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The Completion Backwards Principle


Today's mini-blog is to address the CDC's new guidance regarding isolation/quarantine and give you a glimpse of what is coming in the weeks ahead. Spoiler alert: The horse is out of the barn.  It's about to get as ugly as you ever dreamed.  But it may not be all that bad.  Confused?  Got your [...]

The Completion Backwards Principle2022-01-03T01:31:30+00:00



"Yesterday All my troubles seemed so far away Now it looks as though they're here to stay Oh, I believe in yesterday Suddenly I'm not half the man I used to be There's a shadow hangin' over me Oh, yesterday came suddenly" -John Lennon/Paul McCartney (Yesterday, 1965) [...]


Bridge Over Troubled Waters


Next week the FDA meets to discuss Pfizer's request for Emergency Use Authorization of Comirnaty in children ages 5 to 11 years.  Comirnaty is the official name of Pfizer's vaccine to provide protection from Covid-19.  Glad this is written communication, because I haven't a clue how to pronounce Comirnaty.  Should the FDA approve the [...]

Bridge Over Troubled Waters2021-10-24T23:56:57+00:00

Comfortably Numb


It’s been a while since I have had time to provide a significant update but wanted to get something more substantial out to y’all in honor of starting the new school year.  I hope this blog finds all having enjoyed a healthy and relatively unrestricted summer as compared with last year.  Today will briefly [...]

Comfortably Numb2021-09-16T12:15:38+00:00

In Control?


In Control? Another quick update for you this week.  Will touch on vaccines and variants.  Think we are in control at this time? Greensky Bluegrass performing "In Control"  in Eugene, Oregon (3/19/2015) Just The Basic Facts (Can You Show Me Where It Hurts?) [...]

In Control?2021-07-18T22:31:13+00:00



Bookends It’s been a few weeks since the last post, and this one is going to be a brief one.  Why?  Three reasons.  First, I don’t have a lot to update you with.  Second is that I have spent most of my spare time vaccinating nearly 1000 folks this last month to protect [...]


Face Dances


Face Dances Today will be covering some science, some philosophy as we inch closer to summertime.  Topics will include some quick disease burden updates, masks, vaccines, and becoming a card carrying member in society. "Another Tricky Day" by The Who from the album Face Dances, the band's first [...]

Face Dances2021-05-31T17:58:29+00:00

Backwards Down The Number Line


Reflecting the title of today's blog...Phish performing Backwards Down the Number Line at the Mann Music Center, a few short minutes from my former home in Philadelphia.  For a different take, here is Trey playing a solo acoustic version of the song. Backwards Down The Number Line We [...]

Backwards Down The Number Line2021-05-08T14:23:39+00:00

Go Down Gambling


Go Down Gambling Today's blog will attempt to provide all a report on where things currently stand with respect to disease burden and trends, as well as some analysis of this weeks news regarding the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the Pfizer vaccine,  along with some data on COVID in vaccinated individuals.  Lots of [...]

Go Down Gambling2021-04-19T12:30:27+00:00

Why It is Important to Ask the Right Questions


Why It is Important to Ask the Right Questions This will not be one of my typical blogs.  The topic to be presented here is far too serious for me to start messing around, even though it is April Fool's Day.  I kept this update separate from the planned and already posted blog [...]

Why It is Important to Ask the Right Questions2021-05-30T13:17:24+00:00
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