I’m deep diving into a new research project. There’s lots to read and lots to learn.
An impressive new book about the shortcomings of scientific research is inadvertently ironic.
Tall buildings, dependent on elevators, have become precarious investments.
How a safe, well-understood malaria drug was demonized as a COVID-19 treatment. Because a politician said good things about it.
Journalist George Gilder declared the pandemic over in April. Mathematician Isaac Ben-Israel insisted the virus would burn out everywhere 70 days after it began.
Across the globe, many more funerals are being held this year than normal.
The head of the WHO isn’t annoyed his organization learned about the coronavirus from third parties. He isn’t angry it had to ask China for info more than once. In fact, he’s been covering for China.
After implying for months that China followed international rules, the World Health Organization backtracks.
China gave the WHO permission to send in investigators, but wouldn’t allow them near the affected area after they’d arrived. They departed empty-handed, two weeks later.
Chile, Peru, Brazil, and Mexico have experienced dramatic increases. So have New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.
Forty thousand Brazilians have died of the coronavirus in the past 40 days.
Lead author, paid by drug companies, gives the all-clear to products those companies sell. World’s leading medical journal fails transparency test.
The lead author of two retracted COVID-19 papers is editor-in-chief of an Elsevier medical journal.
State hit disproportionately hard by the coronavirus.
American deaths per million equal or exceed Europe’s worst-hit nations in several locales.
In the interim, I recommend this brilliant essay on what the coronavirus has taught us.
Let us not be cavalier about the coronavirus. Let us pay proper respect to the dead.
The death toll you’ve heard almost nothing about.
The coronavirus is straining the healthcare systems of the richest nations in the world.
Medical bureaucrats wrapped themselves in the cloak of science. They said the battle was against paranoia, misinformation & stigma. Thousands have now perished.
Coronavirus deaths follow choir practice. A grassroots, homemade-masks-for-all movement gathers steam.
61 physicians have died in Italy. They’re also dying in France, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
When things are dire, humans accomplish amazing feats.
Doctors on the front lines are shouting from the rooftops.
Humour is our secret weapon.
Four weeks ago, we lived in a different world.
Coronavirus has turned hospitals into war zones, say Italian doctors.
Canada was the only country outside Asia in which people died from the SARS coronavirus. A doctor and two nurses were among its victims. All three were in their 50s.
How are different countries coping? What is the case fatality rate?
The World Health Organization is playing games.
How can zero deaths be a ‘health emergency’?
Some people are ‘curing’ their Type 2 diabetes by changing what they eat.
Reputable media outlets routinely mislead the public when reporting the latest scientific discoveries.
‘Winter mortality is lower when the price of heating is lower’: new research report.
Tourists who eschew vaccination are reintroducing disease to less affluent countries.
Peer-reviewed science can be found to support nearly every position.
Humans make things safe, clean, and healthy.
‘Healthy’ is now being defined in radically different ways, by different interest groups.
In the low-carb universe, vegetables are served with lots of butter, mayonnaise, and hollandaise.
There are structural reasons for the low quality of much scientific research.
We need to lose our naivete. Many scientific findings are neither crisp nor clear.
Fruit may be natural, but its sugar content has increased due to selective breeding.
If fat were the villain we’ve been told it is, I should have gained 40 pounds.
People who exercise regularly still gain weight.
Changing definitions of ‘normal’ blood pressure means more people are coping with drug side effects.
Doctors and nurses rarely follow the rules when collecting important info about our health.
Standard medical practice is often pointless, risky – and a waste of money.
The American Heart Association didn’t bother to replicate pivotal research before it told the public to change its behaviour. The result was an uncontrolled public health experiment.
When scientists began believing that high fat diets & heart disease went together, this wasn’t true in 8 European countries.
After the high-carbohydrate Food Pyramid was introduced, diabetes shot through the roof.
Whether it’s climate science or medical science, a fake crisis leads to bad decisions that harm real people.
Climate science and medical science have things in common. Including suspect behaviour on the part of the United Nations.