Good piece again Dr. Hunter. However, I would give serious consideration to hormonal therapy, which endorsed by the Women's Health Initiative in 2012 because it remedies sleep disturbances (50% of menopausal women) so they stay active and nets out a 25% decrease in heart disease. Increase risk of breast cancer is either small or debatable.

Time to Use Masks Again in Indoors Public Spaces

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The Dangerous Delta COVID-21 Virus

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is the fourth major mutation of the pandemic. It has modified spike proteins which attach more efficiently to human cells than COVID-19. Its genetic programming is more potent — infected cells…

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A Guide to Avoiding Knee Replacement

Last year there were 600,000 total knee replacement surgeries in the United States. Insurers spend five billion dollars on knee procedures per year. It is a remarkable procedure. However, it is still a work in progress. It is major surgery with extensive rehabilitation. 20% of people…

Angel-of-Death from

A very pleasant bubbe (grandmother) came to the Moderna vaccination clinic in Newton for her first of two shots. She was concerned side effects from her second dose of the Moderna vaccine, scheduled for March 25, might interfere with her outdoor Passover celebration scheduled for March 27?

I held up the syringe and said, “Mamaleh (young lady — which made her smile) and said, ”THIS SHOT IS PASSOVER!”

To placate her…

Use the Added Safety of Double Masks

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Humanity is in a race between mass vaccination and viral mutations.

I am doing my part vaccinating Massachusetts citizens for COVID-19. Doing vaccinations increases my exposure to COVID-19. I need to be well within the safe social distance as I explain the risks…

Is it More Dangerous? Will Vaccines Still Work Against It?

A mutated Wuhan virus variant is fueling a growing coronavirus outbreak in Kent, England. It has spread in the background in nearly thirty other countries. Mutations in coronaviruses are normal and occur at a rate of about 2 per month. …

Modifying the Rink Works; Masks on the Players Does Not

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The governors of Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Minnesota, and other states have closed indoor ice rinks due to because they are COVID infection sites. Community skating rinks are designed to keep a slab of ice frozen for skaters. The ventilation systems…

Statins Prevent Coronavirus Infection Complications

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The statin drugs, such as Lipitor, Crestor, etc. reduce the severity of SARS-COV-2 (coronavirus) infections. …

Justice Department Approves Pharmaceutical Monopoly to Manufacture Anti-COVID Monoclonal Antibodies

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The COVID-19 related collapse of the hospitals in Queens, New York is burnt into the minds of Americans. Who would be the next person chained to a ventilator? Shockingly, scores of physicians, nurses, EMTs, police, and fire, armed with courage…

Tested in a Total of 76 People …But It’s So Good, You Don’t Need to See the Data

Russia approved the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine August 11. It has been tested in just 76 people. It is to be given to a small number of citizens from vulnerable groups, including medical staff and the elderly. The vaccine cannot be used widely until 1 January 2021, presumably after larger…

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