Herd Immunity is a Pipe Dream

July 14, 2020

Two new studies show that antibodies fade quickly in patients recovering from SARS-CoV-2, meaning that herd immunity to end COVID-19 is unlikely—but it probably means we’ll be told that we need to be vaccinated every year.

China’s COVID Coverup

July 13, 2020

Defectors from China reportedly claim that the Chinese Communist Party knew about the danger of COVID-19 in late December of last year but covered it up while stockpiling personal protective equipment.

SciFriday: Stardust, Saturn, and Subterranean Goat

July 10, 2020

Scientists have proposed that life was seeded on Earth by carbon floating into our atmosphere from a burned-out star. We also discuss Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001 and 2010, the importance of Saturn (the planet and the god).

Trump Triggers Media With Mount Rushmore Celebration

July 6, 2020

Media described the president’s speech at the Independence Day celebration Friday night as divisive demagoguery, but those who actually watched it with open minds found it inspiring, inclusive, and uplifting.

Epstein’s Madam Arrested

July 2, 2020

Jeffrey Epstein’s friend Ghislaine Maxwell, who allegedly procured young girls for Epstein and his wealthy associates, has been arrested by the FBI and charged by federal prosecutors.

Corporate Virtue Signaling

June 30, 2020

Corporate advertisers boycott Facebook as part of the #StopHateForProfit campaign, even as some of the largest global consumer brands, like Unilever, do business with the government of Iran

Security for Me But Not for Thee

June 29, 2020

Members of the Minneapolis city council are being protected by private security for threats received after voting to dismantle the city’s police department.

Epstein’s ‘Madam’ Hiding from Authorities

June 22, 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell is reportedly hiding in France, moving every month to stay ahead of investigators. She’s alleged to have been the madam who groomed underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein and his friends.

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