Today is Immunity Day.It's been 14 days since my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. As a general rule, that's long enough for my body to have had its full immune response. Based on vaccine trial data, I should now be about 95% protected from Covid. And even if I do catch it, the symptoms are unlikely to be very serious. My immune system is now prepared for the … [Read more...] about Fuck Off, You Spiky-Protein Asshole!
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!
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