“What Exactly Is the Plan for Us?”: Millions of Immunocompromised People, Left Behind by the Vaccine, Are Facing a Stark Future

Mary Baliker, a 58-year-old kidney transplant recipient living in Middleton, Wisconsin, is no stranger to blood tests. But this one was different. As part of a clinical study on antibody responses, she has been periodically FedEx-ing her blood to Johns Hopkins, where doctors have been looking for immune responses to the Moderna vaccine. Because she takes immunosuppressive drugs so her body doesn’t reject the donated organ, it wasn’t very likely that the vaccine would prompt the immune response it is supposed to. Nevertheless, she held out hope.

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“What Exactly Is the Plan for Us?”: Millions of Immunocompromised People, Left Behind by the Vaccine, Are Facing a Stark Future

Mary Baliker, a 58-year-old kidney transplant recipient living in Middleton, Wisconsin, is no stranger to blood tests. But this one was different. As part of a clinical study on antibody responses, she has been periodically FedEx-ing her blood to Johns Hopkins, where doctors have been looking for immune responses to the Moderna vaccine. Because she takes immunosuppressive drugs so her body doesn’t reject the donated organ, it wasn’t very likely that the vaccine would prompt the immune response it is supposed to. Nevertheless, she held out hope.

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DR ELLIE CANNON: Why are my knees aching so badly after I got two new hips?

DR ELLIE CANNON: Why are my knees aching so badly after I got two new hips?
By Dr Ellie Cannon for The Mail on Sunday
Published: 17:00 EDT, 9 October 2021 | Updated: 17:18 EDT, 9 October 2021

I recently had two hip replacements for osteoarthritis. Every morning, my whole body hurts when I wake up and it feels as if someone has hit my knees with a baseball bat. I didn’t have knee pain before the operation. Has surgery made things worse?
Arthritis is the most common form of joint pain, but there are many types of the condition.

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DR ELLIE CANNON: Why are my knees aching so badly after I got two new hips?

DR ELLIE CANNON: Why are my knees aching so badly after I got two new hips?
By Dr Ellie Cannon for The Mail on Sunday
Published: 17:00 EDT, 9 October 2021 | Updated: 17:18 EDT, 9 October 2021

I recently had two hip replacements for osteoarthritis. Every morning, my whole body hurts when I wake up and it feels as if someone has hit my knees with a baseball bat. I didn’t have knee pain before the operation. Has surgery made things worse?
Arthritis is the most common form of joint pain, but there are many types of the condition.

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DR ELLIE CANNON: Why are my knees aching so badly after I got two new hips?

DR ELLIE CANNON: Why are my knees aching so badly after I got two new hips?
By Dr Ellie Cannon for The Mail on Sunday
Published: 17:00 EDT, 9 October 2021 | Updated: 17:18 EDT, 9 October 2021

I recently had two hip replacements for osteoarthritis. Every morning, my whole body hurts when I wake up and it feels as if someone has hit my knees with a baseball bat. I didn’t have knee pain before the operation. Has surgery made things worse?
Arthritis is the most common form of joint pain, but there are many types of the condition.

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Sick and Injured Americans Are Drug Companies’ Favorite Cash Cows

The $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill was meant to be, in the words of its principal author Bernie Sanders, “the first time in American history that Congress would have stood up to the pharmaceutical industry,” allowing Medicare to negotiate pharmaceutical manufacturers for lower drug prices, among other things. But that provision is now in trouble, thanks to Democratic centrists working overtime to ensure that first time never happens.
A recent report from Public Citizen suggests how much Big Pharma stands to lose if such a program became law.

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Dr. Marc Siegel: COVID prevention, treatment and cures – surprising news about where we are now

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!
Dr. David Oshinsky, a top medical historian at NYU Langone Health (where I am a physician), told me recently that he expects this pandemic to be most remembered not in terms of the ferocious politics that have divided us, but instead in terms of the incredible advances in biotechnology that have saved us. 
It is starting to look like he may be right.
The actual science has been astounding. Consider what we have discovered in just 18 months.
First, rapid tests have been produced that can detect the coronvirus early on even before symptoms develop.

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Dr. Marc Siegel: COVID prevention, treatment and cures – surprising news about where we are now

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!
Dr. David Oshinsky, a top medical historian at NYU Langone Health (where I am a physician), told me recently that he expects this pandemic to be most remembered not in terms of the ferocious politics that have divided us, but instead in terms of the incredible advances in biotechnology that have saved us. 
It is starting to look like he may be right.
The actual science has been astounding. Consider what we have discovered in just 18 months.
First, rapid tests have been produced that can detect the coronvirus early on even before symptoms develop.

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New treatments for COVID-19 may stave off the worst effects of the virus

200416-N-PH222-1039 LOS ANGELES (April 16, 2020) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Brennan Leary, from Johnstown, Pa., treats a patient in an intensive care unit aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) April 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan M. Breeden)

Patrick Jackson, University of Virginia
Even with three highly effective vaccines available in abundance throughout the country, the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 continues to cause a large number of new infections, particularly in states where vaccination rates remain low.

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New treatments for COVID-19 may stave off the worst effects of the virus

200416-N-PH222-1039 LOS ANGELES (April 16, 2020) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Brennan Leary, from Johnstown, Pa., treats a patient in an intensive care unit aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) April 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan M. Breeden)

Patrick Jackson, University of Virginia
Even with three highly effective vaccines available in abundance throughout the country, the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 continues to cause a large number of new infections, particularly in states where vaccination rates remain low.

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