Did the flu disappear?

No. And when people use this as a rhetorical question to express their doubt about the severity or incidence rate of Covid-19, they actually showcase their lack of virology knowledge. An appropriate question for those genuinely seeking a learning opportunity would be: “have influenza rates declined during the Covid pandemic, and if so, why?” Great question! Yes. It appears they […]

Pregnancy and novel mRNA vaccines.

So we have had a few readers asking whether pregnant and lactating women should receive either of the novel mRNA vaccines (Moderna or Pfizer). We cannot definitively state that either of these COVID vaccines are safe for use in pregnancy. We say this, not because there is any indication that either of these vaccines may be harmful during pregnancy or […]

Fifty-One Years, But Only Fifty Christmases.

As I was catching up on my Facebook feed, one of my nurse friends shared an update that made me tear up. You could feel the powerful emotions exchanged, the passion she has in nursing, even as she communicated her experiences and recalled them from earlier this week. She begins with a recollection of a mother and daughter coming to […]

mRNA: Can it alter the DNA of your cell?

The simple answer is no. For further explanation of why this is realistically not possible, please read below…. So let’s talk about what DNA and RNA is first. DNA/RNA are both sugar/phosphate based chains which have a series of “segments” (nucleotides), made of four different “tips” (called nucleobases), arranged in groups of three (called codons). The average human DNA contains […]

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