The Washington Post headline this morning was “Chaotic Minneapolis protests spread amid emotional calls for justice, peace”, and it’s illustrated with this photo:
I ask, where’s the chaos? I see a small group of calm people standing victorious before the ruins of a criminal enterprise.
Source: Justice only looks like chaos to the unjust
Dr. Novella takes a look at the efficacy of face masks.
Source: Do Facemasks Work? | NeuroLogica Blog
An Arizona man has died and his wife is in a critical condition after both ingested chloroquine phosphate in an apparent effort to stave off Covid-19.
President Donald Trump has touted the medication form of chloroquine as a possible treatment for the virus.
Shortly after ingestion, the couple fell ill, said Arizona-based hospital system Banner Health. The couple were both in their 60s. The woman told NBC News she had seen a televised briefing in which Mr Trump discussed the potential benefits of chloroquine as a treatment Covid-19.
“We saw his press conference. It was on a lot, actually,” she said. “Trump kept saying it was basically pretty much a cure.” “We were afraid of getting sick,” she told NBC.
They mixed a small amount of the substance with liquid to drink. Within 20 minutes, both fell ill. “I started vomiting,” she said. “My husband started developing respiratory problems.” Her husband could not be revived in hospital and she remains in critical care.
Source: Coronavirus: Man dies taking fish tank cleaner as virus drug – BBC News
In a stunning victory for nonprofits and NGOs around the world working in the public interest, ICANN today roundly rejected Ethos Capital’s plan to transform the .ORG domain registry into a heavily indebted for-profit entity.
Source: Victory! ICANN Rejects .ORG Sale to Private Equity Firm Ethos Capital | Electronic Frontier Foundation
As I’ve pointed out before, the entire saga shows that, when push comes to shove and a crisis hits, physicians’ dedication to science- and evidence-based medicine is disturbingly weak. So it came as no surprise (to me, at least) when the FDA issued a warning on Friday about chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine:
“The Food and Drug Administration warned consumers Friday against taking malaria drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19 outside a hospital or formal clinical trial setting after deaths and poisonings were reported. …”
Read the rest here: Hydroxychloroquine and the price of abandoning of science- and evidence-based medicine – Science-Based Medicine
One thing is very clear, Dr. Didier Raoult, and David L Brown M.D. should have their licenses to practice medicine revoked, like what happened to former doctor Andrew Wakefield.
An excellent article on my favorite part of the world, the Blackstone River Valley, and its National Historical Park is in the May/June issue of Harvard Magazine.
Tracing America’s industrial roots in the Blackstone River Valley
by NELL PORTER BROWN
Blackstone River Valley sights and activities | Harvard Magazine
Republicans don’t need to vote in the Wisconsin primary election, Trump is the nominee. Their actions to prevent a delay clearly show they want only Democrats to be forced to go congregate in large crowds. The very active voters in the population are mostly in the highest risk group for death in this pandemic. Therefore the Wisconsin Republicans are clearly hoping to kill many Wisconsin Democrats.
The Supreme Court, in an unsigned opinion from which the four liberal justices dissented, reasoned that extending the date by which Wisconsin voters could mail absentee ballots “fundamentally alters the nature of the election.”
Source: Wisconsin: Supreme Court halts absentee ballot deadline extension