In an op-ed at the Washington Post, Washingtonian Media CEO Cathy Merrill expresses concern about employees not wanting to return to the office:In several group calls with chief executives, I’ve found a great sense of pride in how well our teams have done during the past year. However, we all started at a place where we and our employees knew one another, which made remote … [Read more...] about Workin’ From Home at the Washingtonian
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!
Over at The Intercept, Lee Fang complains that former Governor and Presidential candidate Howard Dean is working for the pharmaceutical lobby to discourage President Biden from giving away COVID-19 vaccine rights:Howard Dean, the former progressive champion, is calling on President Joe Biden to reject a special intellectual property waiver that would allow low-cost, generic … [Read more...] about A Theft By Any Other Name
My wife and I got our first dose of the Pfizer vaccine about a week and a half ago. According to the Phase 3 trial results, enough time has now passed since the first dose for vaccinated people's incidence of symptomatic COVID-19 to begin diverging from the unvaccinated population.I don't feel any different, but if I understand correctly -- full disclosure: I may not, so … [Read more...] about Invaders v.s. Antibodies: Dawn of Immunity
Blog regular Humble Talent commented on my post slagging Jack Marshall's science skills, and he brings up some interesting points.Don’t get me wrong, science is important, and I’ll never say otherwise.But science is also slow. And we haven’t studied everything. Science is by it’s nature incomplete. And it seems like one side of this discussion routinely likes to ignore … [Read more...] about A Few Word on Science and Public Policy