Saturday, September 11, 2021

Saturday Stories: Ending Respiratory Illnesses, Collapsing Medical Systems, And Sick Societies


Sarah Zhang, in The Atlantic, on putting an end to all respiratory viruses (not just COVID)


Jay S. Kaufman, in The New York Times, explains how sick societies trump science and lead to avoidable failures


Saturday, August 28, 2021

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Saturday Stories: Masks And Children, Protecting Unvaccinated Kids, And What's Safe To Do?


Judith Danovitch, in The New York Times, on how masks might help your children to learn.

Lael M. Yonker and Anthony J. Fischer, in Time, on how we can protect unvaccinated kids.

Helen Branswell, in STAT, polled some epidemiologists about what they were and were not comfortable doing this summer.


Saturday, July 31, 2021

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Saturday, July 03, 2021

Saturday Stories: Base Rate Bias, Weight Bias, And The Future of Ventilation


Katelyn Jetelina, in Your Local Epidemiologist, explains base rate bias by way of Israel, Delta, and 50% of cases being found in those already vaccinated. 

Diana Duong, in the CMAJ, briefly interviews me regarding obesity, weight bias, and COVID.

Lidia Morawska, Joseph Allen, William Bahnfleth, Philomena M. Bluyssen, Atze Boerstra, Giorgio Buonanno, Junji Cao, Stephanie J. Dancer, Andres Floto, Francesco Franchimon, Trisha Greenhalgh, Charles Haworth, Jaap Hogeling, Christina Isaxon, Jose L. Jimenez, Jarek Kurnitski, Yuguo Li, Marcel Loomans, Guy Marks, Linsey C. Marr, Livio Mazzarella, Arsen Krikor Melikov, Shelly Miller, Donald K. Milton, William Nazaroff, Peter V. Nielsen, Catherine Noakes, Jordan Peccia, Kim Prather, Xavier Querol, Chandra Sekhar, Olli Seppänen, Shin-ichi Tanabe, Julian W. Tang, Raymond Tellier, Kwok Wai Tham, Pawel Wargocki, Aneta Wierzbicka, Maosheng Yao, in Science, on the paradigm shift needed to combat airborne respiratory infections.



Saturday, June 26, 2021

Saturday Stories: Vaccinating Kids, Ivermectin, and Novavax


Edward Nirenberg, Daniel A. Freedman, Risa Hoshino, Jonathan Howard, and Alastair McAlpine,  in BMJ Blogs, on vaccinating kids vs. COVID. 

Anna Merlan, in Vice, on the invermectin conspiracy mongers

Hilda Bastien, in The Atlantic, on why Novavax might be the best vaccine we've got. 



Saturday, June 19, 2021

Saturday Stories: Delta, Ventilation, and Childhood COVID

Jennifer Yang and Kenyon Wallace, in The Toronto Star, on how cities, provinces and countries awash in vaccines can still mess things up if they're not cautious with the Delta variant. 

Tavia Grant, in The Globe and Mail, on the need to address ventilation in workplaces.

Edward Nirenberg and Risa Hoshino, in Medpage Today, on COVID in childhood.


Saturday, June 05, 2021

Saturday Stories: The Finish Line and Microchips


Jessica Smith-Cross, in QP Briefing, on Ontario's (and really everywhere's) COVID finish line

James Heathers, in The Atlantic, ponders whether or not he received a microchip in his COVID vaccine.


Saturday, May 22, 2021

Saturday Stories: They Were Loved


More than 25,000 Canadians have been lost to COVID-19 (and terrible governance given the bulk of those deaths were preventable), Macleans is collecting their stories. Please take the time today to click at least a few.



Saturday, May 15, 2021

Saturday Stories: Vaccinating Kids, Hatred And COVID


Gideon M-K, in Medium, on whether or not we should be vaccinating kids against the coronavirus (tl;dr - yes) 

Bernie Farber and David Fisman, in The Globe and Mail, on the overlap between racism, hate, and COVID denialists. 

Photo byAnthony Crider; cropped by Beyond My Ken (talk) 20:37, 9 April 2018 (UTC) - Charlottesville "Unite the Right" Rally, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=68193094


Saturday, May 08, 2021

Saturday Stories: Blood Clots, NNTs, And Incentives


Kai Kupferschmidt and Gretchen Vogel, in Science, explore the future of vaccines with rare risks of blood clots.

Andrew Althouse, in Medscape, on vaccines and the failure of NNTs.

John Michael McGrath, in TVO, makes the case for paying people to get vaccinated



Saturday, April 17, 2021

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Saturday Stories: Vaccines For Longhaulers, EMT Reflections, And Societal Reopening


Akiko Iwasaki, in Medium, on how vaccination might help COVID longhaulers.

Jennifer Murphy, in The New York Times, reflects on her experiences as a NYC EMT during the worst of their pandemic.

Jane Philpott and David Walker, in The Ottawa Citizen, discuss the equitable reopening of society.


Saturday, March 06, 2021

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Saturday Stories: Which Vaccine Should You Get, And Summertime


Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz, in The Guardian, discusses which vaccine you should get.

James Hamblin, in The Atlantic, on what summer might look like (in the US mind you, here in Canada, given our exceedingly slow pace of vaccination, this might not apply)



Saturday, February 13, 2021

Saturday Stories: No Herd Immunity Without Vaccines, Hygiene Theatre, And Sleepwalking Into Disaster


Michaeleen Doucleff, in NPR, explains how a small town in Brazil has tragically shown us that without vaccines, herd immunity is impossible.

Derek Thompson, in The Atlantic, on the waste of resources and the disinformation that is hygiene theatre

Brooks Fallis, in The Globe and Mail, on how Canada is sleepwalking into our next disastrous surge.

Photo by By Jesus Solana from Madrid, Spain - Black sheep . Do u also feel different? // la Oveja negra. Tambien te sientes diferente?, CC BY 2.0 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5050231



Saturday, January 30, 2021

Saturday Stories: Vaccines Alone Aren't Enough, Women And Vaccines, Why Every Country Should Be Aiming At #COVIDZero, J&J And Novavax


Angela Rasmussen, in Slate, on how we can't rely on vaccines alone to end this pandemic (this is especially true right now in Canada where our vaccination program is barely off the ground)

Alice Lu-Culligan and Akiko Iwasaki, in the New York Times, on the safety of COVID vaccines for women of all ages

Michael Baker and Martin McKee, in The Guardian, on the 16 reasons why every country should be aiming for #COVIDZero.

Derek Lowe, in Science and Translational Medicine, on the new vaccines on the block - Novavax and J&J


Saturday, January 09, 2021