Scientific certainty survival kit: How to push back against skeptics who exploit uncertainty for political gain Paul Frost, Trent University; Marguerite Xenopoulos, Trent University; Michael Epp, Trent University, and Michael Hickson, Trent University The mathematician Kurt Gödel was obsessed by the … Continue reading How to push back against skeptics who exploit uncertainty for political gain
If you have different masks you have come across let me know, I will post it on this post!!! Continue reading Omicron / Covid Masks Some People Wear!
Nathan Abrams, Bangor University; Anaïs Augé, Bangor University; Maciej Nowakowski, Bangor University, and Thora Tenbrink, Bangor University Across western countries, people are polarised over wearing masks. While some support wearing them as an effective counter to the virus, others believe … Continue reading Mask wearing wasn’t disputed in previous crises – so why is it so hotly contested today?
Prof. Wolfgang Preiser, Stellenbosch University; Cathrine Scheepers, University of the Witwatersrand; Jinal Bhiman, National Institute for Communicable Diseases; Marietjie Venter, University of Pretoria, and Tulio de Oliveira, University of KwaZulu-Natal Since early in the COVID pandemic, the Network for Genomics … Continue reading The hunt for coronavirus variants: how the new one was found and what we know so far
Simon Nicholas Williams, Swansea University This autumn the UK has had between 30,000 and 50,000 new COVID cases each day, and globally cases are rising again after months of steady decline – so much so that many countries are reintroducing … Continue reading Four ways to stop COVID ruining Christmas again in 2021
Alessondra T Speidel, Karolinska Institutet Emerald Robinson, the White House correspondent for the conservative news network Newsmax, recently tweeted that Moderna’s COVID vaccine contains luciferase “so that you can be tracked”. “Read the last book of the New Testament to … Continue reading Claims that COVID jabs can be used to track you with ‘luciferase’ are false – the substance isn’t even in the vaccine
Leor Zmigrod, University of Cambridge @LeorZmigrod It is a little-known fact that humans have not one but two immune systems. The first, the biophysical immune system – the one we’ve all heard much about – responds to infections as they … Continue reading COVID-19 could nudge minds and societies towards authoritarianism
Colin Angus, University of Sheffield COVID restrictions in England were lifted on July 19, and although COVID cases are currently soaring in schoolchildren and their parents’ age group, many feel that the worst of the pandemic is now over. Thanks … Continue reading How COVID deaths compare with other deaths in the UK – latest numbers
Why the pandemic made some cats sick with stress – and how we can help them Lauren Finka, Nottingham Trent University Those of us who own pets probably enjoyed their company in the depths of the pandemic. Not only are pets potentially good for our physical health, they also benefit our mental wellbeing. Indeed, they may have even been a way of coping with pandemic-fuelled mental health problems. But this is still an emerging area of research, so the impacts of pet ownership on human health aren’t always clear cut. Recent research suggests that having to care for a pet during … Continue reading How you can help your pussy cat