Tag Archives: covid-19

1, maybe 2 or 3 lab leaks later

We don’t know the COVID-19 pandemic originated with an accidental laboratory leak. It’s a possibility and as Matt Ridley’s slightly inappropriate haiku thread points out, it’s plausible. We do know the Delta variant leaked from a laboratory in Taiwan, mainly because Taiwan … Continue reading

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The communication about COVID-19 has not been good enough

From the 21st Century Salonnière’s “We All Have a Piece of the Elephant“: Team Mainstream This team viewed Trump as an outsider to the mainstream social order and was skeptical of the vaccine when Trump was in charge. Now that … Continue reading

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Mass Formation Psychosis

Mass Formation Psychosis is probably not a thing. But suddenly, it is? Expanding on my wasted time arguing with conspiracy theorists, Dr. Robert Malone was of course brought in in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic and the mRNA vaccines. He … Continue reading

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I am so tired of dishonesty

Not that I’ve never been dishonest or can say that I’ll be honest for the rest of my life going forward, but dishonesty is so tiring. I’ve mentioned my year-and-a-half of trying to argue with a conspiracy theorist and one … Continue reading

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An update on COVID-19, vaccine resistance and Ivermectin

I think I owe this an update. First of all, I really hoped Ivermectin would work against COVID-19, at least until we got the vaccines. My hopes were in vain and we are fortunate to have effective and safe vaccines … Continue reading

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Against compulsory vaccinations

I’ve mentioned this before, but with recent waves of infections of COVID-19 and talks of vaccine “mandates”, I think it needs repeating. A vaccine mandate is a soft version of compulsory vaccinations, and if your livelihood or participation in social … Continue reading

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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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