Some thoughts from Tyler Cowen.
We really need to get a better understanding of how our genetics interact with the disease.
[Update a while later]
The benefits of pooled testing.
I don’t understand why they haven’t been doing this. Other than, of course, continued incompetence at the CDC.
An interesting new discovery by LRO:
“If this hypothesis is true, only the first few hundred meters of the moon’s surface possesses little iron and titanium oxides, according to NASA. ‘But below the surface, there’s a steady increase to a rich and unexpected bonanza,’ it said.”
At the Space Settlement Summit last fall in Pasadena, a Canadian mining engineer berated the assembled for lack of seriousness when it comes to lunar resources. “You have no idea what’s under that dust,” he said, “and you won’t until you get up there and start drilling.” I thanked him for the comment, noting that for people who claim to want to develop the solar system, we think really small, likely from hanging out with NASA too much.
How old is he in human years? It turns out that it’s not multiply by seven. It never made a lot of sense to me that it would be a linear relationship. I’d like to see them do cats now.
…comes for pandemic science.
[Update a few minutes later]
Link fixed, sorry.
An interesting anti-aging result in mice. The interesting thing is that it’s already an approved procedure, so it won’t need clinical trials.
…the T-cell story.
This is good news, if true. It could explain why it hasn’t been worse, and probably won’t get worse.
It may be a vascular disease.
That would explain a lot. We’ve been comparing it to the flu, but it’s not a good comparison.
Why they sometimes change their minds and disagree.
Part of the problem here is that “science says” has been used as a political bludgeon for too long, particularly with regard to climate.
A new algorithm may reveal who is susceptible, and for whom vaccines may not be effective. What we’ve been lacking all this time is this kind of knowledge.
Are we headed for a new little ice age? There is no scientific reason to think it won’t happen.
Cheap energy and free markets fuel wealth creation. Fossil fuels are the cheapest form of energy currently, for both electricity and transportation.