Tag Archives: Epidemic

Hydroxychloroquine

On March 21st, 2020, the President of the United States revealed that his tremendous capacities also stretched to the field of medicine: More recently, medical studies would appear to suggest that hydroxychloroquine is only marginally more effective than anthonyquine when … Continue reading

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Community spirit under siege

The coronavirus-induced lockdown has many effects on us, individually and collectively, wherever we are. And we all respond in different ways. There are many aspects of this situation that worry me. The idea that I might catch the virus myself … Continue reading

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Social Distancing, Phoenix-style

Of all bizarre creatures in that imaginary space that is Greco-Roman myth, Phoenix, the fabled, long-lived, cyclically re-born bird that knows how to go out (and come back in) with a bang, has to be one of the most remarkable … Continue reading

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I am bored, you are bored, all aboard…

The second most contagious thing in the world right now, after the new coronavirus, is the insight that ‘social distancing’, previously known as ‘staying at home’ and ‘stay the fxxx away from me, you creep’, may actually help to decelerate … Continue reading

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Herd immunity

As the UK’s ‘herd immunity’ approach to the coronavirus crisis has proven to be somewhat of a debacle, I would like to share how the farmer Sagaris protected his herd during an epidemic. His story is recorded in a Greek … Continue reading

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