Topic: covid-19
Posts: 20
Page 1 of 2 Older Posts

Omicron Doesn’t Change the Vaccine Math

Katelyn Jetelina, an epidemiologist, over at (fittingly) Your Local Epidemiologist: There is a lot of anxiety. I have a lot of anxiety. The public is being asked to understand the second most complex system in the human body while navigating a sea of misinformation while coping with significant pandemic exhaustion

Read more

Consumerism as Patriotism

How 9/11 convinced Americans to buy, buy, buy: This version of patriotism — consumer patriotism — was on full display after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the hijacking of United Airlines Flight 93 in 2001. The message from political leaders was that the way for

Read more

What Does it Mean to be Endemic?

Everyone keeps talking about covid becoming endemic, but as I listen to the conversation, it’s becoming more & more clear to me that very few of you know what “endemic” means. So here’s a thread on how pandemics end. pic.twitter.com/uuYinUcynb — Dr Ellie Murray, ScD

Read more

The COVID Vaccines are Engineering Triumphs

One of the Greatest Feats in Human History - Synapse The reason this vaccine didn’t take as long isn’t that Pfizer skimped on safety protocols. It’s because instead of doing each step of the process sequentially one after another, Pfizer and other companies took on enormous financial

Read more

I’m Linking to the Pope?

Opinion | Pope Francis: The Covid-19 Crisis Reveals What Is in Our Hearts - The New York Times Look at us now: We put on face masks to protect ourselves and others from a virus we can’t see. But what about all those other unseen viruses we need to protect

Read more

Save America’s Restaurants

Opinion | Save America’s Restaurants - The New York Times A growing number of municipalities and states have imposed curfews on restaurants and bars, as if the virus were a vampire. Last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom of California advised diners in his state to “keep your mask on in between

Read more

That Herd Immunity Plan Isn't Working in Sweden

Sweden Shows No Signs So Far Herd Immunity Is Stopping Virus - Bloomberg (Apple News link) “The issue of herd immunity is difficult,” Anders Tegnell said at a briefing in Stockholm on Tuesday. “We see no signs of immunity in the population that are slowing down the infection right now.

Read more

Being Thankful in 2020

Giving thanks during a pandemic — Antivirus: Issue #12 | Revue Celebrating Thanksgiving during a pandemic is weird. It’s more stress, more risk calculations, more staying away from people you’d normally draw close to. It feels sucky and dark and I know there’s a lot of people like me

Read more

1,700 Google Engineers, and One of the Early BS Claims

Verily’s COVID Testing Program Halted in San Francisco and Oakland | Kaiser Health News Problems emerged almost immediately, she said. People were suspicious of the requirement that they sign up with a Gmail account, and the request for personal information, such as health status and risk factors. “You don’t

Read more
Page 1 of 2 Older Posts