Last week I wrote about emerging from quarantine (if you want to – it’s optional) into a world where we can’t know with certainty what’s safe and where danger is. My primary focus was “It’s going to be dangerous out there because a lot of people are rejecting common sense science.” But this weekend we learned of an additional risk: workers who can’t afford to stay home sick.[Read more…]
It’s happening: we’re coming out of our caves, and life is not like it was when we went in, back in March. There are new dangers and much uncertainty, even as science is bringing rapid new knowledge (amid overblown headlines). And there are liars fouling the air. What to do?
I posted this on Facebook the other day:[Read more…]
This is a quick post without a lot of explanation, targeted to perhaps a small number of people but perhaps also intriguing to a lot more. This image is a quick summary of the post below:
[What’s FHIR? I’ve been blogging about it for more than a year; here are all the posts, newest first, though if you’re new to the concept please start here. This post doesn’t require understanding FHIR’s significance, but it sure helps.]
The context: someone needs to get their health data.[Read more…]
Copying this from Facebook last night …
You will soon encounter this recurring antivax / Deep State conspiracy scammer Judy Mikovits, who’s now in a conspiracy movie “Plandemic,” including attacking her long-ago boss Anthony Fauci. The movie ads and promo clips going around are credible-looking well-produced videos full of BS. Don’t fall for it.[Read more…]
Caution: This post is not a prediction. It’s just a tutorial about the concept of herd immunity, with an eye to why it’s probably not an approach the US wants to take in solving the complex problems we’ve gotten ourselves into with COVID-19.
Click this graphic to go see a six second animation of these images, created in 2017 by Reddit user TheOtherEdmund. You many need to watch a few times. Get a feel for the differences in what happens in the different blocks, and come back to discuss:
On Saturday I heard a podcast that gave me a deeper, more sobering version of a story I heard years ago: the story of Ignaz Semmelweis, the doctor who figured out that he could stop killing women (in obstetrics) by washing his hands. Of course they tie it to how important handwashing is in fighting COVID-19, and why.