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My current position on ivermectin #2

My previous comments received a lot of pushback. So I wrote a slightly broader response, copied below: === I hear you all, and thanks for sharing your thoughts. Let me summarise why I’m far more cautious than most with such things. First and foremost, we must not forget that we are talking about a pandemic […]
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The daughter of an unvaccinated man who died of COVID-19 says Tucker Carlson and misinformation 'played a role' in his vaccine hesitancy

Katie and Evan Lane speaking to CNN's "New Day." CNN The daughter of an unvaccinated man who died of COVID-19 spoke to CNN about her father. Katie Lane said her father "watched some Tucker Carlson videos on YouTube" concerning vaccines. She said her 45-year-old father wasn't opposed to all vaccines, but was influenced by misinformation. See more stories on Insider's business page. The daughter of an unvaccinated man who died of COVID-19 told CNN's "New Day" on Monday sh...
Tags: Death, Science, News, Trends, Cnn, Fox News, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Facetime, Tucker Carlson, Katie, Evan, John Berman, Carlson, Katie Lane


NASA plans to spend up to $400 million on commercial space stations. It's evaluating about a dozen proposals from companies.

The International Space Station, photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking, October 4, 2018. NASA/Roscosmos NASA plans to award up to $400 million to companies that want to build private space stations. From about a dozen proposals, NASA aims to pick two to four by the end of the year, CNBC reported. NASA hopes to be one of many customers on these private stations after the International Space Station retires. See more stories on Insider's busin...
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Hawking: Can You Hear Me? review – a startling, harrowing look at Stephen’s secret life

This intimate portrait of genius physicist Stephen Hawking shows the true toll of his physical decline on his family, via revealing interviews with his first wife and childrenThe brief history of Stephen Hawking is one we all know. Diagnosed at the age of 21 with motor neurone disease and given three years to live, he went on to marry his sweetheart Jane, have three children and become – despite increasingly severe disability and many health crises – a groundbreaking physicist and cosmologist. H...
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Period changes after COVID-19 vaccines were reported 27,000 times in 9 months, but experts say you should still get a shot

A person is given a COVID-19 vaccine by UK NHS staff during the first day of the Cornwall Pride LGBTQ+ festival on August 27, 2021 in Newquay, England. Hugh Hastings/Getty Images The UK's medicines regulatory agency got 27,199 reports of menstrual-cycle changes after COVID-19 shots. An OB-GYN said pandemic-related stress could have caused some of these changes. People trying to get pregnant should get vaccinated or risk getting "seriously ill," another doctor said. See more stories on ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Trends, NHS, Healthcare, Vaccine, Period, British Medical Journal, University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London, OB GYN, Maybin, Royal College of Obstetricians, MHRA


The fall equinox is on Wednesday. A simple animation shows what equinoxes are and why they mark the change of season.

An illustration of earth during an equinox. Shayanne Gal/Business Insider The fall equinox happens at 3:21 p.m. ET on Wednesday. During an equinox, both halves of the Earth experience an equal 12 hours of sunlight and darkness. A planetary scientist created an animation that shows how the planet's tilt creates equinoxes. See more stories on Insider's business page. The fall equinox comes this Wednesday at 3:21 p.m. ET.The day heralds the start of autumn in the northern hemisphere, ...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Equinox, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Donoghue, Solstice, James O Donoghue, Shayanne Gal, BI Graphics, Aylin Woodward Morgan McFall Johnsen, James O Donoghue Earth


Too much of a good home is bad for panda mating, say scientists

Success of species tails off if more than 80% of an area is ideal habitat, in line with Goldilocks principleWhen it comes to creating the ideal habitat for giant pandas to settle down, it seems experts could do worse than heed the tale of the three bears.Researchers have found there is a sweet spot when it comes to aiding gene flow of the animals: it is greatest when 80% of an area is considered an ideal environment for the bears – for example, containing bamboo forests. After that point, models...
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The COVID-19 pandemic caused deaths to outpace births in Alabama for the first time in history

Nurse Jesse Phelps, left, works on a COVID-19 patient as a family member looks on at East Alabama Medical Center in the intensive care unit Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, in Opelika, Ala. Julie Bennett/AP Photo The death rate in Alabama surpassed the birth rate for the first time last year, the state's top doctor said. The state recorded its highest death toll of all time, according to records dating back to 1900. A study conducted at the University of New Hampshire found 50 US states last y...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Alabama, Trends, Healthcare, HARRIS, University of New Hampshire, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, East Alabama Medical Center, Scott Harris, OPELIKA Ala, National Vital Statistics System, Julie Bennett, Connor Perrett


A doctor from Oregon who said mask-wearing could lead to carbon-dioxide poisoning got his medical license revoked

AP Photo/John Minchillo The Oregon Medical Board has revoked the license of a doctor who refused to wear a mask. Steven Arthur LaTulippe ran a family clinic and was found to give false info about mask-wearing. He told the board he would continue to refuse to follow COVID-19 guidelines like wearing masks. See more stories on Insider's business page. An Oregon doctor who falsely described carbon-dioxide poisoning as a risk of wearing face masks has had his license revoked.As of Septemb...
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My current position on ivermectin

I responded to someone by email. Copy below: Below, I’m sharing a REAL prescription in India for Ivermectin. I had another one (more formal) which I can’t readily locate – but I understand no one gives ivermectin 12 mg for more than 3 days consecutively. At this dosage it seems to be harmless – from […]
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My current position on ivermectin #1

I responded to someone by email. Copy below: Below, I’m sharing a REAL prescription in India for Ivermectin. I had another one (more formal) which I can’t readily locate – but I understand no one gives ivermectin 12 mg for more than 3 days consecutively. At this dosage it seems to be harmless – from […]
Tags: Travel, Science, India, Current Affairs


Fauci says Americans should stay away from COVID-19 booster shots until they're eligible

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House Medical Advisor. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Dr. Fauci says that people should not get booster shots until they are eligible. Some people have been seeking the third shot before the official sign-off. The Biden administration had planned to roll out boosters this week, but failed to get CDC and FDA backing. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci has advised people against getting COVID-19 booster shots before they are officiall...
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Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and likely to work in younger children, and it's planning to ask for permission to use it in kids as young as 5

A group of kids elbow-bumping their tennis instructor after practice. Marko Geber/Getty Images Pfizer said its coronavirus vaccine is safe and likely to be effective in younger children. The pharmaceutical giant plans to soon apply for an expanded OK that includes 5- to 11-year-olds. The two-dose shot is already OK'd for people 12 years and older. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine was safe and generated a promising immune response ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Andrew Dunn, BioNtech, Albert Bourla, Coronavirus, COVID


Gaia review – attack of the killer mushrooms

A terrifying contagion spreads in this chilling South African eco-horror that takes the fun out of fungi The mushroom is having a moment. Its magical qualities and deep connection with the Earth have been explored in numerous recent releases, including Louie Schwarzberg’s Fantastic Fungi. Also journeying into the curious kingdom of the fungus, this psychedelic eco-horror directed by Jaco Bouwer reimagines the mushroom as an environmental avenger that awes and petrifies all at once.Deep in the be...
Tags: Science, Biology, Film, Africa, World news, Earth, Culture, South Africa, Fungi, Horror Films, Gabi, Tsitsikamma, Jaco Bouwer, Gabi Monique Rockman, Barend Carel Nel, Stefan Alex van Dyk



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