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The Future of Masking

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On April 11, 2021
With the pandemic very slowly winding down, at least in the U.S., one question we should be asking is whether we will want to wear masks in certain situations after this is all over. A study released this month in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, led by researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, found that […]

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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The constant discourse about how careful we have to be all the time during the COVID era is probably counterproductive at this time. For people who are going to be careful, they already are careful. If at this point, you aren’t going to be careful, nothing is going to change that now. Recently at a […]
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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 right of his congressional majority, and his personal management style. Horrible treatment by the press didn’t help. The rabbit story for instance was a […]

Ebola

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On November 9, 2015

With all the intensive fear-mongering coverage of Ebola in the weeks before the 2014 midterm elections, you’d think that the World Health Organization declaring Sierra Leone Ebola-free would be

It’s not just vaccinations that are outraging Republicans. It’s also government requirements for restaurant sanitation. Senator Thom Tills (R-Art Pope): On Monday, the freshman senator ended his talk at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) with a story to illustrate his philosophy on government regulations. “I was having this discussion with someone, and we were at […]
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