Category Archives: Health and Medicine

Epidemics 101

So much of what Twitter “experts” say about reopening the country is wrong, misleading or irrelevant.  What most of them are missing is a basic understanding of the nature of an epidemic such as Covid-19.  In order to address this … Continue reading

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Monday Perspective

A couple of articles in today’s New York Times provides some useful perspective on a couple of things that the pandemic deniers have been hanging hats on. The Santa Clara Study. The Santa Clara study purported to find that the … Continue reading

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Bill Maher: Dunce

All of a sudden Bill Maher is the darling of the right, because the segment below aligns with a current right wingnut talking point, namely that stay at home and social distancing policies were a monumental overreaction, a violation of … Continue reading

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A Vast Right Wing Conspiracy? Maybe.

In the late 1990s, Hilary Clinton was widely derided for claiming that the various “scandals” of the Clinton Administration as orchestrated by a vast right wing conspiracy. In 2004, David Brock (founder of media matters) wrote a book called “The … Continue reading

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