Are We Making It Worse?

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Wouldn’t it be ironic if everything we did in the name of Covid-19 made the next flu season that much worse? More food for thought from Ivor Cummins, who has been looking at the data during this whole viral situation.

Getting Terminology Right Really Matters, Especially in a Pandemic

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The Centers for Disease Control basically confused the Infection Fatality Rate and the Case Fatality Rate, which are very different, and in this case, off by an order of magnitude. They did this when comparing Influenza to Covid-19. The end result: Covid-19 seemed way more dangerous at the outset than it's turning out to be.

Podcastindex.org

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Adam Curry created the first global podcast index, which became what Apple uses for iTunes today. He’s doing it again because…we need an alternative not in the hands of Silly Con Valley.

Harris says she wouldn't trust Trump on any vaccine released before election

(www.politico.com)

From the article: “If past is prologue … they'll be muzzled. They'll be suppressed,” Harris said of health experts and scientists.

Funny, because health experts and scientists suggesting other solutions to Covid-19 that have a track record of working and don't involve a vaccine rushed to market are being actively muzzled and suppressed. 🙄

A Doctor Went to His Own Employer for a COVID-19 Antibody Test. It Cost $10,984.

(www.propublica.org)

The test itself is about $8 in materials. And the scary thing: the insurance paid it without pushback. And I wonder why my insurance premiums go up 10-15% a year…

USDA Dietary Guidelines on Alcohol Comments - R Street

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These guys are complaining that the recommendation to cut the number of alcoholic beverages to one drink a day is based on flimsy evidence. It’s just like the evidence for just about everything else in the US Dietary Guidelines, which is mostly a bunch of cherry picked epidemiology that supports their guidelines and ignores things like low carb, which has studies that show…it works.

Another diabetes medicine recalled for having too much of a carcinogen

(amp.thenewstribune.com)

Have I mentioned I'm glad I'm no longer taking Metformin…or any other prescription drug?

Broadband Monopoly Report: At Least 49.7 Million Americans Served by Only One Provider - Telecompetitor

(www.telecompetitor.com)

And really, another 33 million only have slow DSL as their “competitive” choice. Which means: this headline understates the problem.

Why Are There Currently No Ads On Techdirt? Apparently Google Thinks We're Dangerous

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Why Are There Currently No Ads On Techdirt? Apparently Google Thinks We're Dangerous And in typical Google fashion, they don't really tell why. And apparently, their ads were causing issues for end users browsing TechDirt. I say: good riddance.

Ultra-Processed Diets Cause Excess Calorie Intake and Weight Gain: An Inpatient Randomized Controlled Trial of Ad Libitum Food Intake

(www.cell.com)

My own experience suggests this is the way to go: eliminate ultra-processed food from your diet to lower weight. This is at the heart of the No Sugar, No Grains approach.