2021-07-20 General

Vaccines

This article had this stunning graphic of the difference in mortality in the UK due to vaccines:


This article reports that vaccines might re-activate dormant chickenpox, leading to shingles. If you are over 50, get a shingles shot!

Mitigation Measures

This article says that some restrictions in long-term care homes have been lifted. Visits will not need to be pre-scheduled. All visitors give proof that they are fully vaccinated, but then there will be no limit in the number of people who can visit a resident, and masks won’t be required in the resident’s room. (You’ll still need to wear a mask in common areas.)

Treatments

This study in mice found that masitinib — an oral medicine already being looked at for cancer and ALS and MS — worked well at reducing the amount of SARS-CoV-2 virus and in clearing lung inflammation .

Recommended Reading

This article talks about the relationship between viruses and autoimmune disorders.

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