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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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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 Current Coronavirus Disease May Be a Once-in-a-Century Evidence Fiasco

doors-anymore-its-time-to-tell-you-about-the-year-2020Prof. John Ioannidis of the Stanford University School of Medicine, is professor of medicine and epidemiology and population health. On March 17 in STAT he posed some very intriguing points about the virus that seems to have crippled the world. Here’s an extract: Read more of this post

Ram Dass Introduced So Many to Divine Wisdom

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(From an interview I conducted with RD when he was on Maui in 2002)  – First published in 1971 Ram Dass’s best-selling book “Be Here Now” introduced millions of Westerners to Eastern religion and philosophy. A prominent Harvard psychology professor, then known as Richard Alpert, Ram Dass had dropped his former identity after a life-altering meeting with a guru in India a few years earlier.  Read more of this post

Gene Editing Tech Threatens Nature

hand-holding-globe-900x300We’ve all grown up with the existential threat of nuclear annihilation and more recently the ominous impact of climate change. Now we might be facing a new doomsday scenario: alarmingly unregulated gene-editing technology with the potential to radically and permanently alter the natural world.

“We’re looking at the replacement of nature,” warns Jeffrey Smith, one of the world’s leading environmental activists. “Instead of passing on to future generations what we inherited, the products of billions of year of evolution, we’ll pass on to future generations the products of laboratory experiments that are prone to side effects. And there’s no technology to clean up a gene pool once it is contaminated. That’s a formula for catastrophe.” Read more of this post

Stealing Public Water Sources

sbnf_nestle-signs_fb-600x600The Swiss company Nestlé has been reaping in billions by bottling public water it pays nothing or almost nothing for. It’s dominated the industry by going into economically depressed areas with lax water laws. Read more of this post

We Can’t Trust Cell Phone Manufacturers on Radiation

mobile-phone-cell-smart-towers-dangerousA new study by the Chicago Tribune reveals popular smart phones, including the iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S8 emit more radiation than US regulators have deemed safe. While US regulators set maximums for the amount of radiation the devices can emit, tests found phones exceeding those limits. Read more of this post

The Problem with Methylphenidate/Ritalin

ritaf15f2b3dc8b6f5c693a1Methylphenidate, sold under the trade name Ritalin, is a popular stimulant medication prescribed for ADHD. According to a CDC survey by 2011, an estimated 6.4 million American children ages 4 to 17 had been diagnosed with ADHD, with 1 in 5 high school boys. Among children diagnosed with ADHD, 3.5 million were taking medication.

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The Looming Threat of 5G in Hawai’i

5g36898678-wideEver since the launch of the early cell phone systems, the telecom industry has assured consumers that they are safe. While a few maverick scientists wondered if exposure to radiofrequency radiation from cell phones could cause cancer, government agencies charged with overseeing our health, have consistently supported the industry’s position. Read more of this post