Category: Public Health
WHO Declares COVID Emergency Over
While the COVID health emergency is over, COVID itself is not, and we need to have an eye on the next potential pandemic.
Is Australia’s Planned Vaping Ban A Good Idea?
Australia's planned ban on recreational vaping has a solid base in current evidence.
Sleep and Vaccination Response
A meta-analysis finds a non-significant trend in decreased antibody response with poor sleep. What is the significance?
COVID Lab Leak Theory Rises Again
FBI Director supports the lab leak hypothesis, but there is no new evidence, and scientists still favor the spillover hypothesis.
The 4-Day Work Week and Health
There may be a strong public health argument to make for the 4-day work week.
Brownstone Institute admits that the Great Barrington Declaration was wrong (without actually admitting it was wrong)
The Brownstone Institute's Gabrielle Bauer claims vindication for the Great Barrington Declaration, the October 2020 document that advocated a "natural herd immunity" pandemic strategy, with an ill-defined "focused protection" strategy to protect those most at risk of death. In the fine print, however, Bauer tacitly admits that its core assumption was badly mistaken, minimizing it as not getting all the "details" right.
A recent Cochrane review, limited in scope and problematic in methodology, does not show that masks do not work, despite common misreporting.
Eight Glasses of Water Myth
The notion that everyone should drink eight glasses of water per day is a persistent myth. Let's break it down.