The delta COVID mutation is at least twice as contagious as the original strain. In a recent study in Israel, roughly half of the adults infected in a delta outbreak were fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine.
It’s common to turn to nutritional supplements, drugs and herbs to try to boost health. All of these options can be beneficial when used appropriately, but they all come with potential risks as well. Misusing or neglecting to check interactions between nutrients, drugs and herbs can cause irreversible health issues — even death.
COVID-19 case rates continue to taper, restrictions are being lifted and tourists are returning in droves. Roughly $4 trillion in rescue funds has been injected into the economy with as much again on the table for the American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan. As we face challenges of the new normal, how do we optimize health at a personal, social, environmental and economic level?
Who would have imagined that the world’s deadliest poison, 100 times more toxic than cyanide and deadlier than Sarin nerve gas, would now be used to treat everything from sweaty palms, wrinkles, overactive bladder, chronic migraine, limb spasticity, voice tremor and premature ejaculation?
So far, Hawaii has dodged the pandemic far better than the remainder of the country.
The spirit of unity is essential to the way forward, not only on the islands, but for the global community. On this point, getting our COVID vaccinations is akin to doing our part for climate change.
My mom just passed away. I’d been caring for her around the clock in home hospice for close to a month. Three weeks before I arrived, she was discharged from the hospital following a two-week stay for COVID. Although her death certificate says that she died from cardio-pulmonary arrest, she would almost certainly be here today if not for the COVID.
As the COVID pandemic rages, sadly, many survivors do not fully recover.
Hawaii-grown Team Merlin is among 10 finalists out of nearly 1,000 entrants in the XPRIZE Foundation’s $1 Million Next-Gen Mask Challenge for young innovators age 15-24.
This year will be one of broad, gradual recovery, but there is a fierce gantlet yet to be run.