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  • Saturday Stories: Children, Long COVID Post Breakthrough Infections, And Vaccine Mandates By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 17, 2021

    SATURDAY STORIES: CHILDREN, LONG COVID POST BREAKTHROUGH INFECTIONS, AND VACCINE MANDATES

    Devi Sridhar, in The Guardian, on whether COVID will become a disease of the young. Katelyn Jetelina, in Your Local Epidemiologist,...

    Vaccination, Saturday Stories
  • Saturday Stories: UK Virus Factory, Canadian Vaccination Mandates, And Masking While Vaccinated By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 17, 2021

    SATURDAY STORIES: UK VIRUS FACTORY, CANADIAN VACCINATION MANDATES, AND MASKING WHILE VACCINATED

    Philip Ball, in Nature, on how the UK's COVID Freedom Day and dropping of restrictions risks incubating far worse variants that will...

    Vaccination, Drop, Saturday Stories
  • Saturday Stories: Myocarditis, Breakthrough Infections, and Ivermectin Fraud By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 17, 2021

    SATURDAY STORIES: MYOCARDITIS, BREAKTHROUGH INFECTIONS, AND IVERMECTIN FRAUD

    Jonathan Howard, in Science Based Medicine, explores myocarditis and spin with the mRNA vaccines. Katherine J. Wu, in the Atlantic,...

    Vaccination, Saturday Stories
  • Saturday Stories: Kids, New Zealand, And More Kids By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 17, 2021

    SATURDAY STORIES: KIDS, NEW ZEALAND, AND MORE KIDS

    Jeremy Samuel Faust, Katie Dickerson Mayes and Céline Gounder, in The New York Times, with

    Saturday Stories
  • Saturday Stories: Base Rate Bias, Weight Bias, And The Future of Ventilation By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 17, 2021

    SATURDAY STORIES: BASE RATE BIAS, WEIGHT BIAS, AND THE FUTURE OF VENTILATION

    Katelyn Jetelina, in Your Local Epidemiologist, explains base rate bias by way of Israel, Delta, and 50% of cases being found in those...

    Regard, Obesity, Vaccination, Saturday Stories
  • Saturday Stories: Vaccinating Kids, Ivermectin, and Novavax By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 17, 2021

    SATURDAY STORIES: VACCINATING KIDS, IVERMECTIN, AND NOVAVAX

    Edward Nirenberg, Daniel A. Freedman, Risa Hoshino, Jonathan Howard, and Alastair McAlpine, in BMJ Blogs, on vaccinating kids vs. COVID....

    Vaccination, Saturday Stories
  • Saturday Stories: Delta, Ventilation, and Childhood COVID By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 17, 2021

    SATURDAY STORIES: DELTA, VENTILATION, AND CHILDHOOD COVID

    Jennifer Yang and Kenyon Wallace, in The Toronto Star, on how cities, provinces and countries awash in vaccines can still mess things...

    Vaccination, Saturday Stories
  • Saturday Stories: Not Individuals, And Long COVID And Kids By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 17, 2021

    SATURDAY STORIES: NOT INDIVIDUALS, AND LONG COVID AND KIDS

    Ed Yong, in The Atlantic, on how health, including during pandemics, cannot be framed as a matter of individual/personal choice. Elizabeth...

    Saturday Stories
  • Saturday Stories: The Finish Line and Microchips By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 17, 2021

    SATURDAY STORIES: THE FINISH LINE AND MICROCHIPS

    Jessica Smith-Cross, in QP Briefing, on Ontario's COVID finish line . James Heathers, in The Atlantic, ponders whether or not he received...

    Vaccination, Saturday Stories
  • Saturday Stories: The Latest Scary Variant, Systematic Evidence, And Lab Leaks By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 17, 2021

    SATURDAY STORIES: THE LATEST SCARY VARIANT, SYSTEMATIC EVIDENCE, AND LAB LEAKS

    John Michael McGrath, for TVO, on what we do and don't know about the latest scary variant B.1.617 Hilda Bastian, in her blog Absolutely...

    Vaccination, Saturday Stories
  • Saturday Stories: They Were Loved By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 17, 2021

    SATURDAY STORIES: THEY WERE LOVED

    More than 25,000 Canadians have been lost to COVID-19 (and terrible governance given the bulk of those deaths were preventable), Macleans...

