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Comments on the July 1, 2021 Coffee Hour

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2 comments to Comments on the July 1, 2021 Coffee Hour

  • Charles Merlis

    Earl you have made many good points, especially the wariness towards who funds and rewards these studies. I wonder, however, on those adults who don’t pay attention (the majority, I.m sure) to good nutrition and health practices (vitamins, nutrition, cardio,etc.) I would imagine that vaccines might help save them in spite of their shoddy abstaining from the discipline of good health practices. Though it is true that bette early symptomatic care may have save some Covid patients like it did our former esteemed obese president. Anecdotally it seemed a lot of “healthy” patients did die who did not get preferential presidential treatment. Vaccination seems to be a good short cut for the majority of the less committed public.

  • Chip Neville

    Suzanne Humphries book “Dissolving Illusions” talks about how vaccination was ineffective against the Smallpox epidemic in the city of Leicester, but how they resorted to face masking and isolating the sick to stop it. It’s no wonder that vaccination did not stop Smallpox epidemics in 1815. Smallpox vaccine technology was so primitive back then that, without the ability to refrigerate them, vaccines often spoiled. The English resorted to “arm to arm transfer”, where a patient’s arm was connected by a tube to the arm of a very recently vaccinated person. This sometimes resulted in the transfer of other diseases, like tuberculosis and syphilis. There is an excellent Wikipedia article on this, and you can check the references to see that it is accurate. The URL is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smallpox_vaccine

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