We are all too familiar with the hackneyed charge that thoughts of heaven are delusional. But according to Steven Pinker, they’re malignantly so. That’s a new twist.
Pritzker touts ‘science and data’ as our way out of this crisis, but he is complicit in ending more lives than the novel coronavirus ever will.
President Trump and governors’ coronavirus policy has remained captive to a singular, and quite possibly scientifically flawed, understanding of the epidemic.
Science is worshiped by a religious fundamentalism that, contrary to evidence, believes it will guide us into all truth. This is an objectively irrational, unproven and unprovable belief.
Inherent limitations of the tests we currently have make it unlikely that applying testing to the entire population is going to be very useful.
Promoting public health through vaccines seems like the right thing to do, but there’s a good reason to preserve religious exemptions: Some vaccines rely on cell lines from aborted fetal tissue.
The Chinese government should ban the sale of wild animals and refrain from using traditional Chinese medicine to advance Beijing’s political objectives. But that’s not all wet markets are.
The decisions that are being made during this crisis are far too important and complex to be based on such imprecise data and with such unreliable results.
The jigsaw craze may not outlast the pandemic, but given what puzzles contribute to our mental abilities and understanding of humankind, let’s hope it does.
Katherine Stewart couldn’t be bothered to find out, as a good journalist would, what the Cornwall Alliance or plenty of other conservative, evangelical Christians think about the coronavirus. Slander sufficed.
Even if a mutation produced a COVID-19 strain that was more uniformly like the common cold, it is not obvious that it would successfully displace the current strain.
‘It might even be curiously safer for some to join the study than to await probable infection and then try to rely on the general health-care system,’ said Nir Eyal, director of the Center for Population-Level Bioethics at Rutgers University.
The arrogant attitude that we or they own the answer and that anyone suggesting alternative responses to the coronavirus must be acting from stupidity, malice, or greed must stop.
It is true that there are asymptomatic cases not being counted, and we need better testing and studies to refine our data. But this Wall Street Journal article is speculative.
Theoretically, the remedy your grandma gave you when you had a sore throat could be used as a proactive step to help kill Covid-19.
How a handful of Democratic activists created alarming, but bogus data sets to scare local and state officials into making rash, economy-killing mandates.
Many of the claims being made about how the Wuhan virus is the plague for our times are founded on remarkably weak data sets that are intentionally manipulated to foment fear.
The lack of data is not necessary. It is a matter of prioritizing data collection, being willing to share data, and then doing the right kind of analytical modelling.
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