The Anonymous Widower

Covid: 400-Person Wedding Party In Stamford Hill Broken Up By Police

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC,

I would have thought, that the organisers would have known better, as the Jewish community in Stamford Hill has suffered badly from th covids.

In Jews In The UK And COVID-19, which I wrote in May 2020, I did a simple analysis and said this.

From these simple figures Jews are over three times more likely to die of COVID-19, than the general population.

Walk around the area and their are signs up in Hebrew telling people to Stay Safe.

How can people be so stupid?

But that’s religion for you!

A Measles Epidemic

About a year ago, I was asked by my GP, if I had been vaccinated against measles.

I said no, but I have did have a bad case at about twenty-five, which I recounted in A Surprising Question From A Doctor.

He said fine and then added that there’s a measles epidemic in the North of the borough.

Apparently, the ultra-Orthodox Jews don’t have a high level of vaccination and a lot of children.

This worries me, as will they bother to get the vaccine for the covids.

They should listen to the eminently sensible Chief Rabbi.

January 22, 2021 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Surprising Question From A Doctor

I must have been about twenty-five, when I caught both chickenpox and measles at the same time from two of my children. Or I did think, that was the case, but the two youngest children must have had the MMR vaccine.

I remember, that I spent fourteen days on the sofa hardly moving, which is very unlike me.

After I was feeling better, I went to see my GP, who thought it was all over.

He then asked me if I gave blood. I replied that I didn’t!

It was only a couple of years later, when I was watching a documentary about children with leukaemia, that I heard a possible reason for his question.

  • The documentary said that they gave blood with antibodies to childhood diseases to children undergoing chemotherapy.
  • And my blood with both measles and chickenpox might have been very useful.

I’m publishing this post, as it has been announced today, that COVID-19 is to be treated with blood plasma, from survivors of the disease.

This article on the BBC, which is entitled Coronavirus: Thousands Signal Interest In Plasma Trial, gives more details.

May 2, 2020 Posted by | Health | , , | 2 Comments