Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease

Understanding Is Sketchy, Prevention Largely Guesswork… Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), is the most serious health threat facing seniors. Today’s blog will use the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s interchangeably, because AD accounts for 60 to 80% of all dementia. Dementia … Continue reading

COVID-19 No-Vax Reasons

A Psychological Perspective… No-Vax reasons puzzle everyone I know. We understand misinformation. We understand making decisions that harmonize with friends and family. And we understand saying “no” to vaccines as a protest against many other things that cause us despair … Continue reading

A Magic Shield That Prolongs Life?

Vaccines Reduce All Causes of Death… Yes, we need a magic shield! Coronavirus is evil in its own right: it wants to clog your lungs and kill you. However, it brings many more symptoms with it, such as fever, cough, … Continue reading

COVID-19 National Immunity

Our New Normal… COVID-19 national immunity is beginning to emerge, which will lead the US to a new post-COVID normal. The “lessons learned” in the previous blog provide the necessary ingredients. The path we take will not totally satisfy anyone. However, … Continue reading

COVID-19 Lessons Learned

What’s Lost, What’s Gained… COVID-19 lessons learned are changing our lives and our relationships. Yes, we don’t know all the lessons yet. But let’s snap a panorama of the landscape whizzing by and see what we can begin to discern. … Continue reading

Life After COVID: Signposts to Normal

Life after COVID is becoming clearly visible. That is, after humankind, like Thor, defeats the World Serpent of coronavirus, hopefully without suffering Thor’s subsequent fate. As promised in previous blogs, the media abound with good news about the coronavirus. Therefore, … Continue reading

COVID-19 Immunity Across the US…

Contrary Paths to a Single Goal… COVID-19 immunity across the US is rapidly evolving. As the previous blog showed, US States have adopted quite different strategies. Some are keeping coronavirus controls tight while vaccinating the population as quickly as they … Continue reading

COVID-19 Masks – Puritans vs Rebels…

And the Use and Misuse of Science… COVID-19 masks, good-bye! Life after COVID is calling to all of us! We’re not quite there yet. Puritans and rebels, suggested by this image, are still battling over coronavirus rules. However, rapidly multiplying … Continue reading

COVID-19 Vaccine Prep: Maximize Your Jab!

COVID-19 vaccine prep is today’s topic. This blog addresses the easy decisions you can make for maximum results and minimum annoyance from your “jab.” (This term used by the Brits is so descriptive!) You may have a few questions that … Continue reading

COVID-19 Herd Immunity Delays: Discouraging News?

We’re Not In the Herd Yet… COVID-19 herd immunity delays threaten to frustrate our public efforts to control the coronavirus. The latest science makes our goal look a lot more difficult. Three Paths to COVID-19 Herd Immunity As we discussed … Continue reading

COVID-19 Insights: Useful News and Tips

COVID-19 insights are critically important right now. They give us hope and help show the way forward. And also provide useful tips that may, just may, save annoyance or even lives. Today’s blog is a follow-on from the previous blog … Continue reading

Political Loyalty: How Party Affiliation Shapes Morality

Political Loyalty is today’s topic. It’s the third-in-line conclusion to the preceding blogs on Political Apathy and Political Morality. Our previous blog treated Moral Foundations Theory (MFT), which focuses on personal values. This one takes an opposite view: looking at … Continue reading

Political Morality: The Ethics of the Other Party

Political Morality is the topic of today’s blog. It follows the previous blog about Political Apathy and will lead to another article about Political Loyalty. So this forms the second of a set of three. Sectarianism is usually used to … Continue reading

COVID-19 Forecast & Data Models

The Past, Present & Future of Coronavirus… COVID-19 forecasts try to predict the future. Accurate predictions would help hospitals and emergency rooms plan staffing and order supplies. Even better would be a model that could guide public policy, telling officials … Continue reading