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Are US flu death figures more PR than science?

From the British Medical Journal, Dec. 10, 2005: US data on influenza deaths are a mess. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) acknowledges a difference between flu death and flu associated death yet uses the terms interchangeably. Additionally, … Continue reading

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Why can’t conservatives boycott? (4-6-21)

00:00 Why can’t conservatives mount effective boycotts? 03:00 What I Wouldn’t Give for a Shave That Isn’t Woke, https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-i-wouldnt-give-for-a-shave-that-isnt-woke-11617567413?mod=opinion_lead_pos6 09:00 Georgia becomes a proving ground for sports boycotts, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/04/06/georgia-becomes-proving-ground-sports-boycotts/ 11:00 Why half-hearted conservative boycotts rarely take root, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/04/06/why-half-hearted-conservative-boycotts-rarely-take-root/ 21:00 The … Continue reading

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Don’t Believe Everything You Read About Flu Deaths

Lawrence Solomon writes in 2014: Flu results in “about 250,000 to 500,000 yearly deaths” worldwide, Wikipedia tells us. “The typical estimate is 36,000 [deaths] a year in the United States,” reports NBC, citing the Centers for Disease Control. “Somewhere between … Continue reading

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