Category Archives: Corona Virus

‘Of pathogens and party lines: Social conservatism positively associates with COVID-19 precautions among U.S. Democrats but not Republicans’

Here’s a summary of a June 29, 2021 study: Social liberals tend to be less pathogen-avoidant than social conservatives, a pattern consistent with a model wherein ideological differences stem from differences in threat reactivity. Here we investigate if and how … Continue reading

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Risk perception, illusory superiority, and personal responsibility during COVID-19: An experimental study of attitudes to staying home

Here are some highlights from this new academic paper: * there are prominent examples where communications regarding desired behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic largely fall into one of two classes: imperative messaging, and communication that invites personal responsibility and reasoning … Continue reading

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Could Omicron be like cowpox? (12-4-21)

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Like Many Right-Wing Pundits, Dennis Prager Has Been Consistently Awful With Regard To Covid

I wonder how many people died as a result? If everyone had acted with regard to covid as Dennis Prager acted, we could have had millions of more deaths. In the Spring of 2020, Dennis had Covid minimalist Michael Fumento … Continue reading

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The Fall Of Howard Stern, The New Abortion Wars, Afghanistan, Australia’s Covid Lockdown (9-23-21)

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