A Medical Journal for Well Beings

COVID, RSV, & the Flu

COVID The BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 subvariants of Omicron (descendents of BA.5) are now the dominant strains of COVID pushing a new wave of infections this winter. The new COVID sublineages are not different enough from the original Omicron strain to be considered separate variants of concern. These subvariants are likely more resistant to the currently-used […]

COVID, Monkeypox, Polio

We Know… The BA.5 Omicron subvariant is still dominant in the US. Several other variants are being monitored closely including BA.2.75.2, BA.4.6, and BQ.1.1. The Pfizer and Moderna bivalent booster vaccines (comprised of the original virus and Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5) are currently available for those who received their last vaccination two months ago or more. […]

What We Know…

COVID The Omicron subvariant BA.5 has been the dominant strain in the US over the summer. There are signs that the US summer surge of BA.5 is waning. Other Omicron subvariants are being monitored – BA.4.6 and BA.2.75 are the latest under observation. The former seems to be upticking on the East Coast. On August […]

COVID Snapshot

Private Medical practices evidence-based medicine. We filter out the misinformation to assure you’re getting the most accurate, science-driven updates. Here’s what you need to know this month.