Volume 11, Letter 35
August 16th, 2021
Ok, let me just say what is on everyone's lips. THIS STINKS! Delta is a pain in the butt and I am frustrated. But, alas we are here and we will overcome yet again. In the words of Marcus Aurelius: “Think of the life you have lived until now as over and, as a dead man, see what’s left as a bonus and live it according to Nature. Love the hand that fate deals you and play it as your own, for what could be more fitting?”Let us all buckle down, hang on and live every day with love and happiness despite the frustrations.
I will continue to work, love and live, write and now podcast to help make this journey better for anyone and everyone,
The delta variant now comprises most of the current cases in the United States and most cases are in unvaccinated individuals, but there are some cases in vaccinated individuals. These vaccinated breakthrough cases with the delta variant are NOT causing significant disease in almost all cases. To my knowledge, there are fleetingly few reported deaths in the US in vaccinated persons. Overall death is less compared to a year ago per infected persons because of better medical care.
The changes are not an accident of viral activity so much as a problem of choice and outcome. If you have had 2 doses of an mRNA vaccine, you have a very very small risk of a significant breakthrough infection, even less chance of hospitalization and almost no chance of death from the Delta variant based on statistics overall.
Most states are seeing a slight uptick in vaccinations as delta has changed some peoples minds.
The vaccines continue to be effective at preventing bad outcomes against all of the variants including Delta. We are seeing that the lambda and gamma variants are not an issue yet and likely will not be in the United States as delta is outcompeting them.
As it stands today, the United States has had 36.7 million known cases and almost 621,000 deaths. This is 8000 more deaths than 2 weeks ago.
There is still no change in the knowledge that more than 80% of deaths are skewed toward the over 55 age group and 94% of all deaths occurred in a person with a co-morbid chronic health disease. More biological antibody medicines are on the horizon that may along with a mixture of vitamin A , D, zinc, quercetin and melatonin be employed for a safe resolution to COVID19. If you did not read the newsletter about an Integrative approach to health in the COVID era, read this link and this link.
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.
Why take on that extra risk?