Science

A water drop and ripples

“Earthshine” fears show they’ll spin anything to support climate alarmism.

By Justin Katz | October 20, 2021 |

Here’s a headline on a Steve Matregrano article for WPRI that might very well make you say, “Oh, come on”: ‘Earthshine’ levels indicate the planet is dimming due to climate change, researchers say The key question the headline skips over is:  dimming from the perspective of whom?  No, the Earth isn’t getting darker.  It’s just…

A water drop and ripples

Fading vaccine effectiveness shows the foolishness of confidence.

By Justin Katz | October 8, 2021 |

One of (the many) aspects of our public arguments around COVID-19 and the vaccine is the confidence with which everybody is asserting their positions.  This affects both sides, but I’m thinking in particular of the pro-vax people who assert that we know that naturally acquired immunity fades after a few months.  Frankly, the virus hasn’t been…

Presence of COVID antibodies by PCR ct

COVID antibodies compared with PCR count shows many positive tests shouldn’t have been “cases.”

By Justin Katz | September 27, 2021 |

Word is that a nearby trampoline park was packed with unvaccinated children over the weekend, with scarcely a mask to be found.  Meanwhile, Rhode Island state senator Alana DiMario is proclaiming the pending approval of the Pfizer COVID vaccine for children between five and 11 as “life changing,” because “the daily stress of weighing every…

A satellite over Earth

Oktoberfest, NASA, and Golf Cars

By John Loughlin | September 25, 2021 |

John Loughlin talks with Kenny Burke and Tord Sorlein of the Wakefield Village Association about Oktoberfest, Jeff Carr from NASA, and Jim Turner from EW Gardner Golf Cars.

A chemistry model

Apparently, the vaccine isn’t a waste if you’ve had COVID.

By Justin Katz | September 8, 2021 |

Michaeleen Doucleff reports for NPR (via Instapundit) that studies are finding that people who had COVID and then get vaccinated have a sort of super-immunity: Over the past several months, a series of studies has found that some people mount an extraordinarily powerful immune response against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19. Their…

CDC chart of Marin County school outbreak

Studies show we must apply reason to the Delta fearmongering.

By Justin Katz | August 30, 2021 |

This Twitter stream from “epidemiologist & health economist” Eric Feigl-Ding, who lists “health & social justice” as priorities, is going around gaining agreement that we must (as he puts it) “Mandate teacher vaccinations now!”  Replies to his tweets go farther, emphasizing punishment for people who don’t comply. For reference, my opinion is that the benefits…

Infectious bronchitis virus

The benefits of natural immunity should be a bigger part of the COVID story.

By Justin Katz | August 27, 2021 |

A new study (which appears to be out of Israel) confirms that natural immunity to the Delta variant of COVID-19 is even better than vaccine-driven immunity.  Breakthrough infections are 13 times more likely with a vaccine, versus a recent infection.  The number goes down only to 6 times for infections from longer ago. This study…

A hurricane from space

Experts Talk Hurricane Henri

By John Loughlin | August 21, 2021 |

Four segments from the John Loughlin Show addressing Hurricane Henri

An asteroid in the sky

We must devote all the world’s resources to asteroid protection for the children!

By Justin Katz | August 18, 2021 |

I’m sorry to report, from a Becky Ferreira article on VICE, a threat that could kill tens of millions of people (including children, women, and minorities) within the next 280 years: The odds that one of the most hazardous known asteroids might collide with Earth in the coming centuries just went up, though they are still…

Dan McKee gets vaccinated

How Science Should Inform Masking and Distancing Decisions

By Justin Katz | July 28, 2021 |

McKee has announced a “recommendation” to mask children in school, but he should remember that science is only a process for limiting (but not eliminating) human error in observations and analysis.

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