The Rise of Hepatitis

The Rise of Hepatitis

The number of previously healthy children younger than 16 years of age with mysterious hepatitis cases have doubled in two weeks to 450 cases worldwide, including 11 deaths. Most cases have been reported in the U.K. (160) and the U.S. (currently, 180). In Europe most cases are found in Italy (35) and Spain (22). Over 8-14 percent […]

Why are Standards So Lax on COVID Drug Approvals?

Why are Standards So Lax on COVID Drug Approvals?

Many scientists made a career fighting for better regulatory standards. Strangely, when it comes to the regulatory policy around COVID-19, they are dead quiet. First, consider that EUA ( emergency use authorization) is like accelerated approval. Both require lower levels of evidence, and are predicated on the fact that we’re dealing with a situation that […]

The Triumph of Natural Immunity

The Triumph of Natural Immunity

Opinion | A new CDC study shows that around 75% of American children have already had COVID-19. That means that they have strong natural immunity that protects them from SARS-CoV-2 infections as they get older. Despite this, the CDC, the FDA and other government agencies are pushing all of them to get vaccinated. Why? One […]

Air Force Cadet’s COVID Vaccine Religious Exemption Denied

Air Force Cadet’s COVID Vaccine Religious Exemption Denied

Opinion | Last month, a United States Air Force Academy cadet was informed by a superior officer that upon returning from the Cadet Wing’s spring break, he would receive an ultimatum: Receive the Department of Defense (DoD) mandatory COVID vaccine or be expelled from the academy upon return. Shortly thereafter, the order became official, giving […]

The Purge: Call Me Ishmael

The Purge: Call Me Ishmael

For the last 27 years, I have been a professor at Boston College, teaching a mix of literature and writing courses to thousands of students. Then along came the booster mandates. When the initial vaccines came out, my wife and I received ours. We had strong reservations about the mRNA vaccines and had decided we […]

The Twisted Reign of Baron von Münchhausen (by Proxy)

The Twisted Reign of Baron von Münchhausen (by Proxy)

In what in retrospect (and lamentably) were the very early days of the panicdemic (October, 2020), I wrote: No, the pandemic is not a virus, it is a pandemic outbreak of Münchhausen’s Syndrome by Proxy which focuses its obsessions on the virus. Münchhausen’s Syndrome by Proxy is a mental illness in which the sufferer fantasizes […]

I Will Not Force a Medical Treatment on Anyone

I Will Not Force a Medical Treatment on Anyone

Opinion | I’ve always loved the holidays, but last year was bittersweet. As 2021 came to a close, I walked away from a comfortable career where I once did good in the world. Unsure of how we would make ends meet and wondering if I’d just made a huge mistake, I knew only that I […]

Testing Will Not Save Us

Testing Will Not Save Us

I have heard many people say that at this moment—January 2022—testing will save us. They cite success stories like the National Basketball Association’s bubble (of 2020) to show what testing can accomplish.  Unfortunately, here are nine considerations that they are missing when it comes to mass testing. 1. No one has any tests. There are […]

Vax Passports: The Medium Is the Message

Vax Passports: The Medium Is the Message

Opinion | As the concept of vaccine certificates began tickling the fancy of certain segments of the public last spring and summer, opponents reliably invoked Orwell in response to what came to be called “freedom passports,” “green passes,” or other such cute names. The public intellectual that came to my mind, though, was Marshall McLuhan. […]

Must We Segregate the Unvaccinated from the Vaccinated?

Must We Segregate the Unvaccinated from the Vaccinated?

Governments around the world have encouraged and enforced a new form of segregation based on vaccine status. This is not only dangerously inhumane; there is no scientific basis for this. There seems to be an underlying presumption here that the unvaccinated are unclean (regardless of natural immunity) and their presence will spread disease. What if, however, existing […]