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 […]

Paul Elias Alexander, PhD on Segregating People Based on Vaccine Status

Paul Elias Alexander, PhD on Segregating People Based on Vaccine Status

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, […]

Love, Not Fear, Will Get Us Through This Crisis

Love, Not Fear, Will Get Us Through This Crisis

Recently, a jaw-dropping statistic has been promoted in the mainstream media in Australia: “If you’re vaccinated, [there is] 200x less risk of [another vaccinated person] infecting you.”1 This has in turn been repeated by the New Zealand state-funded media, TVNZ: “If two people are fully vaccinated, the chance of infection is reduced by 200 times. […]

Vaccine Passports are Akin to Institutionalized Segregation

Vaccine Passports are Akin to Institutionalized Segregation

Opinion | Increasingly, vaccination is no longer a matter of choice. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of workplaces and schools are instituting COVID-19 vaccine mandates, with more expected following formal FDA licensure of the vaccines. But mandating people and their children who have consciously chosen not to get vaccinated—a group that tends to be younger, less educated, […]

A Review and Autopsy of Two COVID Immunity Studies

A Review and Autopsy of Two COVID Immunity Studies

How effective is immunity after COVID recovery relative to vaccination? An Israeli study by Gazit et al. found that the vaccinated have a 27 times higher risk of symptomatic infection than the COVID recovered. At the same time, the vaccinated were nine times more likely to be hospitalized for COVID. In contrast, a CDC study […]

Hospitals Should Hire, Not Fire, Nurses with Natural Immunity

Hospitals Should Hire, Not Fire, Nurses with Natural Immunity

Among many surprising developments during this pandemic, the most stunning has been the questioning of naturally acquired immunity after a person has had the COVID-19 disease. We have understood natural immunity since at least the Athenian Plague in 430 BC. Here is Thucydides: Yet it was with those who had recovered from the disease that the sick […]