    Vaccination, Saturday Stories
  • Saturday Stories: Vaccinating Kids, Hatred And COVID By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 17, 2021

    SATURDAY STORIES: VACCINATING KIDS, HATRED AND COVID

    Gideon M-K, in Medium, on whether or not we should be vaccinating kids against the coronavirus Bernie Farber and David Fisman, in...

    Vaccination, Saturday Stories
  • Saturday Stories: Blood Clots, NNTs, And Incentives By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 17, 2021

    SATURDAY STORIES: BLOOD CLOTS, NNTS, AND INCENTIVES

    Kai Kupferschmidt and Gretchen Vogel, in Science, explore the future of vaccines with rare risks of blood clots. Andrew Althouse, in...

    Vaccination, Saturday Stories
  • Saturday Stories: One Universal Coronavirus Vaccine, Fringe Science, And The Misnomer Of Vaccine Hesitancy By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 17, 2021

    SATURDAY STORIES: ONE UNIVERSAL CORONAVIRUS VACCINE, FRINGE SCIENCE, AND THE MISNOMER OF VACCINE HESITANCY

    James Hamblin, in the Atlantic, on the promise of a single coronavirus vaccine which would protect us against SARS, MERS, COVID-19,...

    Vaccination, Saturday Stories
  • Saturday Stories: Unanswered Questions, Ontario's Misery, And Vietnam's Triumph By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 17, 2021

    SATURDAY STORIES: UNANSWERED QUESTIONS, ONTARIO'S MISERY, AND VIETNAM'S TRIUMPH

    Helen Branswell, in STAT, with the questions experts still have about COVID . Justin Ling, in Macleans, with the almost unbelievable...

    Saturday Stories
  • Saturday Stories: Is Canada a Country, The Gaslighting of Science, And A Non-COVID Piece From Me By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 17, 2021

    SATURDAY STORIES: IS CANADA A COUNTRY, THE GASLIGHTING OF SCIENCE, AND A NON-COVID PIECE FROM ME

    Lauren Dobson-Hughes, in The Line, reflecting on Canada's responses to COVID wonders if we are actually a country? Zeynep, in Insight,...

    Vaccination, Drugs, Face, Obesity, Saturday Stories
  • Saturday Stories: The End Of Year One, The End Of Hygiene Theatre, And The End Of The Whole Thing By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 17, 2021

    SATURDAY STORIES: THE END OF YEAR ONE, THE END OF HYGIENE THEATRE, AND THE END OF THE WHOLE THING

    Stephen Maher, in Macleans, with the comprehensive story of Canada's first year with the pandemic. Emily Anthes, in The New York Times,...

    Vaccination, Saturday Stories
  • Saturday Stories: Anti-Science, The Pandemic's Wrongest Man, And The Not Great Indoors By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 17, 2021

    SATURDAY STORIES: ANTI-SCIENCE, THE PANDEMIC'S WRONGEST MAN, AND THE NOT GREAT INDOORS

    Dangerous numpty. If you see, ignore. Peter Hotez, in Scientific American, on the anti-science movement and the danger it poses to...

    Vaccination, Saturday Stories
  • Saturday Stories: Vaccine Passports, Canadian Vaccine Manufacturing, and Not Delaying Vaccine Boosters For The Vulnerable By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 17, 2021

    SATURDAY STORIES: VACCINE PASSPORTS, CANADIAN VACCINE MANUFACTURING, AND NOT DELAYING VACCINE BOOSTERS FOR THE VULNERABLE

    Saskia Popescu and Alexandra Phelan, in The New York Times, discuss the unwieldy realities that vaccine passports might face. Leslie...

    Vaccination, Face, Saturday Stories
  • Saturday Stories: Africa's Incredible COVID Supply Chain, On AstraZeneca's Vaccine, And Asymptomatic Transmission By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 17, 2021

    SATURDAY STORIES: AFRICA'S INCREDIBLE COVID SUPPLY CHAIN, ON ASTRAZENECA'S VACCINE, AND ASYMPTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    Javed Anees, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons Reid Wilson, in The Hill, on the world leading way in which Africa approached COVID treatment...

    Vaccination, Saturday Stories