Worried about virus “variants”?

For days now the news has been the arrival of virus “variants”, the first of which popped up in the UK. Now they appear to be in 36 of the US states. And that is just today. So now the worry is whether the vaccine 

Body Fat and Covid-19

Why is it that the majority of folks hospitalized and frequently dying after COVID-19 infection have lots of excess body fat? What is going on here? Let’s start at the beginning. The virus that causes COVID-19 enters cells by attaching the virus corona (crown) to 

Covid-19 and the Immune System

I spent the week between Christmas and New Year’s day with family. There was a lot of isolation and COVID-19 testing for everyone prior to and after this celebration. I ate some stuff that I am not supposed to eat. For example, my great grandchildren 

Let’s just get this over with!

Let’s just get this over with!

Early on in this COVID-19 pandemic Montgomery County and the little counties in Arkansas surrounding us had very few diagnosed COVID-19 cases. And just to be on the safe side, we avoided being tested – as if testing was the problem. Certainly we didn’t talk 

There but for the grace of God go I!

There but for the grace of God go I!

Covid-19 on Indian Reservations I watched a broadcast on MSNBC. It was an interview with a South Dakota state representative who happens to be a native American Indian. The discussion was about the impact of COVID-19 on Indians on the Pine Ridge South Dakota Indian 

Now I’m Mad!

October 10, 2019. I get hit with a bit of fever and a headache. Under the weather. I take some ibuprofen and otherwise ignore it, send my kids off to school, go to work, stop by to see Mom because she hasn’t been feeling well, 

What to do when you are unhealthy

What to do? Keep it simple! “How do you feel? How much weight has crept up over the years? How much pain do you have? What other symptoms do you have? What reasons do you have for going to the doctor? How many diagnosed conditions 

COVID-19 –What part of “underlying” do we not understand?

Schools are opening all over the country. Sure enough there are immediately cases of COVID-19 in students and staff. It was inevitable. Its a virus for Pete’s sake. The flu is a virus that spreads like wild fire. Lots of people (maybe all) are exposed 

The immune system in a nutshell

Imagine you have a $3M house smack in the middle of nowhere. Bad stuff goes on outside your perimeter. A tall concrete fence topped with barbed wire surrounds your property; strategically placed cameras provide 360 degree views of the periphery. The gate that can only 

Watching a diet and a pandemic

Watching a diet and a pandemic

What am I doing? Sitting in my comfy chair, feet propped up, watching TV. This requires no real investment on my part. I can consciously pay attention or doze off, which ever is most appealing. “Watching” seems to be a common thing. I’m always hearing