What Do We Know about Natural Immunity?

Key Takeaways: Until we have more data – (1) If you have not had COVID-19 and are unvaccinated, you and your family, friends and loved ones are at risk. Please get vaccinated as soon as possible. (2) if you previously had COVID-19, we cannot tell you how much or little protection you may have againstContinue reading “What Do We Know about Natural Immunity?”

Confused about whether you can get a COVID booster shot now? Here’s your guide:

Do you have an immunodeficiency or condition that causes you to be moderately to severely immunocompromised and you previously received the J&J/Jannsen vaccine? YES –> Unfortunately, the CDC does not have enough data on this situation to recommend a booster at this time. Talk to your doctor, but go no further in this decision guide.Continue reading “Confused about whether you can get a COVID booster shot now? Here’s your guide:”

Thinking about traveling? I bet you haven’t thought about all these things.

I know. You have been cooped up far too long. You are so ready to be over this coronavirus, so what better way than to take a trip? Well, if you plan to travel, consider these things: Consider the state(s) or countries you are travelling to. Get an update as to any travel restrictions forContinue reading “Thinking about traveling? I bet you haven’t thought about all these things.”

Should You Trust Your Faith or The Vaccines to Protect You and Your Family From COVID?

Takeaways: Relying on faith as your strategy for protecting yourself and others from COVID is unbiblical. Relying on faith as your approach to protecting yourself and others is inconsistent with your own belief system. Reliance on faith as your approach to protecting yourself and your family from COVID doesn’t make sense. Reliance on faith toContinue reading “Should You Trust Your Faith or The Vaccines to Protect You and Your Family From COVID?”

Is Getting the COVID Vaccine Taking the Mark of the Beast?

Barbra sent in the following comment to my blog: “I am new to your blog but loved the honesty and caring it portrays. I know this may make you laugh, but I have a sibling who will not get vaccinated. Why?… Because it’s the sign of the beast in the book of Revelations! I meanContinue reading “Is Getting the COVID Vaccine Taking the Mark of the Beast?”

Understanding What is Going on with COVID and a Guide to Making Decisions for Parents, Teachers, and School Board Members

How a viral illness impacts a population will be influenced by the behavior of the virus and the behavior of the people. Background What we are seeing today is a consequence of our failure to aggressively decrease the transmission of the virus. The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID, is an RNA virus, as opposed toContinue reading “Understanding What is Going on with COVID and a Guide to Making Decisions for Parents, Teachers, and School Board Members”

A Note to Those who are Confused, Afraid or just Uncertain about Whether to Get the COVID Vaccine

Thank you for reading this. First of all, I want you to know that I understand your confusion, your fear and your reservations about the vaccines. This is complicated stuff and unfortunately, there are people who are intentionally trying to mislead people and others who are not intending to pass along false information, but doingContinue reading “A Note to Those who are Confused, Afraid or just Uncertain about Whether to Get the COVID Vaccine”

Post-COVID: To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate? That is the Question.

With apologies to William Shakespeare for adapting a line from Hamlet to current day questions of great importance, I thought that I would address one of the most common questions I get about COVID. That question comes from those who know or believe that they previously had COVID as to whether they should get vaccinated.Continue reading “Post-COVID: To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate? That is the Question.”

The Affordable Care Act Survives Another Challenge in the U.S. Supreme Court

I have previously posted a number of blog pieces on the legal challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as the Affordable Care Act) since its enactment in March of 2010. To understand the basis for the latest challenge to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), one needsContinue reading “The Affordable Care Act Survives Another Challenge in the U.S. Supreme Court”

Can A Hospital Require Its Employees to Be Vaccinated Against COVID?

A number of hospitals and health systems have announced that their employees will be required to be vaccinated against COVID. Among the first to make this requirement was Houston Methodist, a large and well-respected health system in Houston, Texas. A group of employees facing loss of their jobs sued Houston Methodist making a number ofContinue reading “Can A Hospital Require Its Employees to Be Vaccinated Against COVID?”