FROM THE NYT:
For Some Anti-Vaccine Advocates, Misinformation Is Part Of A Business (NPR) He is one of many anti-vaccine advocates with a business on the side. They promote false claims about the dangers vaccines pose, while selling treatments, supplementals or other services. Their potential market is the roughly 20% of Americans say they do not want to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to recent polling. Health experts worry that the misinformation being spread is doing real damage. Without sufficient vaccination, communities could see a resurgence of the virus, particularly in the coming fall and winter months
Global Health Security
‘A Toxic Cocktail:’ Panel Delivers Harsh Verdict on the World’s Failure to Prepare for Pandemic (Science) There was warning after warning after warning, and yet the world failed to do what was needed to prepare for a pandemic, the first comprehensive review of the global response to COVID-19 finds. This lack of preparation left countries short of essential supplies, burdened by under-resourced health systems, and scrambling to coordinate a response, while large vulnerable populations had few options to protect themselves.
On a personal note: My Norwegian housekeeper is doing well — as well she should considering the quality of nursing care, housekeeping, and cooking she is receiving. I can now definitely verify the old adage: “A woman’s work is never done.” It seems that as soon as the work is finished it starts all over, day after day. I may give her a raise when she gets back to work.
LAST BUT NOT LEASED: some real groaners:
8 nickels = 2 paradigms
1000 cubic centimeters of wet socks =1 literhosen
What did the hamburger name it’s baby? Patty!
Why are frogs so happy? They eat whatever bugs them.
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