Counterfeit Covid Masks Are Still Sold Everywhere

Domestic industry problems extend beyond the consumer mask market. In recent months, the medical supply giants that service the country’s large hospital systems eagerly have resumed purchasing low-cost protective equipment from abroad. The companies, including McKesson, Henry Schein and Cardinal Health, have been pressing the Biden administration to retain a tariff exemption on imported protective … Read more

Sudden Surge in Stillbirths and Menstrual Changes

November 11, 2021, a crowd gathers outside Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, British Columbia (BC). The group was there to draw attention to an unimaginable tragedy: 13 babies were stillborn in hospital within 24 hours. All of their mothers received the COVID-19 shot.1 One protester said that in a typical month, there might be … Read more

With Scant Information on Omicron, Biden Turned to Travel Ban to Buy Time

WASHINGTON — By the time President Biden was briefed on the emergence of a new, fast-moving COVID-19 virus the morning after Thanksgiving, he had a choice — and a little bit of information to build upon. On a secure conference call from a vacation complex overlooking the port of Nantucket, the president listened as his … Read more

We Plan Ahead in Uncertain Social Situations

Nov 29, 2021 – Forward thinking – a type of quick contingency planning in the brain – seems like an obvious skill to use in games against an opponent with predictable moves. But a new study suggests that people do just as much when faced with an unpredictable opponent. Much previous research has documented how … Read more

Omicron Updates From Around the World

November 29, 2021 – The variant of the novel coronavirus Omicron, which has been detected in several countries in recent days, will spread widely throughout the world and will inevitably reach the United States, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said on Monday. Monday. “We are clearly on high … Read more

Letter From Catherine the Great Shows Her Support for Inoculations

With the outbreak of smallpox in societies in the 18th century, Catherine the Great was one of the first people in Russia to adopt a predecessor to vaccines, and the Empress is famous for promoting the latest knowledge in the arts and sciences from her throne. Catherine’s support for an early form of vaccination was … Read more

What We Know – and Don’t — About the Omicron COVID Variant

November 29, 2021 – Health experts worldwide have raised concerns about a newly discovered COVID-19 variant, Omicron, which was first identified in South Africa. The country’s health minister announced last week that the variant had already spread to different regions of the country. The next day, the World Health Organization classified Omicron as a “variable … Read more

Merck’s COVID-19 Pill May Be Less Effective Than First Hoped

November 29, 2021 — Merck’s antiviral pill for COVID-19, molnopiravir, appears to be much less effective than early results from a first proposed clinical trial. According to an analysis by scientists at the Food and Drug Administration, the experimental birth control pill reduced the risk of hospitalization or death from COVID-19 by about 30%, compared … Read more

Omicron Has Scary Mutations. They May Not Work Well Together.

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has alarmed many scientists due to the huge number of genetic mutations it carries – about 50 in total, including at least 26 unique. But more doesn’t necessarily mean worse: Mutations sometimes work together to make the virus more terrifying, but they can cancel each other out. “In principle, … Read more