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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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Alpha to Delta, vaccine efficacy

(image from this article) Generally, the vaccines work well against the different variants of SARS-CoV-2, even though the Israeli data seem bad. It may be an outlier. The Alpha/British variant is generally covered very well, while the Delta/Indian isn’t quite as … 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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The origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is still not determined

None of these scenarios have been ruled out: The virus is of completely natural origin, most likely originating in a bat population, possibly crossing over another species and finally to humans. The original virus or bat population has yet to … 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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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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I was wrong

I don’t enjoy being wrong, but if you search my blog you will find a number of posts about me, being wrong. This one is most likely such a one. — But I am not sure if it is. The … Continue reading

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