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Article Review: Coronavirus Genomics And Bioinformatics Analysis

Coronavirus Genomics And Bioinformatics Analysis, by Patrick C.Y. Woo, Yi Huang, Susanna K.P. Lau, and Kwok-Yung Yuen Given the ubiquity of Coronavirus in our contemporary discourse, it is worthwhile to ponder some insights about this family of diseases from various … Continue reading

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Book Review: Potential Influenza Effects On Military Populations

Potential Influenza Effects On Military Populations, by John Bombardt Jr. & Heidi Brown It is striking to think of the relevance of the 1918 Influenza pandemic and our own current situation.  Even though it appears at present that both the … Continue reading

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Article Review: Rules To Be Observed In The Care And Management Of Quarantine, Isolation, And Disinfection

Rules To Be Observed In The Care And Management Of Quarantine, Isolation, And Disinfection, by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania This particular set of instructions is interesting for a variety of reasons.  Obviously, principles of quarantine are nothing new with regards … Continue reading

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Book Review: Influenza 1918

Influenza 1918:  The Worst Epidemic In American History, by Lynette Iezzoni Reading about the horrific and massively deadly influenza epidemic of 1918 is a bit too topical of reading given the contemporary climate, but I have always liked to read … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mental Epidemics

Mental Epidemics:  Two Lectures, by J. S. Gilmore It should be remembered in times of great concern about physical health that humanity is not only prey to epidemics resulting from viruses and bacteria and the like, but also mental epidemics … Continue reading

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Article Review: Dynamics Of Beneficial Epidemics

Dynamics Of Beneficial Epidemics, by Andrew Berdahl, Christa Breslford, Caterina De Bacco, et al. You might think that in the case of a beneficial epidemic that everyone would want it to be spread to the widest population possible.  Yet according … Continue reading

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You Should Have Seen It Coming

This morning I received an e-mail from the WaPo, an organization that has done more than most to increase the toxic partisanship in the contemporary United States, express complaints on the part of researchers into Coronavirus models that they did … Continue reading

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Book Review: Passions And Tempers

Passions And Tempers:  A History Of The Humors, by Noga Arikha I was loaned this book by a fellow researcher into matters of creativity, and the book is a fascinating and interesting one that discusses the way that humours were … Continue reading

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Keeping The Night To Be Much Observed While Maintaining Social Distance

During these times of Coronavirus, many governors have ordered that people avoid social gatherings of more than ten people.  Oregon’s governor, for example, has made the following statement about social gatherings:  “All non-essential social and recreational gatherings of individuals are … Continue reading

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Dispatches From Oregon’s Coronavirus Capital

One of the more odd daily habits I have had recently is to look at the posts that one of the local stations posts regarding Coronavirus cases.  Every day the report from the state regarding the locations of positive tests … Continue reading

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