oh no!*

I swore several months go I’d blog no more about Mr. Corona, the “pandemic” behind us and figuring the annoying umpteenth generation variants of SARS-COV-2 as mere cold/flu agents. Hardly worth any attention, let alone a mask, vaxx, lockdown, or quarantine. But info trickles out about how things really turned out that deserves commentary. Released Friday were British data about deaths from COVID according to vaccination status. The bar graphs need no explanation. Read ’em and weep.

My pharmacist sister asked me at dinner why an intelligent man like me never got vaccinated. I told her that in addition to nearly 50 years in medicine, I have a masters in microbiology and research experience in 4 virology labs, understood what was going on, and chose not to participate. She left the room. I don’t think that even graphs like these would affect the likes of her, who drank the Kool-Aid long ago.

So, to those of you wise enough to have avoided the jab: prosit!

*PS. My U of M just selected a new President, Dr. Ono. Oh-no! At least his first name is Santa. The faculty with have their stockings hung by the chimney with care.


  1. Jordan D, Zaniewski A. Regents appoint Santa Ono as University of Michigan’s next president. University Record 7/13/22. https://record.umich.edu/articles/regents-appoint-santa-ono-as-university-of-michigans-new-president/

Published by rike52

I retired from the Rheumatology division of Michigan Medicine end of June '19 after 36 years there. Upon hitting Ann Arbor for the second time (I went to school here) it took me almost 8 months to meet Kathy, 17 months to buy her a house (on Harbal, where we still live), and 37 months to marry her. Kids never came, but we've been blessed with a crowd of colleagues, friends, neighbors and family that continues to grow. Lots of them are going to show up in this log eventually. Stay tuned.

2 thoughts on “oh no!*

  1. Thanks. It was a late night effort. I always look at ’em the next AM to edit and annotate. I corrected the typos and added a little. Check it out now! How about that new Prez? At least he isn’t a medical doctor, so we should be able to avoid the embarrassing horniness of his predecessor, der Schliz.


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