“To be clear, I am not a vaccine skeptic — my three children are fully vaccinated and I dutifully take my flu shot year after year. But I had serious doubts about the speed of the Covid-19 vaccine development process, which seemed to me to be a political tool then-President Donald Trump was trying to use to win re-election. How […]
Booster shots are called that for a reason. They’re the only artificial way to boost your body’s immune response to a given pathogen, by strengthening its recognition of a virus or bacteria. There are no other bottled substances that cause a “boosted” immune response. The only other alternative is natural exposures which carry the risk of illness, unlike vaccines which […]
“What about the long term effects!” That’s the question that gets asked a lot about vaccines, seemingly ignoring the fact that a good portion of chronic diseases are directly caused by viral and bacterial infections. Vaccines protect against long term disease processes that are caused by viral and bacterial infections.
It is widely accepted that certain viral infections (such as influenzas and coronaviruses) play a role in the development of Parkinson’s Disease. Anosmia, or the loss of smell, has long been observed to be present in patients with viral infections who later develop Parkinsonism. There is much concern for the prevalence of anosmia as a symptom feature of SARS-Cov-2. This […]
Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP, previously known as Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura) risk post vaccination
Recently, a post was shared with me where a wife was sharing concerns about the novel COVID-19 vaccines and her husband’s death from Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP), shortly after his immunization. You could feel the pain the wife was feeling and the anguish over the loss of her husband, and her heartfelt concerns about the relationship between his recent COVID-19 vaccination […]
Pfizer vaccine #2 hit this OVN’s arm yesterday. I got my vaccine while I was about half way through my 12 hour shift. I completed the remainder of my shift (caring for critically ill Covid patients) without difficulty and without any symptoms. I did have a headache and fatigue after arriving home which lasted until this morning. I did take […]
When hospital systems are overwhelmed, such as they are in Southern California, difficult decisions must be made on how best to allocate exhausted resources. In Los Angeles County, this means that out of hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA), which statistically end in poor outcomes, are not transported to the hospital with CPR in progress. Instead, CPR will be conducted on scene […]