Dr. Shope interview 18
From Harriet Rokavec
- For many early care and education, it is back to business as usual. What mitigation strategies should they still be implementing to stay healthy?
- There have been some predictions that because people have isolated and some common sicknesses have significantly decreased over the past year+ that people’s immune systems may be less effective and some illnesses such as flu, norovirus, etc. may come back at a much higher level of incidence. Is this true or a possibility?
- What is going on with the 12–15-year-old adolescents reportedly experiencing inflammation of the heart after vaccination? What does the data show?
- Does the J&J vaccine cause more side effects (reactions to the vaccine) for the 12–15-year-old youth?
- Is it true that the J&J vaccine causes more serious reactions in the college-aged individuals? We heard recently that someone was in bed X 3 days!
- Beware misinformation. Get information from reliable sources.
- I know that you mentioned last time that COVID is here to stay, and we will need to move to regular vaccinations for prevention. What do you think the future holds in the way of research regarding COVID? What aspects of our lives are changed permanently? What might we do to be better prepared for future pandemics? Other closing thoughts?