Category Archives: Medicine

Cancer Statistics 2022

Every January the American Cancer Society publishes Cancer Statistics based on the most recent data available. The abstract from the report is immediately below. The entire report is available at the end of this article. Abstract: Each year, the American Cancer Society estimates the numbers of new cancer cases and deaths in the United States…


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What Really Happened in Wuhan – Book Review

Australian journalist Sharri Markson has written a book that seeks to find the source of the corona virus that has afflicted the world for more than two years. The subject has been so politicized from the very start such that any attempt to define its source will trouble many readers. Never has a medical and…


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Persistent Physical Symptoms Among French Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Association of Self-reported COVID-19 Infection and SARS-CoV-2 Serology Test Results With Persistent Physical Symptoms Among French Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic is the prolix title of a study just published in the JAMA Internal Medicine. The paper’s abstract is below. Basically, it says that if the patient believes that he has been infected with the…


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Time to Stop Testing Asymptomatic Subjects

COVID has made everybody a medical expert. Politicians, investment advisors, journalists, TV newsreaders all are full of analysis and advice about the virus now comfortably settled in throughout most of the world. In general our leaders and opinion setters seem unable to deal rationally with an epidemic that has been with us for two years….


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COVID – The Omicron Variant

As is typical of current events, the press and our medical “experts” are having conniptions over the inevitable appearance of yet another variant of the coronavirus. The latest such variant, named omicron in a fit of political correctness, is causing more distress to the physicians employed by the press than a bout of malignant constipation….


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COVID Data – Geography and Obesity

Below are some data concerning the COVID outbreak. They mostly speak for themselves. Observe the striking difference in the countries of tropical Africa compared to the developed world. The Africans are mostly unvaccinated and not dying in contradistinction to the US, etc. Then look at the data from the US and India. Lastly, observe the…


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COVID Vaccination in Children

The New England Journal of Medicine just published a study Evaluation of the BNT162b2 Covid-19 Vaccine in Children 5 to 11 Years of Age that reports phase 1 and 2 data about the vaccine in children. During the phase 1 study, a total of 48 children 5 to 11 years of age received 10 μg,…


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Abstract of the Year – Pregnant Persons

Below is an abstract that appeared in the Journal of the American medical Association. I assume it was written by the USPSTF, but I can’t sure. Regardless, I’d be careful about taking advice from anyone who has trouble realizing only women get pregnant. I certainly would want my pregnant wife, daughter, etc to be cared…


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Colin Powell’s Death From COVID

The reporting of Colin Powell’s death exemplifies why the public is so confused about the COVID outbreak. Here’s a representative excerpt concerning the General’s demise: His passing represents a breakthrough death—when fully vaccinated patients die from COVID-19. Roughly 7,100 such deaths have been reported in the US, with 85% occurring in patients 65 and older. That the infection…


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FDA Issues Guidance on Dietary Salt

The FDA has issued guidance about dietary salt intake. Their advice needs to be taken with a grain of salt – sorry, I couldn’t resist. The summary below conveys their intent and message. The whole report is below and can be downloaded. This guidance supports the goal of reducing sodium intake as recommended by scientific…


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