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The lab-leak hypothesis seems likely to be true, or: Why a technocracy is a nightmare

I have written about the lab-leak hypothesis regarding the origin on SARS-CoV-2; first I dismissed it, then … I didn’t entirely. Now, it looks likely to be true. The materials show that the 2014 and 2019 NIH grants to EcoHealth … Continue reading

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I should follow up on ivermectin

I wrote about ivermectin here and here, describing the anti-parasitic drug and its potential use as an effective treatment of COVID-19. Again, I was blinded by my hope for such a cure; it does not look like it is. First, … Continue reading

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State fixation disorders

In an article about COVID-induced anosmia (loss of sense of smell), Scott Alexander also describe a class of problems: This makes me wonder if persistent COVID-induced anosmia fits into a class of problems which don’t ‘t have an official name, … Continue reading

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Possible damage to the brain due to COVID-19

This paper, “Brain imaging before and after COVID-19 in UK Biobank” (PDF here) argues that there is strong evidence for loss of grey matter in the brain of people having been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, especially related to smell … Continue reading

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And this is why you shouldn’t vaccinate 12-year-olds

With my impeccable timing in place, I’ll get to the follow-up to my previous argument for vaccinating 12-year-olds. I’m not doing this to be a contrarian but because I think it is hugely important that each and every one of … Continue reading

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Why vaccinate 12-year-olds?

USA and UK has approved vaccinations against COVID-19 in those aged 12 and above, but why would we vaccinate teenagers against COVID-19? There are few benefits for 12-year-olds; they rarely get ill, especially not seriously ill and there’s a good … Continue reading

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Remote work

Their [CEOs fearing remote work] insecurities demand that the way work is done by employees is always visible, highly regulated and uses the methods executives prefer, rather than what’s best for everyone’s productivity. Remote work is seen as a threat … Continue reading

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Ivermectin, wonder drug or blue smoke?

Following the thread on ivermectin I watched the Darkhorse Podcast with Pierre Kory and Bret Weinstein which follows Weinstein and Heather Heying ‘s previous episodes. Kory has already advocated for the use of ivermectin for months so unsurprisingly the episode … Continue reading

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Ivermectin as the next “lab-leak”?

As I said, I was wrong to dismiss the COVID-19 lab-leak hypothesis when I did, and while there is no proof that it is correct there are at least reasons to investigate it alongside looking for a natural source. But, … Continue reading

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Scented candles was not a good market in 2020

Kate Petrova looked at the Amazon review ratings for scented candles during the period where the COVID-19 pandemic hit USA: She got inspired by this tweet in November 2020: There are angry ladies all over Yankee Candle’s site reporting that … Continue reading

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