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Parallel Approaches

There are several possible kinds of therapies for  COVID-19: vaccines, serums, antivirals – and each of those come in a number of flavors. Which should the US fund? All of them.  

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The Old Ways

The Democratic Party can best serve the nation by going back to the tried and true: reinstate the two-thirds nominating rule for the convention.

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Not the Flu

I’ve seen people compare the new coronavirus to influenza.  Some have said that we should worry more about the flu, since it kills every year (maybe 10,000 in the US last year). They are mistaken. The danger in this case … Continue reading

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Strategy ( not the Flu)

I’ve seen people compare the new coronavirus to influenza.  Some have said that we should worry more about the flu, since it kills every year (maybe 10,000 in the US last year). They are mistaken. The danger in this case … Continue reading

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Origin of apples

There are a number of species of apple trees, but it looks as the cultivated varieties mainly originated in Kazakhstan, while wild apples are very similar to cultivated varieties. In particular, they’re larger than other undomesticated species. It has been … Continue reading

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Granbretan

A couple of people have suggested that Dominic Cummings might benefit from my advice.  The general goal, presumably, is making Britain great again. Doable?  Even to the extent of making GB a major power? I would think so. No country … Continue reading

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Dandruff

Dandruff is apparently caused by Malassezia globosa, a yeast.  Infection seems to speed up cell turnover, so skin cells mature and are shed in 2-7 days, instead of a month in people without dandruff. This has been known for a … Continue reading

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