Vaccines

Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Audiocast Volume 12 Issue 25

Coronavirus Update 63 plus other stuff – Lots on boosters today while the persistent world of Covid exposure drags on. Omicron US strains: newer variant BA.2 makes up 35% of current case volume based on different parts of the country while omicron BA BA 1.1.529 is at 6% and B 2.12.1 is 59%. Delta is gone by competition. Cases are increasing in some cities with little increase in hospital morbidity and mortality. In essence we are still fairing quite well in the new norm. Quick Hits and other musings!
Dr. M

Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Audiocast Volume 12 Issues 21/23, Covid Updates 61/62

Coronavirus Update #61 and 62 – This audiocast newsletter looks further into the new variants and other emerging data sets. More information on boosters, infection risks and opinions from Paul Offit and Monika Gandhi. Plus a look at Adenoviral hepatitis and formula issues.

 

Enjoy,

Dr. M

Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Audiocast Volume 12 Issues 13/15, Covid Updates 57/58

Coronavirus Update #57 and 58 – This audiocast newsletter is a quick hits look at the new variants and other emerging data sets.

We are in an endemic state with SARS2/Covid19. What are the new norms? Do you need a booster dose? Do we know why some people suffer neurological problems? What is affecting the blood brain barrier? These questions and a few others are explored this week.
Be well,
Dr. M

Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Audiocast Volume 12 Issue 9, Covid Updates 55

Covid Update # 55
Now that we are passed the opinion Covid newsletter from 2 weeks ago, let us get back to the business of literature review. We need to maintain a sharp focus as a culture on inflammation reducing lifestyle choices to aid our long term survival. The powers that be need to push a stronger narrative around healthy living through education. These issues should be straight forward education with a love bend. This is not a time for the policy makers to act as if they know what is best for us. More that we could all benefit by making these choices for our collective health. We need congress to subsidize healthy food over processed junk as is occurring now.
This week is a heavy focus on Long Covid or PACS. Next covid update will focus on mental health.
Enjoy,
Dr. M

Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Audiocast Volume 12 Issue 7, Covid Updates 54

Coronavirus Update #54 – This audiocast is a deeper dive into policy and opinion based on the same for Omicron.

In my opinion, our children’s mental and physical health need to take primacy over pandemic fear at this time. They are in a very very very low risk scenario from COVID, however, they remain in a high risk scenario from a mental and metabolic health perspective. The scales do not favor current school based mitigation measures based on risk and health from Omicron and the downstream events relate to it. If you are a young person, boosting is questionable, especially if you are a male with myocarditis risk. The WHO and European Union are not recommending it at this time. The CDC is recommending down to age 12. Let us say that you are 18 years old and male. If a young adult receives a third dose of an mRNA vaccine which provides marginal to no transmission benefit for 90 to 110 days and minimal disease severity reduction because it is already almost zero after a 2 dose series, what is the point. Are our youth supposed to protect the unvaccinated? The vaccinated and boosted with risk factors? For how long? Then what? Do it again, and again every three months as immunity wanes rapidly? Has this ever been done before or well studied? Nope.
Be well,
Dr. M

Dr. M’s Women and Children First Podcast – Omicron Update #2

COVID Omicron Update #2:
Let’s continue to breakdown the new variant and what we know overall. The world according to SARS2 Covid 19 is now the world according to Omicron. What does this mean for us today? How are the vaccines faring? Boosters? Natural illness?
Enjoy,
Dr. M