Things have been looking pretty good for my immune system since I last checked in. Those pesky spike proteins seem to have gone away, and my immune system is presumably standing down, tapering off the number of anti-spike antibodies in my system. It will leave a few of them around, just in case, but for the most part, the invasion seems to be over. Perhaps there's no need for … [Read more...] about Onslaught!
I got my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine yesterday. Vaccination eligibility had been extended by the State of Illinois for some time, but the county we live in was refusing to go along. They claimed the vaccine supply was insufficient, but that seemed odd, given that the County had comparable vaccination rates to the state as a whole. Finally, some time last week, my wife … [Read more...] about The First Step Back Toward Normal
Why are antivaccinationists so at home with Libertarianism?That's the question Orac asked last month at Respectful Insolence. It's kind of an odd question, since the main piece of evidence he discusses is Ronald Bailey's pro-vaccination article at Reason Magazine, one of the flagship publishers of libertarian thought. Here's the main point of Bailey's argument: People who … [Read more...] about It’s Not Anti-Vax, It’s Anti-Force
No here's a dumb story from Portland, Oregon: When an apparently drunk man peed in a Mount Tabor reservoir around 1:30am last night, he set off an unprecedented chain reaction. A security officer who had been watching the man and his four friends drinking from the reservoir guard tower alerted police, then called on the water bureau to take the reservoir offline. Using a … [Read more...] about A Dumb Story About Pee
My wife is out of surgery and resting in her room at the hospital. All went very well. The surgeon was able to do the whole procedure using the robot, which means they made only a few small holes, so she's expected to bounce back pretty quickly. I'm at home for a few minutes to check on Dozer the cat. He seems to be getting a bit better. He's still weak, but I don't think he's … [Read more...] about Wife and Cat Update