Category: Health

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Ritalin and Me

The obvious problem is that putting children on an amphetamine with side effects that are hard to verbalize means effects that will be undiscovered.

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I Miss Prayer

It is completely banal in its utter ordinariness, and it is vital for precisely that reason. Prayer provides us with value and meaning in a desperate age.

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Thursday Throughput: Missing COVID Deaths Edition

The initial wave of infections was massive, much worse that it looks if you only use confirmed detections. But the resurgence is bad and getting worse. This is not just testing; this is an actual resurgence of the virus.

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Coronaroundup: Nick Saban Edition

Three cheers for Nick Saban. Football coaches are cultural leaders of a sort. One is about to become a senator in Alabama, even. What they do matters.

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College and Covid

My undergrad alma mater sent out an e-mail blast announcing their plan to reopen in the fall with “mostly” in person classes.

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Silent But Deadly: Malaria in WWII

With microbes on our minds, it’s time to talk about one of the gravest threats soldiers in WWII faced – the threat of disease. Military leaders have long known that disease poses an even...

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Why Was The 1918 Flu Pandemic Forgotten?

The current COVID-19 pandemic is, in many ways, unprecedented. Joshua Keating at Slate argued that it is the first truly global event, affecting practically the entire world’s population at the same time and in similar ways. Commentators and...

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Coronavirus: Now Cometh The Lawsuits

It was inevitable. No, not Thanos, the lawsuits over Coronavirus shutdowns. And the litigators are coming for big name, and high cost, universities first: