Blockbuster news from China about COVID-19

Reposted from the Fabius Maximus Blog By Larry Kummer, Editor / 25 February 2020 Summary: Epidemics are like wars in that truth is the first casualty. I see comment threads in which misinformation makes most readers know less than when they started. Meanwhile, this blockbuster good news from China is lost amidst the chaff. First,…

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Thai Doctors Claim a Chinese Corona Virus Breakthrough

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Thai doctors are cautiously optimistic about early positive results treating a patient infected with the deadly Chinese Corona virus, by using a mixture of a HIV drugs and anti-flu medications. The Thais attempted the treatment after reviewing previous attempts to treat other strains of Corona virus using the same combination…

Joe Biden’s Climate Advice to Coal Miners: “learn to code”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to Joe Biden, coal miners worried about their future should retrain as software developers. Miners were less than impressed with Biden’s advice. Joe Biden says coal miners should ‘learn to program’ By David Montanaro | Fox News Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s suggestion that coal miners should “learn to program” as the United…

Scientists link La Niña climate cycle to increased diarrhea

Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health A study in Botswana by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health scientists finds that spikes in cases of life-threatening diarrhea in young children are associated with La Niña climate conditions. The findings published in the journal Nature Communications could provide the basis for an early-warning system that…

Ebola Virus

WHO Declares a Global Ebola Health Emergency

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Given documented cases of Ebola survivors becoming long term symptomless carriers, this outbreak should worry everyone, though for now the WHO claims the risk of the Ebola outbreak spreading outside the afflicted region is not high. Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a Public Health Emergency…