Covid-19

Sweden’s Evidence-Based Strategy

  Dr. Tegnell has used sound scientific evidence to support his strategy. He had the power to create a path forward for Sweden without playing politics- quite an advantage. It was never his intention to have to defend himself on a world stage, but the international media focused on vilifying Dr. Tegnell and constantly, either […]

Weak Evidence For Masks

One reason that we were originally advised to not wear a face mask is because every randomized controlled trial over the past 10 years has shown that they are not effective at preventing the transmission of respiratory viruses by droplets and aerosols. For example, the most recent review published in May 2020 concluded as follows: […]

Vaccine-Makers Get Richer, Top Execs Pocket Millions

Moderna, the pharmaceutical company leading the COVID-19 vaccine race, has achieved tremendous success. It received $483 million in tax dollars to fund the testing and development of the vaccine, its stock price skyrocketed, and its top executives cashed out millions of dollars worth in shares. Financial success aside, how’s the development of the vaccine going? […]

COVID-19: There’s Light At The End Of The Tunnel

A new serology study gives us reason to be optimistic that life will return to normal shortly.

A sample of 3300 residents of Santa Clara, California, were evaluated for the presence of antibodies. The results showed that the number of people infected was 50-85 times more than what was previously estimated.1 This automatically means that the probability of dying if you are infected is also reduced by 50-85 times.. […]

COVID-19: Lack of Critical Thinking Is Our Biggest Threat

There is a dangerous, yet predictable, narrative spreading about COVID-19 that too many people are believing, even though the facts do not support it.

It goes something like this:

Extreme social distancing measures saved millions of people, and we must continue to police ourselves until a vaccine comes along- which is our only hope for returning back to a normal life. […]

COVID-19: The Missing Evidence for Social Distancing

It’s been a very emotional time for everyone. It is hard to post anything on Covid-19 due to the sadness and anxiety we are all currently living every single day. I am, nonetheless, providing a perspective that is evidence based and intended to help us become better consumers of information- so that we do improve the conversation on how to accomplish the common goal we all share.

We’ve been told that social distancing is imperative to “flatten the curve”, we’ve all seen the diagrams and many of us have vowed to come together to make it work. But does it really work? […]

The Regular Flu: Don’t You Forget About Me

While our attention has been focused on the novel coronavirus, far more dangerous viruses for children and young adults have been spreading at an unprecedented rate: the regular flu strains.

This month the CDC reported that “hospitalization rates in children 0-4 years old and adults 18-49 years old are now the highest on record for these age groups, surpassing the rate reported during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.”[…]

 

Coronavirus: No Panic Required

The media is doing a wonderful job of creating fear and anxiety about China’s coronavirus. However, lost in the coverage, are several important facts:   Coronaviruses are not new. In fact, one of the viruses that causes the common cold is a coronavirus.   Thousands of people are recovering every day from the Wuhan […]