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Neil Young and something about rocks and glass houses

I’ll be honest: I consider “artists” in favour of cancel culture and stifling free speech more like vampires than artists, sucking value from their environment. So right now, Neil Young isn’t a favourite of mine. I thought of listing all … Continue reading

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The could-be pandemic

It’s not going be great; with a case fatality rate (CFR) of about 2%, the COVID-19 outbreak is much worse than the seasonal flu and also more infectious. The relative good news is that the CFR is still low. (from) … Continue reading

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Coronavirus, Wuhan virus, 2019nCoV

I am not saying that the current outbreak in China is not a big deal, but here’s a good thread on it, countering a viral (sorry) thread from an epidemiologist that greatly exaggerated the risks. First the chart: R0 is … Continue reading

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Vaccine as requirement for travel?

Costa Rica now has a measles outbreak, because an unvaccinated, but infected, tourist visited the country. Measles is extremely contagious and even if you have been vaccinated you are not fully protected. Close, but not 100%. Anti-vaxxers* are a first … Continue reading

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Vaccinate!

Measles is so contagious that an unvaccinated person has a 90 percent chance of catching the disease if they’re near someone who has it. The virus can survive for up to two hours in a room where an infected person … Continue reading

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Andrew Wakefield

Andrew Wakefield could very well be reason 37 people died in Europe between January and June. Wakefield all but created the modern anti-vaccination movement with the research that was later characterized this way by the British Medical Journal: Who perpetrated … Continue reading

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