The High Cost of Disparaging Natural Immunity to Covid

The High Cost of Disparaging Natural Immunity to Covid

Public-health officials ruined many lives by insisting that workers with natural immunity to Covid-19 be fired if they weren’t fully vaccinated. But after two years of increasing data, the superiority of natural immunity over vaccinated immunity is clear. By firing staff with natural immunity, employers got rid of those at least likely to infect others. … Read more

Jeff Koons explains how he teaches art to his children

Jeff Koons explains how he teaches art to his children

In our series my monday morning, motivated people say WSJ. how they start the week. Every weekday morning, 67-year-old Jeff Koons gets up at 6:45 a.m. to get his young children ready for school. He eats oatmeal with mixed fruit for breakfast, plus an egg white on whole wheat toast. Koons, who lives in New … Read more

As Covid-19 pills roll out, concern mounts resistance could develop

As Covid-19 pills roll out, concern mounts resistance could develop

US health researchers and regulators fear Covid-19 may find a way to evade major new pills, prompting a search for signs of such resistance and finding combinations to thwart it. Treatments—Paxlovid from Pfizer Inc. and molnupiravir from Merck & Co. and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP – are the first drugs authorized by federal health regulators that … Read more

Exercise is good for you, even if you have a mild case of Covid

Exercise is good for you, even if you have a mild case of Covid

Doing sports with Covid or not, that’s the question some fitness enthusiasts are asking. The American College of Sports Medicine has suggested people under 50 who have mild or no symptoms rest for at least seven to 10 days after testing positive. Their recommendation appears to be driven by fears that even a mild Covid-19 … Read more

The case of vaccination against the Omicron variant

The case of vaccination against the Omicron variant

January 23, 2022 11:34 a.m. ET Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine syringes in San Francisco, January 10. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News The main argument of Luc Montagnier and Jed Rubenfeld in “Omicron makes Biden mandates obsolete” (January 10 editorial) is flawed and irresponsible. Vaccines do not need to prevent infection to be highly effective. Salk’s inactivated … Read more

Herd Immunity Is Over — Long Live Superimmunity

Herd Immunity Is Over — Long Live Superimmunity

Forget herd immunity. Covid-19 vaccines and previous infections do not provide long-lasting protection against infection and transmission, especially with the Omicron variant. This makes it impossible for enough of the population to become immune to prevent the virus from spreading. But don’t despair. Omicron will give a large part of the population what some scientists … Read more

Herd Immunity Is Over — Long Live Superimmunity

Herd Immunity Is Over — Long Live Superimmunity

Forget herd immunity. Covid-19 vaccines and previous infections do not provide long-lasting protection against infection and transmission, especially with the Omicron variant. This makes it impossible for enough of the population to become immune to prevent the virus from spreading. But don’t despair. Omicron will give a large part of the population what some scientists … Read more

Yemen’s Houthi Rebels Claim Suspected Drone Strikes on U.A.E. Capital

Yemen’s Houthi Rebels Claim Suspected Drone Strikes on U.A.E. Capital

Yemen’s Houthi rebels said they were behind suspected drone attacks in the United Arab Emirates that killed three people on Monday, as escalating fighting in a seven-year-old civil war spills over into the whole Middle East. The Houthis, who are backed by Iran, said they had targeted Abu Dhabi in retaliation for a recent escalation … Read more

Afghanistan’s Taliban Battle Rebellion by Ethnic Minority Fighters

Afghanistan’s Taliban Battle Rebellion by Ethnic Minority Fighters

KABUL—The Afghan Taliban are battling a rebellion of ethnic minority fighters within their own ranks in the north of the country, a sign that ties are fraying within the alliance built by the Islamist group that took control of the country. country in August. Some Uzbeks who have joined the Taliban, which is dominated by … Read more

Florida lives with Covid and freedom

Florida lives with Covid and freedom

Clearwater, Florida. Omicron’s surge has triggered a shift in conventional wisdom about Covid-19. The virus “is here to stay,” oncologist Ezekiel Emanuel and two other experts who advised the Biden transition proclaimed in a January 6 article for the Journal of the American Medical Association, “A national strategy for the” new normality “of life with … Read more