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Public Health and Sin Taxes

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On September 11, 2022
Interesting story here about the rise in alcohol related deaths in Oregon. Little in here is particularly surprising. Oregon is a great place to drink, the state caters to the alcohol industry given that it is an international center for both beer and wine (and I guess some decent distilleries too but I don’t know […]

Idaho Public Health

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On December 24, 2021

Good times in Idaho, where craziness combines with deregulation to create complete health ridiculousness: The state was ablaze with the delta coronavirus variant in early August, when Connie visited h

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Malaria Vaccine

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On October 6, 2021
This is an enormous advance in the history of public health. The World Health Organization on Wednesday endorsed the first ever vaccine to prevent malaria, debuting a tool that could save the lives of tens of thousands of children in Africa each year. Malaria is among the oldest known and deadliest of infectious diseases. It […]

HIV Vaccine

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On April 9, 2021

I don’t know very much about the science behind vaccines, so I also don’t know if the amazing progress that led to the rapid development of multiple extremely effective COVID-19 vaccines i

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Careful, Not Perfect

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On March 24, 2021
Again, there’s a puritanical strain in American liberalism that is coming out in the pandemic to negative effects. The lesson, even as this slowly winds down, is that people need to be careful in their actions, but not perfect. Much of the discussion about the coronavirus and how to mitigate it has been framed in […]
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Life in the pandemic is not easy for anyone. What is the proper behavior? What is out of bounds? We know that assholes going out to lunch at a crowded Colorado restaurant to own the libs is very bad. But what about the park? For that matter, Rhode Island is opening limited outdoor dining on […]

Carter

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On March 28, 2018

It’s time to remember two true things about Jimmy Carter. First, he was a bad president who undermined his own administration through his obsession with inflation, his governance well to the rig

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