Volume 12, Letter 31 Coronavirus Update 66 plus other stuff
July 18th, 2022
North Carolina continues to look pre-pandemic.
We are seeing very limited Covid disease in kids for weeks now. No significant MIS cases.
In NC, we are ticking down to 4% of admitted patients needing a ventilator and 11% needing an ICU bed for Covid.
The 7 day moving average of cases for the US in recent weeks has plateaued between 100,000 to 130,000 although we all know that this is vastly less than accurate with most people getting, using and not reporting home tests.
The risk of death is 0.000033 once vaccinated with a two dose series or survived natural infection.
As it stands today, the United States has had 1.02 million deaths. The case numbers will continue to vastly underestimate true case volume so I will stop reporting the number as it is meaningless now.
As with the first newsletter on this topic, keep solace with the fact that there is a 99+% chance of survival for all of us regardless of vaccination. However,
mathematically, you now have a 99.9998% chance of survival once vaccinated and the vaccine safety for the mRNA vaccines continues to look good.
Dr. M’s Women and Children First Podcast
Dr. David Rakel, Stress and Optimal Woman’s Health
Podcast - #6 - In case you missed it, this is a good one.
Dr. David Rakel, MD is a nationally recognized leader in integrative medicine. He is the Chair of the department of Family Medicine and Community health at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is an expert in mind body stress and human health.
An author of both academic and popular writings. His 2018 book The Compassionate Connection focuses on how relationship-building can influence health outcomes.
Today we will take a deep look at maternal and child health as it relates to stress.
I hope that you enjoy my conversation with Dr. Rakel,