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Always expect the unexpected

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We desperately need new vaccines for COVID. But before those vaccines receive approval from the powers-that-be, those vaccine candidates have to be subjected to rigorous phase 3 trials to prove the vaccines actually work. In these phase 3 trials, 1/3-1/2 the subjects will, of course, get a placebo (that is, no protection from the virus) […]

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Why haven’t we done the same thing?

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According to a report in The Mail Online, Britain is fast-tracking a £158million factory that within 4-5 months will “allow the UK to be self-sufficient in vaccine production and not have to rely on overseas supplies”. In other words, when another pandemic of any type hits – not if, but when – the UK won’t […]

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Surprise, surprise

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We are way more likely to adhere to restrictive behavior if we’re told that the reason we shouldn’t do something is that it’s likely to be a problem for us as individuals (or to our close friends and relatives) rather than if we’re told, “Hey, you shouldn’t do that because it’s bad for everyone else.” […]

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We need to up our COVID-19 game

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Joe Biden says that he is certain that the US will be able to vaccinate 100 million Americans within 100 days of his taking office. And Dr. Anthony Fauci says it’s “doable.” So in pretty simple terms, if the Americans hit their mark, that means that over 33 % of the US population will have […]