Backstory: Origins of the COVID-19 Virus

Who does the virus call ‘Daddy’? In the 1950s, oil geologist Michel Halbouty said that oil is first found in the minds of men, meaning that someone has to imagine…

Venezuelan Miracle Covid-19 Cure: “Ozone Rectal Therapy”

Covid-19 patients will no doubt soon be flocking to Venezuela’s socialised medical treatment centres, to receive “miracle droplets” and “ozone rectal therapy” cures for their illness.

EIA predicts energy recovery from Covid

“The October Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) remains subject to heightened levels of uncertainty because mitigation and reopening efforts related to COVID-19 continue to evolve. Reduced economic activity related to the…

What the pandemic has taught us about science

The scientific method remains the best way to solve many problems, but bias, overconfidence and politics can sometimes lead scientists astray

Study: Covid-19 Infection Briefly Alleviates Chronic Pain

Rajesh Khanna, a University of Arizona professor of pharmacology who specializes in researching pain and pain treatments, has discovered that a Covid-19 viral spike protein appears to block pain signals…

Media trust correlated with COVID-19 prevention behaviors

Whether someone takes proper (sic) precautions to fight COVID-19 may be linked to whether they trust right- or left-leaning media outlets, according to a new USC study.

Grass Fires, Not Forest Fires Dominated Washington State in 2020: What Does That Imply Regarding Global Warming?

But this year, something did happen that made the grass/sageland burn. Something unusual. Extraordinary, record-breaking winds (for the season) hit eastern Washington, with gusts reaching 50-70 mph on September 7th.

COVID Boosts Private Vehicles Over “Sustainable Mobility”

Guest “silver lining to dark cloud” by David Middleton Sep 29, 2020Covid Causing Shift From Public Transport To CarsDave KeatingContributor Energy The Coronavirus pandemic is causing people to shun public…

Herd immunity to COVID-19 and pre-existing immune responses

It is pleasing to report that the evidence for heterogeneity of susceptibility across the population, arising from variability in both social connectivity and biological susceptibility, has continued to increase.

Is the Official Covid-19 Death Toll Accurate?

Roughly two-thirds of U.S. residents don’t believe the CDC’s official tally for the number of Covid-19 deaths. This distrust, however, flows in opposing directions. A nationally representative survey conducted by…

Why the Covid-19 epidemic is essentially over & current PCR testing protocols are pointless

Understanding Covid-19 is pertinent to this blog topic, not least because virtually all polar bear field research has been shut down for the year worldwide, with no indications restrictions will…

COVID-19: evidence shows that transmission by schoolchildren is low

Much fuss has been made in the UK, not least by teachers’ unions, about recommencing physical school attendance. As this issue applies to many countries, I thought it worth highlighting…

AFR: We Must Reduce CO2 Emissions to Prevent Bats Passing new Coronavirus Diseases to Humans

At least I think that is what they are saying. My question – why not simply exterminate the bats, if they are such a threat to human health?

Horror UK Covid-19 Tax Rises Considered, while the UK Squanders Billions on Renewable Energy

My question – instead of punishing ordinary people by raising £30 billion of new taxes, why doesn’t the British Government plug their budget shortfall by cutting £30 billion of useless…

Heads I Win Tails You Lose: The Canadian Pandemic Model

Comments on the Canadian Health Ministries Latest Sars-Cov-2 Projections

Early spread of COVID-19 appears far greater than initially reported

Patients with undiagnosed flu symptoms who actually had COVID-19 last winter were among thousands of undetected early cases of the disease at the beginning of this year.

Study: A Green Covid-19 Recovery will Save the World and Boost Growth

Green energy is not economically viable. When government life support is removed green energy investment collapses. But according to a new study, a green Covid-19 stimulus package would deliver us…

Extreme Floods / Covid-19 / China Food Shortage Fears

China is not having a good year. Following China’s largely self inflicted Covid-19 disaster, and months of extreme rain pushing floodwaters against the structurally questionable Three Gorges dam, failure of…

Food Security in a Post-Covid World

US-EU trade talks are already stalled over agriculture issues. And yet the European Union’s new “Farm to Fork” strategy doesn’t just double down on the EU’s contentious agricultural regulations. It…

Does Universal Mask Wearing Decrease or Increase the Spread of COVID-19?

A survey of peer-reviewed studies shows that universal mask wearing (as opposed to wearing masks in specific settings) does not decrease the transmission of respiratory viruses from people wearing masks…

Citizen science at heart of new study showing COVID-19 seismic noise reduction

Research published in the journal Science, using a mix of professional and Raspberry Shake citizen seismic data, finds that lockdown measures to slow the spread of the virus COVID-19 reduced…

Study Finds Coronavirus Immunity Could Be Lost In Months

A study released Saturday by King’s College London shows that people may lose their immunity to COVID-19 within months and could be susceptible to reinfection on a yearly basis.

Is Air Conditioning Contributing to Coronavirus Spread?

The headlines are screaming about recent increases in coronavirus cases, with some suggesting that the essential problem is the loosening of the lockdowns and restrictions. A number of media sources…

Study links abnormally high blood sugar with higher risk of death in COVID-19 patients not previously diagnosed with diabetes

DIABETOLOGIA New research from Wuhan, China shows that, in patients with COVID-19 but without a previous diagnosis of diabetes, abnormally high blood sugar is associated with more than double the…