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Feeling hopeless after a tough week? Here are 5 things that may help

Feeling hopeless after a tough week? Here are 5 things that may help

It’s been an extraordinary week in America, as anger, pain and heartbreak have swept across the country over the killing of yet another black man at the hands of police. The protests, unrest, outrage and fear have been impossible to ignore, and they come amid a pandemic that had already turned life upside down for…MORE

‘Operation Warp Speed’ is fueling vaccine fears, two top experts worry

‘Operation Warp Speed’ is fueling vaccine fears, two top experts worry

The federal government’s “Operation Warp Speed” vaccine program, with its emphasis on quick production and testing of experimental coronavirus vaccines, is fueling fears already stirred up by vaccine skeptics, two experts said Friday. The approach itself is not unreasonable, said Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and professor of pediatrics…MORE

Two Viruses: Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s coronavirus podcast for June 5

Two Viruses: Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s coronavirus podcast for June 5

Covid-19 isn’t the only health crisis threatening our nation right now. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to epidemiologist Dr. Camara Jones about the serious impact of racism on public health. Jones is senior fellow at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute and the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine. She…MORE

UK Covid-19 trial ends hydroxychloroquine study because there’s no evidence the drug benefits patients

Researchers in the United Kingdom have put an abrupt stop to an arm of their Covid-19 trial that involves the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine. The Recovery trial, a large UK-based trial investigating potential coronavirus treatments, has stopped including hydroxychloroquine in its study due to there being “no evidence of benefit,” researchers announced on Friday. Other arms…MORE

Worried about coronavirus while having sex? Wear a mask, says a new study

Practice social distancing, wear a mask, wash your hands (for at least 20 seconds) — the recommendations to prevent coronavirus are a familiar refrain to most Americans. There’s little guidance, though, when it comes to sex in the age of Covid-19. So three Harvard physicians examined the likelihood of coronavirus infection in a number of…MORE

Blogs

When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…