building immunity

Following the science?

The Milwaukee Brewers open their 2021 season today in a day game against the Minnesota Twins. Fans will be back in attendance, as stadium officials are allowing 25% of capacity. If you look at the Brewers website, you will see a list of COVID protocols. One of them is as follows: “American Family Field is certified by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council “GBAC”, a comprehensive system of cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention.” (I know, it’s an awkward sentence, but I didn’t write or edit it.) Growing up, we were allowed and encouraged to go play and get into…

Read More

More exposure, more immunity

Basic science and years of experience tells us that the more exposure we have to germs, bacteria, and viruses, the more immunity we build. That’s why we let our kids play in sandboxes, pick up things off the floor and put them in their mouth, and play with other sick kids. It’s the single greatest argument we have for kids returning to school. By staying at home, the entire nation is weakening their immune system. By not exposing ourselves to the latest viruses and illnesses, we are only hurting our ability to overcome them. I think this may work…

Read More