March 15, 2020
Comments Off on Covid Prophylactic?
So earlier today, I came across a British doctor who was holding forth, on his own site, to the effect that vitamin D works to protect against respiratory infections and to reduce severity of those that you do catch. Riiiiggghhht! … Continue reading
March 14, 2020
The Old Folkerie where my dear friends are dwelling these days has locked itself down. Staff are so terrorized by the covid-19 scare that you have to pass a test to get in the door! Welp, they needed some grocery … Continue reading
March 11, 2020
Comments Off on A Strategy for the Plague?
Don’t be deceived: I have none. Neither, far as I can tell, does anyone else, other than recommending that people follow what should already be routine sanitary practices. The coronavirus has arrived in the Valley of the We-Do-Mean-Sun. Nine cases … Continue reading
March 8, 2020
So, yes: some of us are wondering how much of the squealing and the yelling about the coronavirus is justified and how much of it is clickbait. Okay…I shifted into science writer/tech editor mode and took a look around. Here’s … Continue reading
February 20, 2020
Is there an explanation for the one thing after another phenomenon? Clearly, it’s very common. So common that we have a variety of folk terms for it: never rains but it pours…damned if you do, damned if you don’t…Houston, we … Continue reading
January 13, 2020
A couple of sweet little miracles occurred today… This morning I had to traipse to the Mayo for yet another allergy test. We’ve ascertained that, despite earlier indications to the contrary, I am not allergic to ibuprofen. Said earlier blessing … Continue reading