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  • Why Males May Have a Worse Response to COVID-19

    Why Males May Have a Worse Response to COVID-190

    If you ask most women about how their male relatives, partners and friends respond to being sick, they’ll often tell you with an accompanying eye roll, “He’s such a baby.” “He’s extra whiny.” Or “he exaggerates so much.” But there may be a biological explanation for this behavior. Dubbed the “man flu,” this phenomenon has

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  • Why So Much Science is Wrong, False, Puffed, or Misleading

    Why So Much Science is Wrong, False, Puffed, or Misleading0

    In a year where scientists seemed to have gotten everything wrong, a book attempting to explain why is bizarrely relevant. Of course, science was in deep trouble long before the pandemic began and Stuart Ritchie’s excellent Science Fictions: How Fraud, Bias, Negligence, and Hype Undermine the Search for Truth had been long in the making.

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  • Finding COVID-19’s True Fatality Rate

    Finding COVID-19’s True Fatality Rate0

    Early reports from January painted a grim picture about just how deadly the coronavirus was. Initially, the World Health Organization estimated that the percentage of infected individuals who die from COVID-19 was 3.4 percent. That statistic is called the infection fatality rate (IFR) – or colloquially, the death rate – and means that for every

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  • Three States Account for 42 Percent of U.S. COVID Deaths

    Three States Account for 42 Percent of U.S. COVID Deaths0

    In a recent article in The Atlantic, Thomas Chatterton Williams decried America’s handling of the coronavirus. The words “utter disaster” are used, and Williams, an expatriate, contrasts America’s response to that of France, where he currently lives. “As Donald Trump’s America continues to shatter records for daily infections, France, like most other developed nations and

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  • How to Discover the Real Number of U.S. COVID Cases

    How to Discover the Real Number of U.S. COVID Cases0

    Consider these two questions: What percentage of Americans are, or have been, infected with the coronavirus? And, what is the probability of dying from the virus if you catch it? One of the most unsettling aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is that these two fundamental rates – the coronavirus infection rate and the case fatality

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  • A Critical Look at Treating Gender Dysphoria

    A Critical Look at Treating Gender Dysphoria0

    Extreme medical treatment for children with gender dysphoria is not just a problem in the English-speaking world. In Sweden, too, there has been an explosion of gender dysphoria. In 2003 only about ten children were diagnosed; in 2018, there were 500. One of Sweden’s leading experts in child and adolescent psychiatry, Professor Christopher Gillberg, has

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