The vaccines save society from asceticism

Are we mortgaging our future health for the immediate gratifications of amusement, diversion and profit? I’m an avowed epidemiological layman. I’ve learned a lot the past year, to be sure.  I’ve always had a keen, dark interest in plagues and pestilence, so the pandemic’s effects are not unknown to me. COVID-19 has brought with it…

President Biden catfishes with photo of when he was young and handsome

Stunts like this make me ashamed to admit I’ve been vaccinated. I did it to do right by my family and immediate circle which is composed of some old folks and some immunosuppressed folks. I’m not afraid of COVID because I’ve been very precautious since the beginning of this mess.  I’m in pretty good shape…

J&J is accused in the headline, acquitted in the story, and Pfizer wins

I’m a little tough to pin down. A conspiratardorial deranged anti-vaxxer I am not. But I’m not a blind worshipper of “science” as the tyrannical pro-vaccine forces boast they are. I don’t presume to exploit science for political motive nor do I presume to drape superstition and fear with statistical dysfunction for the same reason.…

Scientific superstition and the modern scientific method

I’ve always been like Little Sheldon (minus the academic or IQ cred).     I have a devout affinity to science and the art of critical thinking. When I was young and immature, less “seasoned,” I worshipped science in that romanticized, blustery way where the ends justified the means. As I grew older, I came…

Social engineering by the Vaccination Industrial Complex

Is it only me or does everyone automatically think about COVID vaccines and getting laid in the same breadth? It just follows, I would think.  Get your jab, and then you “jab” or be the “jab-ee,” wink wink. Logic’s directional arrow of time as far as I’m concerned. <farce off> Not sure how long I…

Who needs children when you have Pfizer profit?

I find I tend to reiterate I am not an anti-vaxxer a lot. It borders on the defensive.  I suppose it is because I am not and don’t want to be construed as such due to my extreme right-wing tendencies.  Unfortunately, there is a well-deserved image anti-vaxxers have cultivated of being quasi-insane, scientifically gratuitous charlatans…

COVID’s not Woke

A 14-year-old Colombian girl’s protest sign said it best in this NYT piece about COVID’s Latin America rampage. Inequality, a longstanding scourge that had been easing before the pandemic, is widening once again, and millions have been tossed back into the precarious positions they thought they had escaped during a relative boom. Many are venting…

Vaccine porn

It is sadly, a thing. Known interchangeably as vaccine signaling and vaccine romanticism, vaccine porn is growing more ubiquitous as April 19 approaches.  Vaccine porn floods the social airwaves like a noxious cloud.  Vaccines as a tool for resumption of “normalcy” and all that such a thing entails;  glorious vaccines saving us from a virus…