Off Again, On Again?

It looks like mandatory masking on airplanes may be a thing of the past. Maybe. Late Monday, United, American, Southwest, Delta, Alaska, and other airlines dropped their face mask requirement effective immediately. The mandate lift came directly on the heels of the ruling by U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle in Tampa. She said the federal…

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“Oops!”

There’s been a big “whoopsie” in coding Covid-19 deaths.  The CDC reported 966,575 deaths from COVID-19 last Friday after correcting the data earlier this week, which reduced the death tallies in all age groups, including children. In a statement to Reuters, the health agency said it made adjustments to its COVID Data Tracker’s mortality data on March 14 because its algorithm…

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CDC Confusion Continues

Last week the C.D.C. changed its guidelines (AGAIN) about masks.  Apparently, the agency wants communities to get back to “normal life.” The new guidelines suggest that 70% of Americans can now stop wearing masks and no longer need to social distance or avoid crowded indoor spaces. Instead of relying solely on the number of cases…

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Ivermectin

It’s time to clear the air about something. And this may seem controversial, but it really shouldn’t be. Seriously, it’s easier than we think to be informed and make good decisions based on common sense with a little fact-checking.  Let’s talk about Ivermectin. There’s been a TON of breathless media coverage about people like Joe…

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Masks For Everyone

The CDC has updated its guidelines, once again, regarding Covid-19, and it looks like masks are making a comeback. The Capitol’s Attending Physician Brian Monahan said late Tuesday that the House of Representatives is reinstating its mask mandate – and therefore the threat of fines to members who don’t comply – following updated guidance from…

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Vitamin D is a MUST!

If you don’t take a vitamin D supplement, maybe you should, according to Dr. Fauci. During a Sept 10th interview on Instagram Live, he recommended that those deficient in vitamin D should start taking supplements. “If you are deficient in vitamin D, that does have an impact on your susceptibility to infection. So I would…

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CDC Confusion

Ready for a convoluted, confusing, and confounding Covid-19 update? Good. Because we’ve got one for you! Last week, the CDC quietly revised its guidance on coronavirus testing. The agency dropped its previous recommendation to test everyone who’s come into close contact with a person infected with Covid-19 — even those who don’t have symptoms. The…

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Isolation Kills

When it comes to the novel corona virus, we’ve seen the numbers. We’ve seen charts, graphs, and stats. We know that there’s an astronomical number of positive test results. It’s proven itself to be particularly deadly for the elderly. In fact, in at least 14 states, 50% of COVID-19 deaths are in long-term care facilities,…

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Breathe Easy

We all know those with preexisting cardiovascular and respiratory conditions have a greater risk of contracting Covid-19… but not, it seems, for those with asthma. What’s more, scientists are perplexed as to what causes this difference! Researchers from Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science published their findings in a recent editorial in the Journal…

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FDA Reverses Course

This past Monday, June 15, 2020, The Food and Drug Administration revoked an emergency approval for the use of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a Covid-19 treatment stating that it is “unlikely to be effective in treating Covid-19,” warning against “serious side effects.” The withdrawal is because specific and conclusive research has shown that the…

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