Just when I thought the Covid-19 pandemic couldn’t possibly keep getting worse in the Dakotas, ND reports more than 1,000 new cases today, more than twice what it was reporting just a week ago, and bringing its weekly per capita new case rate to...
Since 1892, Vigo County in Indiana has voted for the winning presidential candidate in every election but two. What did the voters there see about Donald Trump's candidacy?
Rosie RedfieldThis US county picked all but 2 of the last 32 winning presidents: npr.org/2016/11/22/502…. In 2016 NPR considered possible causes at great length, but, given the US's 3141 counties, what are the odds it's just chance? @CT_Bergstrom
Infectious disease expert Dr. Celine Gounder writes that it will be at least another week before the President is out of the woods. Covid patients often take an abrupt turn for the worse about Seven to 10 days into the course of disease and he's...
About 270 pilot whales became stranded on the west coast of the island state in Australia. Rescuers estimate that a third of them have already died.
Rosie RedfieldWhat really causes whale strandings? After 50 million years of evolution in the ocean, whales must be able to tell when the water is shallow and the tide is going out, and to warn each other of danger. Are they really dumber than fishes?
Six months in, it is clear that mortality is not the only outcome that matters.
Rosie RedfieldWe need a quantitative measure of total long-term post-COVID morbidity (like mortality stats). Even a crappy measure, if reported daily, would put the harm done by the pandemic into better perspective.
The origins and global spread of two recent, yet quite different, pandemic diseases is discussed and reviewed in depth: Candida auris, a eukaryotic fungal disease, and COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), a positive strand RNA viral respiratory disease. Both...
At Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B., where 40 per cent of students come from outside Atlantic Canada, students began quarantining on campus last Friday
Rosie RedfieldWhat??? Universities in Atlantic Canada are opening but don't have the ability to test students for COVID-19?? Are they going to rely on symptoms, when we know that ~40% of cases are asymptomatic? @globeandmail
President Donald Trump and Mike Lindell, the creator of MyPillow and an avowed supporter, participated in a July meeting at the White House regarding the use of oleandrin as a potential therapeutic for coronavirus, Lindell confirmed to CNN.