Dr. Makini McGuire-Brown, a Trinidadian-born, Jamaican educated, and Canada-based family medicine doctor, advises people to note that the vaccine is not about individuals getting vaccinated, but rather about the sum of the population becoming vaccinated for public safety.
“If I can still get COVID why should I take the vaccine. Aren’t vaccine supposed to prevent the disease?” So, let’s unpack this!
by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown Do we still need to wear masks? It really is a simple question to answer. The answer is- yes, for now. Why? Again a simple answer. The answer is- the trials that were done on the vaccines were done to first determine if the vaccines prevent people from getting sick, NOTContinue reading “Do We Really Still Need to Wear Masks?”
by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown So with various novel coronavirus vaccines now in circulation there is a lot of information that most people honestly do not have the tools to digest. Two of these include the varying efficacies of the vaccines and secondly why we still need to wear masks for a while. The answers toContinue reading “Why You Shouldn’t Care Which COVID-19 Vaccine You Get”
by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown This is a really quick article just to explain why two doses of the first two COVID-19 vaccines are important and why we should not just take one and not go back for the follow up dose. If you get few side effects or no side effects, go get your secondContinue reading “COVID-19: Vaccines, Why Two Doses?”
by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown So we actually started this conversation a while ago in our previous vaccine article! I may repeat some things, but it’s worthwhile reading the first ““““““““one for a general understanding. This article is geared toward the specific COVID-19 vaccines on the horizon, specifically: How were they made so quickly How doContinue reading “COVID-19: Vaccines 101”
by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown If you didn’t listen in my previous article, take the time to listen now! COVID-19 will be around for some time yet! School is re-opening in some form or another in many places; some in-person, some completely online, some blended. If your children are attending school completely online then hopefully you’veContinue reading “Going Back to School with COVID-19”
by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown I think everyone has come to terms with the fact that the novel Coronavirus is here to stay for a long time (and if you haven’t, you need to accept it). As restrictions continue in various forms and as countries cycle through re-opening and closing back down again, people must beContinue reading “COVID-19: Vaccines, Herd Immunity, What’s it All About?”
Part 2: COVID-19 and Guillain Barre Syndrome by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown This is Part 2 of our COVID-19 Rare but Scary Possibilities. Last time we discussed the appearance of a Kawasaki-like illness in some children who have contracted this novel coronavirus; read more about that here. Today we will discuss Guillain Barre Syndrome which hasContinue reading “COVID-19: The Rare but Scary Possibilities Part 2”
Part 1: COVID-19, Children & Kawasaki Disease by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown As so many countries rollback re-opening plans across the world because of the reality that COVID-19, a highly infectious virus, is still present and active, I thought it would be worthwhile to explain a few of the scary, albeit rare, possibilities of the sequelaeContinue reading “COVID-19: The Rare but Scary Possibilities”