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Shock Sturgis Rally Covid Stats – Real or Fake?

When the media promotes a study with sensational headlines like “Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Is Now Linked to More Than 250,000 Coronavirus Cases,” alarm bells go off with scant attention paid to a critical analysis of the study which prompted the alarming headlines.

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Down the Wuhan Rabbit Hole – Nature, Lab Accident or Bioweapon?

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Thousands of Chinese water park revelers recently party in Wuhan, no masks, no social distancing

The origin of the Covid-19 virus, we have been informed by the media, is Chinese bats, a conclusion based on a near-unanimous consensus by scientists that it emerged in animals before jumping to  humans. “Fact” checking sites like Snopes promulgate this theory and dismiss any notion that 1. it escaped from a lab, or 2. it is a bioweapon. Read more of this post

The Sunshine Vitamin D & Covid-19

Vitamin-D-FoodsA number of new studies have looked at the association of Vitamin D and its possible role in reducing the severity of Covid-19 symptoms. These papers suggest there are positive links, although a report by the U.K.’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence concludes there’s no evidence. Read more of this post

Moderna’s New Covid-19 Vaccine – Should We Celebrate or Worry?

cov19originalA pivotal meeting in early March between vaccine developers and Donald Trump, “almost felt like an episode of ‘Shark Tank’” reported CNN in a May 1 investigation.

While various company heads told Trump development was way off, he perked up when Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel announced he needed just “a few months” to start phase two of a three-part clinical trial of vaccine development, which typically can take more than a decade. Read more of this post

Social Distancing – 6 Feet or 3 Feet? Depends If You Follow the CDC or the WHO

hat CaptureIn U.S. we have been told to keep a 6 foot social distancing barrier between anyone we come in contact with. This recommendation comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), while the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends at least one metre (3.2 feet). Read more of this post

Maui’s Musical Genius Willie K

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Willie with ZZ’s Billy Gibbons

There was no one like Uncle Willie K, not on Maui, not in Hawaii, not in the world. He truly defined the meaning of legend, with his extraordinary virtuosity, brilliant showmanship, and effortless command of so many musical styles. Read more of this post

Magical Thinking & Cloth Masks

faceul5z5v0vnnx63dhpopb“We’re seeing a lot of magical thinking, a lot of wishful thinking,” says Lisa Brosseau, retired professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Cloth masks offer no protection from COVID-19 she says. “Cloth masks are wishful thinking.” Read more of this post

Madagascar’s COVID-19 Herbal Remedy?

TOPSHOT-MADAGASCAR-HEALTH-VIRUSMadagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina is promoting an herbal remedy that he claims could prevent and cure the COVID-19. The remedy, Covid-Organics, “gives results in seven days,” Rajoelina, told journalists in April. Read more of this post

The Pluto Saturn 2020 Conjunction Revisited & New Predictions

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An overview of the 2020 Pluto Saturn conjunction was posted in November 2016. It featured various astrologers predictions about what could happen. May 2020 and we’re in the midst of a global nightmare which some expected. Read more of this post

COVID-19 & the Problem of Groupthink

viruseven136077-1200x675Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making outcome. Groupthink occurs when pressures to agree are so strong that they stifle critical thinking and common sense. Read more of this post