My latest piece on COVID: "Vic Berger's American Public Health" patreon.com/posts/57186481 It explores the political economies right, left, and centrist driving our great public health failure. It's a weekend read, but divided into digestible sections well worth the effort.

5:07 PM ยท Oct 15, 2021

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"The specifics of SARS-2 and its origins, treatment, and prevention are puzzles very much worth the enormous attention the world is paying them. If I find myself swiveling to broader themes these days, it's because all that accumulating knowledge appears off-angle on every entry.
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"Too many pins of actionable understanding remain standing rack after rack...
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"It isn't that modernity has nothing to offer. After a slow start and a determined public health campaign, American Indigenous groups are clocking in with some of the highest levels of COVID vaccination in the U.S.
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"But positivism without the whys of mutual kindness, that's a barbarism best abandoned at a standing sprint."
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Along the way I cover: *Both the great successes of the vaccines and their failures *How Bill Gates (and the pharmaceutical sector) purposefully turned global vaccines into a scarcity economy
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*Why liberals insist on punching down on the vaccine-hesitant and the milk crate craze *At the same time, the vaccine skeptics' abuse of the difference between reductions in relative and absolute risk
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*The long devolution of establishment epidemiologists into "imperial droids" or "R1-D2s" *The scam origins (and rural implications) of the ivermectin fad
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*A variety of different approaches to science and land and humanity with which we might unplug ourselves out of the present Vic Berger edit of a trap
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The photo is of the day in May Biden and Harris announced masks were no longer necessary for the vaccinated.
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