The Long Term Costs of CoViD-19 Keep Rising

At 8 months, we are still in the early stages of the pandemic. As such, the data are still equivocal. Nevertheless, the preponderance of evidence indicating a high incidence of persistent and debilitating symptoms for months after infection is growing. The effects on the heat and nervous system are particularly alarming.

This threat is casually growing like a hidden malignancy under the cover of the spreading pandemic itself. The responsibility for everyone to act to slow this pandemic has never been greater or graver.

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From ‘brain fog’ to heart damage, COVID-19’s lingering problems alarm scientists | Science | AAAS

Requiem for Truth

Not too long ago, I wrote about how Facebook’s flagship products, Facebook and WhatsApp, have been usurped by malicious actors to decimate the truth and to instigate mass action bordering on genocide. Now, as the article linked below demonstrates, we may have the first quantitative measure of how successful such disinformation campaigns are on US soil. If it is correct that 40% of Republicans are as gullible as Burmese, then it is a sad day for the USA: we were done in by our own technologies.

A survey finds a false conspiracy theory about vaccines implanting tracking microchips is popular among Fox News viewers, Republicans and Trump voters.

Source: Over 40% of Republicans wrongly believe conspiracy theory about Bill Gates and COVID-19 vaccines – CNET

Universal Healthcare is Risk Reduction

As the asinine, primordial debate about whether universal healthcare is “socialism” or “capitalism” continues in the United States, it is important to emphasize the fact that it reduces risk to the economy and to the live of people who create the economy. Let’s be as cynical as we can possible get. If the only purpose people serve is to be participants in the marketplace, then health care reduces the risks that contagion like COVID-19 poses to the marketplace, to the economy. Germany seems to get it. Will the US?