The Third COVID-19 Vaccine Has Just Entered into the American Market!

What do we need to know about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine? On Monday March 1st, the first truckload of Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine arrived at the worldwide distribution center of the UPS in Louisville, Kentucky. This marked the day 1 of the entry of the 3rd American COVID vaccine into the market. In this blog my main goal is to […]

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Did we used to be too spoiled before COVID’s pandemic?

Our COVID-19 infested world is well-suited for the Alaskan Bush People! A favorite reality documentary TV series of mine has been “Alaskan Bush People”. The series depicts the life of a family who live far from civilization in the Alaskan wilderness. The family is composed of a couple and their seven children who refer to […]

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Covid -19 Pandemic Has Already Revealed the Best and the Worst About Our Humanity!

One of our admirable qualities as a nation has been our unqualified support for our soldiers and generals in times of war. Memorial Day has been the time for us all, united as one, to immortalize the memories of our beloved fallen ones. It is utterly saddening to see that in our war against the […]

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Covid-19, Air travel, and Adjusting to Our Changing World!

It all began with our agonizing and shocking 9/11 experience! Over time, we gradually got used to airport security requirements, and we all now get them for granted. And then, we were introduced to the concepts of TSA Precheck, Clear, and Global Entry. Some of us may not know that entry to many countries, for […]

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What are the Most and the Least Demanding Medical Disciplines of the Future?

What is the best medical discipline after worldwide lockdown? If you ask this question as a medical student who is planning to choose a residency program, then the answer will not matter much to you if you truly know what discipline is your calling. If you make your choice based on what allows you to […]

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Remdesivir for Covid-19 Treatment!

Why among so many drugs Remdesivir has so far been among the top candidates for treating COVID-19? What attributes of Remdesivir makes it a good medication for treatment of COVID-19? What is the mechanism of action of Remdesivir? What are the most dreaded side effects of Remdesivir? What Remdesivir-related concepts will most likely show-up on […]

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A flu like no other flu!

This rascal used to kill us for quite a while, and we blamed it all on poor influenza and its co-morbidities. Before quarantine, I used to see many of my health-conscious 70+ pals at my health club in mid- to late-fall, and I was puzzled as to why, in contrast to all prior years, I […]

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Testing, Testing and More Testing!

Why is there so much fuss about testing? What does it mean for our battle against COVID-19? What do the most commonly used Covid-19 tests reveal to us? Notice: For important concepts related to Covid-19 disease and immunology please scroll down to the following heading: “Had We Known What We Know Now About Social Distancing…” […]

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Part 1: When Life Gives You Covid-19, TRXize in Your Storage Cellar!

Adaptability and flexibility are keys to healthier and longer survival amidst large scale catastrophes and imminent pandemics! Closure of medical schools, social distancing, and home-isolation is the ideal time for medical students to physically shape-up and to prepare for their medical board examinations!   You have most likely heard of the proverbial expression of “when […]

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National Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Drive Week: March 23-29, 2020

Did you stack-up your attic with PPE such as hand sanitizers, disposable facemasks, gloves and gowns? What were you thinking? To put them on before going out to your driveway and tossing your garbage bag in your own trashcan? Did you plan on using them before opening your mailbox or scrubbing your mails with sanitizer […]

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Worldwide Corona Pandemic Calls for the Revival of the United Nations!

I had a dream! In my dream it was April 25, 2020, the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. All heads of nations while still in their extended social isolation due to COVID19 pandemonium, addressed the entire humanity via the world wide web. Can you guess what they unanimously called for? They called for the […]

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