Category: Health

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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:

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Mini-Troughput: The Triple Lindy Stats Flop

That was the sound of every epidemiologist, economist, mathematician, scientist,s and every virologist simultaneously face-palming and crashing to the ground in a dead faint.

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New Mexico Governor Reads Gallup the Riot Act

The old saying to misbehaving folks that you are going to “read them the riot act” if they don’t get in line became a reality when NM Gov Grisham invoked the little-used Riot Control Act to lock down the town of Gallup.

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COVID Clue

Too soon? Insensitive? Maybe. But imagining what COVID Clue might be like has got to better than watching another one of Trump’s insane press conferences from between my fingers.

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A Letter From COVID-19 Exile

We know full well that we’re asking our fellow citizens to take on a huge burden, but the answer isn’t to shrug it off and let millions of us die.

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Unbreakable Bonds

The last time the U.S. faced a global threat, Batman and Superman did their part—by becoming national pitchmen.

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The Ballad of Gregory Rigano

Gregory Rigano is no different from any other clown-show grifters. But at the end of the day, he may end up with the biggest body count

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COVID-19: A New Black Plague?

Not everything in America is about race. But when it comes to the coronavirus, race very well could play a factor.