From the 10/26/2022 PROMED Digest email, in an entry on the current Ugandan Sudan Ebola outbreak, is this snippet from a longer release. It seems “a long, tortured history” is an apt description of the efforts for an ebola vaccine. Small market ———— Ebola vaccines have a long, tortured history. The VSV platform used … [Read more…]
The New York Times published a Guest Essay titled “Globalism Failed to Deliver the Economy We Need” by Rana Foroohar. But the chaos is transitory, as it is largely driven by the tumult that attends any transition from an old economic order to a new one. Every economy goes through cycles of expansion … [Read more…]
The Atlantic has an article about a pressing pandemic problem with orphaned children. Losing a parent may be one of the most destabilizing events of the human experience. Orphans are at increased risk of substance abuse, dropping out of school, and poverty. They are almost twice as likely as non-orphans to die by suicide, and … [Read more…]
In the New Yorker, Bill McKibben wrote an essay titled “In a World on Fire, Stop Burning Things” Here, he references many new reports which fortify the case for moving to renewable energy now and reinforcing the need to stop burning. On the last day of February, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued its … [Read more…]
Interview – Energy efficiency guru Amory Lovins: ‘It’s the largest, cheapest, safest, cleanest way to address the crisis’ by John Vidal “Solar and wind are now the cheapest bulk power sources in 91% of the world, and the UN’s International Energy Agency (IEA) expects renewables to generate 90% of all new power in the coming … [Read more…]
Covid infection increases risk of mental health disorders, study finds. Researchers note need to follow patients after recovery for any emerging disorders. The Guardian – Melody Schreiber – Fri 18 Feb 2022 The results were all clear: Covid has a marked effect on mental health.
The Atlantic The Millions of People Stuck in Pandemic Limbo By Ed Yong February 16, 2022 Two years later, COVID-19 is still all around us, everywhere, and millions of people like Landon are walking around with a compromised immune system. A significant proportion of them don’t respond to COVID vaccines, so despite being vaccinated, many … [Read more…]
An Undiscovered Coronavirus? The Mystery of the ‘Russian Flu’ Scientists are grasping for any example that could help anticipate the future of Covid, even a mysterious respiratory pandemic that spread in the late 19th century. New York Times – By Gina Kolata Feb. 14, 2022
Another article from the Guardian concerning the lifting of COVID protocols in England and some experts reactions: Next Covid strain could kill many more warn scientists ahead of England restrictions ending. Demands grow for government science chiefs to reveal evidence backing move to lift last protective measures … The dangers posed by accepting the widespread … [Read more…]
In the Guardian: Abolish internet shopping in Belgium, says leader of party in coalition Paul Magnette, the Socialist party leader, describes e-commerce as ‘social and ecological degradation’ There are no options for commenting on this idea on the Guardian itself, so after you read it, come back here and let us know what you think.