Category: Corona Special

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The Power of Human Collaboration and Innovation During and After a Crisis-Nicholas Christakis

An optimist whose research reveals time and again how human resilience and goodness prevail, even in the worst of times, Christakis emphasizes that throughout evolution, humans have acquired incredible skills to learn from each other – a sign of hope that we will win the fight against COVID-19...

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Virus: Vaccinations, the CDC and the Hijacking of America’s Response to the Pandemic | Nina Burleigh(Presented by Center for Inquiry)

A few months before the virus slammed the world, global public health experts declared the United States the most prepared for a possible pandemic. Instead, the world watched as the disease killed half a million and counting, and brought the nation to its knees. A stunned nation has...

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Mental Immunity: Infectious Ideas, Mind-Parasites, and a Better Way to Think-Andy Norman

Philosopher Andy Norman answers the important questions impacting the world today. Why are ideologies poisoning public discourse? Why is extremism on the rise? How did we get here? What can we do about all of it? It turns out some influential assumptions are suppressing our culture’s “immune response”...

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A journey through Vaccine education during a global pandemic- Skeptical Inquirer

Dr. Sankar is the Science Advisor for ScienceUpFirst, a national anti-misinformation campaign in Canada that aims to combat misinformation around COVID-19. She is also the Science Communication lead for COVID-19 resources Canada, leading a COVID-19 discussion initiative. Dr. Sankar is passionate about countering misinformation and has been dispelling...

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Vaccines: A Measured Response:science behind the anti-vaccine movement!!

What is the science behind the anti-vaccine movement, and is it any good? Let’s find out! The Covid19 pandemic has brought the discussion about vaccine safety back into the headlines. And yet, despite media making it seem like a controversial issue debated over the last century, it’s not....

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The SARS-CoV-2 vaccine could end the pandemic-

Deciding between a vaccine and…an infection? A handy comparison of COVID-19 vaccines compared to COVID-19 infections. Evidence that has emerged on the Pfizer-BioNTech and also the Moderna vaccine give us good reason to be cautiously optimistic, perhaps for the first time in this pandemic. The fact that both...

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Science based medicine-Need of the hour

Science-Based Medicine is dedicated to evaluating medical treatments and products of interest to the public in a scientific light, and promoting the highest standards and traditions of science in health care. Online information about alternative medicine is overwhelmingly credulous and uncritical, and even mainstream media and some medical...

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The origin of SARS-CoV-2, revisited-Quest special

Since early in the pandemic, scientists have overwhelmingly concluded that the evidence makes a natural origin for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, a far more likely explanation for the pandemic than a laboratory origin. Over the last three weeks or so, however, there has been considerable chatter...