Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Melody Schreiber writes about the perfectly awful timing of Joe Biden’s wrong-headed declaration that the COVID-19 pandemic is “over” even as a particularly damaging wave was cresting. And Troy Farah reports on new research showing that the treatments which previously offered some means

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Accidental Deliberations: On historical echoes

Ontario’s ongoing provincial election is presenting some interesting echoes from previous campaigns – particularly the 2015 federal election which similarly involved a seemingly vulnerable Conservative majority, an NDP official opposition and a Lib attempt to jump back into default-government status.  At the outset, I’ll reiterate my longtime view that contrary

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Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Abdullah Shihipar discusses why there’s every reason to resist the pressure from self-serving politicians and business groups to succumb to COVID-19. Hannah Flynn discusses the long-term brain injuries traceable to long COVID in primates. And Steve Schering examines the hospitalization rates for children

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Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Afternoon Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – David Wallace-Wells examines the massive global toll of excess deaths from COVID-19 (likely far exceeding even the already-alarming official counts). Nele Brusselaers et al. examine how Sweden’s choice to ignore science in favour of wishcasting and a strategy of deliberate infection resulted in

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Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Dayne Patterson discusses the continued recognition among doctors that the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over (and indeed approaching another particularly dangerous phase). Sumathi Reddy reports on new research showing a starkly more severe risk of diabetes following infection. Nathaniel Dove reports on

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