Category: COVID-19

November 16, 2020 Joe Brady

From the Osher Clinic at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital If the coronavirus doesn’t get you the stress will. With months yet to go in this pandemic we all need tools and resources for coping with COVID-19. Although disappointed we could not attend in person this year, Jacqui and I did get…

November 9, 2020 Joe Brady

Early results from the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Pfizer show their vaccine may be as much as 90% effective! If this data holds up and the studies confirm its safety, this is the most encouraging news we have had on the COVID-19 front. Pfizer is still required to continue following up on 43,000 folks…

October 18, 2020 Joe Brady

It’s late in the sixth round. Nine more rounds to go yet the fighter is already tired, exhausted in fact. Little by little his right hand begins to lower. Seems o.k., haven’t been hit on that side and he does so need to rest. The coach yells from the corner to “keep your guard up”…

September 1, 2020 Joe Brady

In a season that seems so dark, and bad news hitting the headlines in wave after wave, you have to look hard to find reasons for hope. Yet there is always hope and humanity has survived many a crisis by looking for a light at the end of the tunnel and making a break for…

August 4, 2020 Joe Brady

While waiting for a vaccine or a cure, doctors around the world are effectively getting better at treating patients with COVID-19 and saving many lives. Doctors in hard-hit areas of Europe like Italy and the UK began in late February reaching out to Doctors in China for advice on treating patients with COVID. According to…

July 20, 2020 Joe Brady

Finally some legitimate cause for hope in the fight against COVID-19. A vaccine being developed at the University of Oxford has been shown to produce a strong immune response. According to Dr. Anthony Fauci “any way you slice it, this is good news”. In a clinical trial published Monday in the medical journal The Lancet,…

June 30, 2020 Joe Brady

Physical activity is known to have a profound impact on the normal functioning of the immune system. Currently, no scientific data exists regarding the effects of exercise on this coronavirus, there is evidence that exercise can protect you from many other viral infections. Having better cardiorespiratory fitness and performing regular moderate physical activity has been…

June 30, 2020 Joe Brady

For this demonstration, Dr. Davis held agar cultures near his face and sneezed, sang, talked, and coughed at them. For one set, he wore a standard surgical mask, and for the other, he wore no mask. Check out the video on the masking debate. We are officially living in a Parks and Rec episode.https://www.buzzfeed.com/andyneuenschwander/microbiologist-mask-bacteria-demonstration