Posts by sarcozona

Don’t go to China

I’m really glad I’ve already been to China because any country that thinks taking hostages is a good way to do diplomacy is one I don’t want to travel in. Canada is caught in the middle of a fight between the US and China. Meng Wanzhou has definitely done jail-worthy stuff, though that has fuck […]

Biden isn’t betraying Black Americans – he’s just doing what he’s always done

President Biden is following a script that once doomed Black voters — and the party they supported — by not going all out to protect voting rights. — Read on www.cnn.com/2021/08/01/politics/voting-rights-blunder-democrats-blake/index.html I know most voters don’t know a ton about the candidates when they vote, but throwing in with Biden as a Black primary voter […]

We could make better choices

Vaccines are thought to be the best available solution for controlling the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. However, the emergence of vaccine-resistant strains may come too rapidly for current vaccine developments to alleviate the health, economic and social consequences of the pandemic. To quantify and characterize the risk of such a scenario, we created a SIR-derived model […]

Good news / bad news

Good news: Covid may help us understand how Alzheimer’s works! Bad news: Covid is making us stupid Scientists have long known that areas of the brain involved with smell and taste also are involved in memory, thinking, planning, and mood, and public health officials are increasingly concerned about the long-term impacts of COVID-19 on brain […]

Student loans are an incredible scam

Universities built palaces and financiers made fortunes in part through a lie: that student loans can’t be discharged in bankruptcy. But a series of court cases is helping unravel the scam — Read on taibbi.substack.com/p/the-trillion-dollar-lie