Month: August 2022

Zinc for the prevention or treatment of respiratory tract infections: A new systematic review

A new systematic review examines the evidence for zinc to prevent or treat respiratory tract infections.

/ August 18, 2022

The Alternative to Vaccinating Children Isn’t Just “Not Vaccinating” Them

It's putting them on an inevitable collision course with the virus—without any protection from the vaccine.

/ August 17, 2022
Spillover to vaccine tyranny

Antivaxxers rejoice at the “silver lining” from the pandemic, spillover of distrust of COVID-19 vaccines to all vaccines

Distrust of COVID-19 vaccines has lead to spillover of distrust to all childhood vaccines, and antivaxxers are rejoicing.

/ August 15, 2022

Advice and Encouragement for the “Urgency of Normal” Team

Reasonable people won't believe things are normal until you stop talking about COVID.

/ August 14, 2022

COVID-19 vaccination and myocarditis: another preprint

A preprint from Thailand gives us more information about vaccine-associated myocarditis in younger people, but should not be weaponized by antivaccine activists as a reason to avoid vaccination against COVID-19.

/ August 13, 2022

Can COVID Vaccines Travel in Space and Time?

Are COVID vaccines to blame for the return of polio?

/ August 12, 2022

Fraud, Scientific Rigor, and Alzheimer’s Research

A stunning case of possible fraud in Alzheimer's research reinforces the need for scientific rigor at every level.

/ August 10, 2022
Yogi Berra

Conspiracy theories about monkeypox: Déjà vu all over again or same as it ever was?

Last Thursday, the Biden administration officially declared monkeypox to be a national public health emergency. Unsurprisingly, conspiracy theories abound, many of them recycled from COVID-19 and older antivax conspiracy theories.

/ August 8, 2022

Science Based Satire: We Need Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials of SARS-CoV-2

Before we make any more decisions regarding SARS-CoV-2, we urgently need to conduct large, long-term RCTs of it. I am astonished this is controversial in the medical community.

/ August 6, 2022