Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

January 17th, 2022 - 1:22 am § in Foreign Affairs, Health

Get vaccinated or walk

People in Manila, Philippines, must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to ride on public transportation starting Monday, January 17, 2022, ABC News reported here. The edict was issued because the country’s infections are up 40 times since Christmas. There’s squawking, of course, but no[...]

January 15th, 2022 - 6:25 pm § in Health

How to respond to Covid deniers when they’re dying

Yes, I know. But, really, not like this. (To learn about the more nuanced approach adopted by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, go here.) The decent and civilized thing to do is to keep them in your thoughts, pray for their recovery, and after that fails, express your sympathy to the surviving fa[...]

January 14th, 2022 - 11:02 pm § in Economics, Health, Law and Courts

Making sense of Supreme Court’s vaccine ruling

The Supreme Court issued a baffling ruling on Thursday upholding Biden’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in facilities receiving Medicare or Medicaid funds, but struck down an OSHA rule that covered the employers of 80 million American workers. The next day, Friday, January 14, 2022, fo[...]

January 12th, 2022 - 11:27 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Health

Surprise! Cuba is a Covid-19 vaccine powerhouse

Cuba’s homegrown biotech sector has developed FIVE vaccines against Covid-19, all of which offer 90%-plus efficacy. Cuba pours resources into healthcare, and has doctors and clinics in every neighborhood. To fight Covid-19, it’s vaccinating every Cuban over age 2, and most of its people [...]

January 12th, 2022 - 7:27 pm § in Health

Can N95 masks be used more than once?

Early in the pandemic, we were told to let health care workers have the limited supply of N95 masks, and the other types were good enough for general public use. But supplies have improved, Omicron variant is much more transmissible, and now health experts recommend N95s for everyone. But they’[...]

January 12th, 2022 - 6:23 pm § in Health, Schools & Colleges

France’s teachers threaten to strike over Covid protocols

It’s not just in Chicago, and U.S. teachers aren’t alone in demanding classroomCovid-19 safety. “French teachers will walk off the job en masse on Thursday over what they say is the government’s failure to adopt a coherent policy for schools to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, o[...]

January 11th, 2022 - 4:15 pm § in Health, Politics

Rand Paul is an awful senator

The GOP senator from Kentucky needs to be told off, and in this video, Dr. Fauci does just that. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

January 9th, 2022 - 10:53 am § in Health, Jews, Politics

“Pope Francis is a Jew” and other crazy rants cost CEO his job

“SALT LAKE CITY — The founder and chair of Entrata, a Silicon Slopes tech firm, has resigned his position after sending an email to a number of tech CEOs and Utah business and political leaders, claiming the COVID-19 vaccine is part of a plot by ‘the Jews’ to exterminate people. [...]

December 30th, 2021 - 3:05 pm § in Health

Omicron is causing a stunning spike in U.S. Covid-19 cases

The Omicron variant is extremely contagious, and the data show lots of people are getting it (graph below, sourced here). If you’re vaccinated and boosted, the worst you’ll probably experience is something like a “bad cold.” If you’re not, well, you were warned. Return [...]

December 30th, 2021 - 12:58 am § in Health, Misc.

Klassic Karen (video)

Yeah, I know — You Tube is littered with videos of anti-maskers getting dragged off planes by the police. But this little actress deserves an Academy Award nomination. I especially like the cop’s line, “She’s been chirping the whole time.” Also, I feel sorry for the boy[...]