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  • Anaphylaxis: 3/20/2021
  • Genes and Proteins: 4/13/2020
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  • Personalized vaccines: 5/21/2020

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  • August 12

        August 12, 2021   
    When we thought COVID-19 was over, as more individuals were vaccinated against the deadly virus, the fourth wave of the pandemic struck, fueling a rise in breakthrough infections. 

    My father lost his battle with SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617.2 (Delta) on August 12 2021. He was such a loving and caring person, talented engineer, very well-read, a story teller, a poet, a dreamer, and an eternal optimist. 

    I will be writing more about him later. There is a lot to share. I might not be able to retrieve the medical history of his days in the hospital - despite multiple inquiries to medical facilities and ministry of health.  But I was there, talking to him even in the ICU, and I have all the records from his COVID-19 vaccination, along with other histories from the COVID-back-to-normal study and information about other COVID victims from genealogy and other sources. Let the truth be told. 


    Berkessel J, Ebert T, Gebauer J, Jonsson T, Oishi S. Pandemics Initially Spread Among People of High (not Low) Social Status: Evidence from COVID-19 and the Spanish Flu. PsyArXiv, 12 Jan. 2021.  [example of using genealogy sites for medical research]

    Gabashvili IS. Community-Based Phenotypic Study of Safety, Tolerability, Reactogenicity and Immunogenicity of Emergency-Use-Authorized Vaccines Against COVID-19 and Viral Shedding Potential of Post-Vaccination Infections: Protocol for an Ambispective study. medRxiv. 2021 Jun 1. medRxiv 2021.06.28.21256779; doi:

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