Covid-2019

Covid-2019
Saturday, September 18, 2021
You wonder why there is a credibility problem with our public health officials? In "Recommended Reading" -- even the cheerleaders at the New York Times don't know how to position the FDA's decision on booster shots. At first, in their online live coverage, the story was that the FDA panel "overwhelmingly rejected recommended Pfizer booster shots for most recipients." But then the paper-edition editors spun it into this first-page story with most of the same text, but a very different headline: "F.D.A. Advisory Panel Recommends Pfizer Boosters for Older People and Others at High Risk." 
Covid-2019
Friday, September 17, 2021
In "Recommended Reading," another study from Israel about the efficacy of vaccine boosters. Seems that they are shown to be helpful, not perfect, and only in the short-run. That doesn't stop the New York Times from gleefully reporting on it (call us cynical, but we suspect that's not because they want good news on treatments, but because it fits the politicized narrative they have staked their credibility on).
Covid-2019
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Another little milestone -- US adult immunity, from vaccinations and prior infection, now at 81%.
Covid-2019
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
The science is caving in on politics. In "Recommended Reading," a paper in no less authoritative a source than The Lancet questioning the need for universal vaccine boosters.
Covid-2019
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Aha! Now we know the Covid data reported out of China is honest and accurate. After 50 suspiciously perfect days of zero fatalities, one is being reported today. But the media is even less honest -- brace yourself for that single fatality to be the launchpad for a thousand media stories about "a new surge of deaths at a rate that deeply concerned experts don't even know how to calculate." 
Covid-2019
Monday, September 13, 2021
Global new cases continue to roll over. When will the atmosphere of panic roll over? Ask the politicians...
Covid-2019
Sunday, September 12, 2021
We were afraid that as the US Delta-wave progressed, deaths would catch up to infections and the case-fatality ratio would rise. But from all-time lows, after a couple weeks of almost imperceptibly rising, it is falling again now. Is Delta less lethal? Are the vaccines acting as therapeutics that help in the worst cases? Are we just getting better at treatment? No way to know, but the news is encouraging (especially now that infections seem to be rolling over, too).
Covid-2019
Saturday, September 11, 2021
In "Recommended Reading," learn about the claimed legal basis for Biden's sweeping vaccine mandates (to protect people he says are already protected by vaccines) -- it's part of the OSHA regs allowing the government to step in to prevent "grave danger" in the workplace. Red state governors say, "See you in court." 
Covid-2019
Friday, September 10, 2021
Now it's official: the Delta case-wave is cresting. The proof: politicized over-reaction (it always comes right at the top). Today 80% of US adults are either vaccinated or recovered from previous infections. Yet yesterday our president joined the ignoble roster of over-reactors with divisive mandates and angry rhetoric aimed at the remaining vaccine-hesitant minority, a group defined in reality along racial lines as much as any other. He says the scientists approve of boosters, but at the same time he says they haven't approved them. The word "I" is used 33 times, "me" 7 times and "my" 15 times. The government's failed response to Covid is now a multi-administration bipartisan affair. Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.
Covid-2019
Thursday, September 9, 2021
In "Recommended Reading" we have just one word for you, Benjamin. Mu.

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