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7 05, 2021

Our Genome Can Tell Us Who Is Likely To Die Of COVID? Raymond Rupert

2021-05-07T10:36:39-04:00May 7, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Just spoke to a highly intelligent psychologist who told me that he is fit and healthy and does not need the COVID vaccine. Then I told him that I could predict if he will die of COVID by examining his genome. It seems that those who get very sick and ...

9 03, 2021

Kate Bingham Is A UK Vaccine All Star: How She Succeeded Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-03-09T10:38:30-05:00March 9, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Source: The Business Insider, The Times. In the scramble for COVID-19 vaccines, the UK emerged in November as the first country to offer a shot outside of clinical trials — and one woman bears the credit. Kate Bingham put her role as a life-sciences venture capitalist on hold last July ...

7 03, 2021

I Got Vaccinated But My COVID Test Was Positive? what’s up? Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-03-07T20:32:23-05:00March 7, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We got a call from one of our corporate clients. An employee's wife had received her COVID vaccine ( both shots) in January 2021. She is a healthcare worker. Her two year old son got the sniffles. She was concerned. She took her son for his COVID test. She also ...

7 03, 2021

Being Overly Confident But Very Incompetent: Dunning-Kruger Effect. Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-03-07T11:46:46-05:00March 7, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Just reading Adam Grant's excellent book- Think Again. He has a section that looks at confidence and incompetence. There is a principal called the Dunning-Kruger effect in which a person who is incompetent is overly confident. These persons are so incompetent that they do not recognize their own incompetence. And ...

28 02, 2021

Government Calls Out For Midwives & Other Volunteers For Vaccine Injections: Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-02-28T20:14:17-05:00February 28, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Today, the government asked for midwives and retired nurses to volunteer to give COVID vaccine injections. I am trying to understand the logic of his request. There are about 80,000 doctors who are available and who have medical records on their patients. Doctor's offices have fridges. They have systems for ...

15 02, 2021

The Health Benefits Of Walking In Forests: New York Times Feb 14 2021

2021-02-15T21:05:07-05:00February 15, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

As people spend more time indoors, a mountain of scientific research says spending time in nature is critical to health and increases longevity. That means being in fresh air, under trees and away from cars and concrete—on a regular basis. “There’s an urgent need emerging in science and at the ...

31 01, 2021

US Hospital Bills Can Be Immoral: Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-01-31T20:58:28-05:00January 31, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tonight on 60 minutes, there was a story about several familes who had lost a family member to COVID. It was very sad to hear their stories of loss. One family had lost their husband and father. He was 53. A loving, caring and previously healthy father of 4. The ...

29 01, 2021

The Customer Experience In Primary Care Can Suck Big Time. Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-01-29T13:45:36-05:00January 29, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Betsy, not her real name, is 55 years of age. She tested negative for COVID in early January. Her 5 family members all tested positive. She did develop symptoms of COVID with productive cough, loss of sense of smell and taste, muscle aches, myalgia, gut pains and intermittent headaches. This ...

24 01, 2021

Growing Your COVID Vaccine In A Greenhouse In Quebec City. Really! Raymond Rupert patient advocate.

2021-01-24T17:16:48-05:00January 24, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

My radical curiousity has lead me to ask where are the Canadian manufacturers of COVID vaccine. We used to hae Connaught Labs at Steeles Avenue and Dufferin St in North York. Then it disappeared. No more vaccine capacity of significance in Canada. Then recently, I learned about Medicago and its ...

23 01, 2021

Canada Lacks Scaleable Distribution Of Vaccines: 2024 Anyone? Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-01-23T10:16:11-05:00January 23, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr Vincent Lam writes in the Globe & Mail that not involving Canada's 40,000 family doctors in the distribution of COVID 19 vaccine is a huge and tragic mistake. If family doctors give about 50% of all flu vaccines, then why would Public Health not involve family doctors in the ...

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