Health: The 988 Emergency Number & Mental Health

The Story: T-Mobile, part of the Deutsche Telecom empire, has acted in support for a new emergency number being instituted by the US FCC. The...

The Trump Team’s Controversial New Banking Rule

The Story: The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a bureau of the Treasury Department charged with regulating federally-insured banks, recently proposed a new...

Health: The Fauci-Biden Relationship

The Story: Almost as soon as the General Services Administration made its determination that Vice President Biden is the apparent president-elect, kick-starting the transition process,...

The Politics of the Death of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

The Story: As yet unidentified assailants killed Iranian nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, and three of his bodyguards, in Absard, a city near Tehran, the country's...

Projections

Health posts: The Rise and Fall of Dr. Scott Atlas https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/30/politics/scott-atlas-resigns-trump-administration-coronavirus-task-force/index.html 2. Big Pharma and Vaccine-related Trades DONE https://newrepublic.com/article/160377/pharma-executives-profiting-covid-vaccine-press-releases 3. Climate Change and Shocks to the Human Body https://www.newscientist.com/article/2261184-health-impacts-of-climate-change-have-reached-worrying-levels/     ____________________________________________________- T2K...

Health: Physiology Does (Somewhat) Spare Children from Covid

The Story: "Hard to believe. I don’t know how you feel about it but they have much stronger immune systems than we do somehow...

Immigration and the Census

The Story: Ten days before Biden’s inauguration, President Donald Trump is scheduled to send a report to Congress that will specify the number of people...

Health: A Resurgence of Measles

The Story: Though there exists a safe, proven, and inexpensive vaccine for measles, it is a disease that is spreading in much of the world....

Biden’s Choice for the Secretary of State

The Story: Joseph Biden, President Elect, announced this weekend that he will nominate Antony Blinken, a veteran of the Clinton and Obama administration, for his...

Health: Poaching and Epidemics

The Story: One of the less noticed side effects of the global pandemic has been an increase in poaching: the illicit killing of specimens of...

Perdue/Ossoff Runoff in Georgia

 The Story: US Senator David Perdue (R), of Georgia, completing his first term in the Senate, is engaged in a campaign to determine whether he...

Health: The Ethics of Infecting Volunteers

The Story: Most drugs -- both vaccines and therapeutics -- are accepted as safe and effective without ever having to prove themselves in "human challenge"...

Loeffler/Warnock Runoff in Georgia

The Story: Voters in Georgia will decide the next occupant of both of their seats in the US Senate in twin run-off elections, on January...

Health: The Roads Themselves are Air Pollutants

The Story: When scientists recently looked at all the known sources of air pollution in the Los Angeles metro area (including of course automotive emissions)...

Speculation about Janet Yellen: Biden’s Treasury Secretary?

The Story: We have entered a period of intense speculation about the composition of the incoming administration's cabinet. One of the rumored choices is especially...

Health: Covid-19, Blood Thinner, and Race

The Story: Treatment of Covid-19 often requires the use of a blood thinner, because clotting is a common symptom. But according to a new analysis...

A Key Strategist for Boris Johnson Takes His Leave

The Story: Dominic Cummings, a political strategist often described as the brains behind the rise of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has left Johnson's administration. It...

Health: Good News About Cloth Face Masks

The Story: Researchers report that they have developed a special type of cotton face mask that kills up to 99.9999% of the bacteria and virus...

Big New Asian Trade Deal

The Story: On November 15, representatives of 15 Asian countries signed a trade deal that is designed to create the world's largest-ever single market, the...

Health: SCOTUS Hears Arguments About Obamacare

The Story: On Tuesday, November 10, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a lawsuit brought by 18 states (of which Texas is the...