Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 by all original accounts, is milder. According to Dr. Angelique Coetzee, Chair of South African Medical Association, “very mild” symptoms that differed from the dominant Delta variant were noticed in seven patients at her clinic. An alert technician noticed a different RT-PCR pattern and sequencing revealed…

Vaccines are unique as unlike other drugs and medications, they are administered to a large population of mostly healthy individuals, often young children, for prophylaxis. Until January 2020, vaccines were defined as agents that work through protection of the individual as well as at the population level, for example, through…

Natural immunity is far more superior than COVID-19 vaccines against re-infection with other emerging variants. Vaccines maybe vital for high-risk population, but not for the otherwise healthy. Given that COVID-19 vaccine safety and efficacy is still debatable, the decision to mandate vaccines and even think about vaccine passports is ridiculous and absurd.

For months we have heard that vaccines were going to end this pandemic. The mRNA vaccines were these new, innovative panacea. “Operation Warp Speed” was used to develop these vaccines and billions of taxpayer dollars poured into a previously failed technology to treat COVID-19 caused by “sudden acute respiratory syndrome…

The dreaded delta, delta+, and lambda variants of SARS-CoV-2. Are these variants really deadlier than the first identified strain of SARS-CoV-2 in patients from Wuhan or the other over 800 variants? Do these variants cause more severe disease or symptoms? What is the mortality rate caused by dreaded delta variants…

Aditi Bhargava

Dr. Aditi Bhargava is a molecular neuroendocrinologist with research focus on sex differences in stress biology and immunology.

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