CORONAVIRUS INFO PROVIDED BY DR. JIM HARRIS – 08/30/2021

CORONAVIRUS INFO PROVIDED BY DR. JIM HARRIS – 08/30/2021

COVID-19 antibody infusion center opening In East Texas

The infusion center will begin accepting patients on Tuesday and has been provided with Regeneron’s monoclonal antibodies to treat outpatient cases of COVID-19 who have a referral from a doctor. This treatment is available at no cost to the patient. Local partners include Smith County, Northeast Texas Public Health District, UT Health East Texas, and Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System…The treatment is free and available to all Texans who test positive for COVID-19 and have a doctor’s referral. Texans can visit meds.tdem.texas.gov to find a therapeutic provider near them.

PROS AND CONS OF BOOSTERS: GOOD ARTICLE WORTH READING. CURRENT

(J. Harris: My answer is that if you live in an area overrun with unvaccinated people, it would be foolish to pass up boosters as they become available. Immunization is not 100% protective, and even if you survive, you are likely to have infected others. I trust the Israel data as well as several other studies demonstrating diminution in measurable antibodies against Covid over time in immunized people.)

BEST WAY I KNOW TO GET A BOOSTER:

Marshall/Harrison County Health Department

Address

805 Lindsey Drive (Just W. of the hospital)

Marshall, Texas, 75670

Phone

903-938-8338

Call, long tape will tell you when they will be giving vaccines. They have various vaccines at different times. Usually, the office is open daily for vaccinations unless the staff is giving shots at a business, church, school, or the like. Listen to the taped phone message. Spanish speakers are available. The third booster (Pfizer) is currently available if you have an “immune problem.” There is a blank to check about that. No questions are asked, however. I checked the box and got a booster last week. If you have “misplaced” your vaccine card, you can get another. The staff can get confirmation about your prior immunizations from the state via the net, and quickly. The office is not crowded. Carry your card and wear a mask. There is no charge. They will come to your office or church and jab everybody. The staff is very competent and eager to help. 

The deadly polio epidemic and why it matters for coronavirus

”…In 1952, the number of polio cases in the U.S. peaked at 57,879, resulting in 3,145 deaths. Those who survived this highly infectious disease could end up with some form of paralysis, forcing them to use crutches, wheelchairs or to be put into an iron lung, a large tank respirator that would pull air in and out of the lungs, allowing them to breathe…That was a time, said Salk’s oldest son, Dr. Peter Salk, [said in an interview]…when the public trusted the medical community and believed in each other. I believe that’s an idea we need to resurrect today…[Salk recounted] … his father wondered every day why we couldn’t apply the spirit of what happened with the development of the polio vaccine to other problems, such as disease or poverty. In fighting coronavirus, perhaps the citizens and governments of the world will rise to the occasion and demonstrate what is possible when we work together.

(J. Harris: Good easy to read historical article)

J. Harris: I can remember when folks got vaccinated when indicated and when people didn’t believe nonsense from the social media, political hacks, and medical quacks — because there was no social media.)

FROM SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:

Why Children Are Better Protected from COVID Than Adults

The immune system uses a special mechanism to protect children from novel viruses—and it typically saves them from a severe course of COVID-19 in two different ways. In the mucous membranes of their airways, it is much more active than that of adults. In children, this system reacts much faster to viruses that it has never encountered, such as pandemic pathogens… children do not only have many more immune cells in their mucous membranes; they also more quickly produce type I interferons, which are crucial for fighting viruses. As a result, these key molecules may also provide protection from the dysregulation of the immune system that occurs in many severe cases of COVID-19…The results of the study indicate that the immune system of children is designed to fight viruses particularly effectively when it first encounters them…Adults have to rely on the adaptive immune response—the specific protection provided by antibodies and T cells for individual pathogens that only develops a while after contact with the virus.”

COVID PREVENTION FROM AIR: 

1. How to use ventilation and air filtration to prevent the spread of coronavirus indoors

Complicated Article with specifics for school rooms and buildings.

2.  CU Boulder Portable Air Cleaner Calculator for Schools.v1.3 

 3. UTUBE HOMEMADE AIR FILTERS 

There are many such articles easily available.

LASTLY:

Have you ever listened to someone for a minute and thought “Their cornbread isn’t done in the middle.”

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