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COVID vaccines and pregnancy

The New England Journal of Medicine published an article presenting preliminary findings about the risks of the mRNA type COVID vaccines before or during pregnancy. The findings evaluated the data obtained through the adverse effects reporting multiple data collection systems: VAERS, v-safe, and the v-safe pregnancy registry. VAERS, http://www.vaers.hhs.gov, tracks the side effects and outcomes…

How to get your COVID-19 vaccine

How to get your COVID-19 vaccine Best way to avoid COVID-19 is get a vaccine. Find a vaccine though the CDC Vaccine Finder: Eligibility changes from state to state but make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as eligible. Remember to continue precautions before and after you get your vaccine: (wear face-mask, frequent…

Recommended Reading: Coronavirus Chronicles

SO MUCH TO READ, SO LITTLE TIME… IN THE EVER EVOLVING PANDEMIC: RECOMMENDED READ! The New Yorker has published a series of articles written by Siddhartha Mukherjee under the heading Coronavirus Chronicles. The articles are worth the read. They are presented in multiple formats: print, audio, and on-line. The most recent article, The Covid Conundrum,…

Update Covid: Half a million Covid deaths in the US, and counting…

The bad news: the COVID-19 disaster… Lives lost to COVID-19 in the US, as recorded by Johns Hopkins University, are about equivalent to the population of Kansas City, (Missouri) or Sacramento, California. WASHINGTON (AP) — The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. topped 500,000 Monday, all but matching the number of Americans killed in World…

Transition to a Post Election Reality

In the US National Election of 2020, even as the final votes are being tallied, President Donald Trump is desperately searching for election irregularities to support his baseless proclamation made on election night that he won the 2020 general election. Since the election, for the most part, Trump has laid low, appearing momentarily in blurred…

Misinformation: the Danger

Everyone thinks. It is our nature to do so. But much of our thinking, left to itself, is biased, distorted, partial, uninformed, or prejudiced. As citizens, we make decisions, sometimes without taking the time to familiarize ourselves with the relevant issues and positions; without thinking about the long-run implications of what is being proposed; without paying…

Follow the money!

A recent article published July 13, 2020 in the Kitsap Sun written by Nathan Pilling, discussed the SBA (Small Business Administration) Payment Protection Program and the potential impacts of the emergency small business loans received in Kitsap County, Washington. I think it is important to evaluate how our tax dollars are being spent as our…

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