HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) and 24 co-sponsors introduced House Resolution 915, Tuesday afternoon, calling for the impeachment of Gov. Tom Wolf.... [Read More]
Over many years of intermittently reading various medical journals I began to notice that the arguments in favor of public health measures were often based solely on society-wide benefits. The effects are usually small on an individual basis and only matter when applied to a large population. As reported in the popular press, the recommendations are simplified to do this because it will make you live longer.
The arguments in the journals tend to go like this:... [Read More]
In 2005, epidemiologist and physician John Ioannidis published the controversial and famous paper, Why Most Published Research Findings Are False in PLOS Medicine. He showed there were sound reasons to be skeptical of most published research, especially those results that rely on statistical analysis to draw conclusions about the relationship between two phenomena. Familiar examples:
• How effective is a drug?
• Does a substance in the environment increase the incidence of cancer?
• What is health effect of a food?
As he suggests, the science in most of these cases is far from settled.
By 2014, Ioannidis’s fame had grown to pop-science level. He was invited to do one of the Talks at Google, where he was given a fawning introduction by the earnest and callow member of the “People Operations Team.” He can do no wrong.... [Read More]
Of course we didn’t hear it first from our famed moderator, but Fox News did a story on it.
Japanese spirit Amabie, a mythical mermaid monster, revived to ward off coronavirus
A significant number of the American population is over their reaction and concern about the VIRUS. Traffic is up, people are going outside, there is chafing at the restrictions and conversation has turned to examine the necessity of the Government edicts coming from various Governors.
It is easy to bemoan the extreme idiots who are huddling inside, willing to embrace freedom restrictions because they have fear, fear of the illness and fear of not being a socially responsible person. It is easy to bemoan by pointing to these folks and extrapolating that they constitute a majority of active voters.... [Read More]
6 monkeys given an experimental coronavirus vaccine from Oxford did not catch COVID-19 after heavy exposure, raising hopes for a human vaccine
(click here to see the original article, CAUTION, this is an anti Trump website. This unauthorized, edited, somewhat sanatized reprint is to spare people the anit-Trump rhetoric.)
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Masks become “uncool”?
Hectoring about distance is met with middle fingers?... [Read More]
Due to the need to evict an unsatisfactory tenant last autumn, I purchased all his livestock, which comprised six tups (rams) of various breeds and over a hundred ewes in lamb. Hired professional shepherds to manage, not least because I was already committed to take part in two six-week field seasons in Cairo between mid-October and 1 March. The inside of the large shed, normally dedicated to farm machinery, was converted to a livestock (sheep and ponies) management and emergency lambing facility. I arrived home on 28 February and lambing started on 9 March. Most lambings were uneventful, with only a few cases where due to severe weather or distressed ewes or lambs we brought affected animals into the shed pens for warmth and closer monitoring. We did have a case of a ewe preferring life outside the pen and requiring more stringent measures.
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No kidding, I fear for the sock.
Apple and Google are combining to make an app that will automatically be injected into your mobile phone. This is the COVID-19 app. What it will do is monitor your location and proximity to another with a Bluetooth equipped device and if you are close to someone that has or has been close to someone who has COVID-19, You will be flagged!
Read that again, “if you are close to someone that has or has been close to someone who has COVID-19, you will be flagged“….
I never cease to be amazed how “lawmakers” in the United States continue to enact legislation while seemingly blithely unaware that their country contains one of the largest populations of grifters ever collected together in one political entity in all of human history (the inevitable consequence of legislation enacted since the start of the “progressive” era which rewards grifters at the expense of honest labour and commerce).
Have you harboured a suspicion over the last couple of weeks that the numbers of COVID-19 cases being reported in certain areas might have been inflated? Well, let’s a take a look at the text [PDF without auto-parodic pseudo-parchment background] of the “CARES Act” (H.R. 748 / S. 3548) [and don’t you love the ironic names they give these things: “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act”?]. On page 142 (of 335) of the PDF, what should we find but:... [Read More]