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  1. Skipping phase 3 of clinical vaccine trials is a terrible idea

    This is an excerpt from the daily blog of Heather Cox Richardson; it concerns a proposal to go from phase 2 of clinical vaccine trials direct to distribution. The author, a PhD, comments in detail on...
  2. Why one vaccine is already a sure loser, and also a sure winner, in the race...

    Mark Sumner
    July 24, 2020

    RAPS is currently tracking the development of no fewer than 42 potential vaccines for COVID-19, but even that is barely half the number of vaccines...
  3. Re: Peering Into The Secrets Of Phages To See How They Kill Bacterial Superbugs

    The study of phages has always been a complex and tricky road. I'll look forward to follow-ups to this story.
  4. Re: Man Plants Mysterious Seeds Sent From China

    Because the plant has been growing for two months. OK, it's just a plant but no one can predict what consequences will accrue. China did not send out tens of thousands of these seeds on a whim. It...
  5. Re: Quercetin v Viruses (Powerful Anti-Viral Properties Of This Unique Nutrient)

    I take two forms of vitamin C, one in the morning and the other periodically throughout the day, to arrive at a total of at least 4 g/day. The second one contains quercetin.
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    Re: COVID-19 Vaccine Messaging, Part 1

    This is enlightning. I wonder whether the same persuasive messaging tests are employed for all new vaccines prior to deployment.
  7. Re: How Can You Naturally Increase Stomach Acid?

    Grulla, do you do a lot of baking? Bread, cakes, cookies? Because I think what you keep on hand for stomach problems is baking soda, a whole different animal.
  8. Demand Immediate Global Ban on Gain-of-Function ‘Biomedical’ & ‘Biodefense’ Researc

    Organic Consumers Association
    July 31, 2020

    As the global COVID-19 death toll mounts, the debates rage on. Masks, or no masks? This drug, or that one? Send kids to school, or keep them home? ...
  9. Magnesium-Rich Foods and Why You Need Them

    What I like about this article is the read-at-a-glance chart of foods high in magnesium

    Dr. Diane Fulton
    July 23rd 2020

    You may have a low level of magnesium in your diet that is preventing...
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    Re: Does Sugar Make Kids Hyper?

    I am prepared to debate this assertion. Back before we lost our big house to fire, we used to take in foster children. At one time we had siblings, an eight-year-old girl and her six-year-old...
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    Re: Metformin V Berberine For Diabetes

    This article repeats my own history, with which you are already familiar. To the newbies, I brought my A1c from 8.9 down to 4.6 without medications, simply by eliminating grains and sugars from my...
  12. Re: Fact Check: 'Plandemic' Conspiracy Video

    OK, I'll come back to it when I have the time. You would think the quarantining would give me all the free time in the world. But the garden was planned to feed three pigs as well as me this year,...
  13. Re: Agriculture Officials Warn Unsolicited Seeds Mailed From China To Various States

    Yes, the Mediterranean fruit fly is here too.
  14. Re: Some Vaccine Makers Say They Plan To Profit From Corona Virus Vaccine

    Another instance of feeling angry and helpless.
  15. Re: Fact Check: 'Plandemic' Conspiracy Video

    That Plandemic video has been debunked so frequently by so many that I seriously doubt its accuracy. You may have a hard time even finding it online, in which case contact me because I downloaded it...
  16. Re: How Can You Naturally Increase Stomach Acid?

    I often see a recommendation for a tablespoon of ACV in a glass of water prior to a meal to increase stomach acid. That advice is not included here, which makes me wonder whether it actually works....
  17. Re: Some Vaccine Makers Say They Plan To Profit From Corona Virus Vaccine

    Support for Maurya!
  18. Re: Agriculture Officials Warn Unsolicited Seeds Mailed From China To Various States

    No no, of course not. I was just using the fish and the vine as examples of invasive species that originated in China and somehow made their way to the US. I think another one is the longhorn beetle...
  19. Re: A Desk-Based Job May Lower The Risk For Cognitive Decline

    No, Julie, I never saw the film. However, despite the hardships and challenges of living the life of pioneers with no modern conveniences, not even indoor plumbing, there is a great deal to be said...
  20. Re: A Desk-Based Job May Lower The Risk For Cognitive Decline

    But I can't help but wonder, unhealthy in what way? Was he a smoker? A heavy drinker? Did he live on a diet of Crisco and margarine and other trans fats? How about sugar intake? There are so many...
  21. Re: Which Is Better: Coconut Oil Or Olive Oil For Heart Health? Evoo Wins

    Adele Davis was a great nutrition pioneer in the 50s. I got my start reading one of her early books, Let's Eat Right to Keep Fit. That said, some of her ideas seem a bit outré to us today. But Grulla...
  22. Re: Low Plasma Vitamin D Level Associated wiht Increased Risk Of Covid-19 Infection

    Seems like everyone to know this by now, wouldn't you think? And yet upon examination, the majority of Americans are deficient and it's even worse the farther north you go in the British Isles and...
  23. Re: Which Is Better: Coconut Oil Or Olive Oil For Heart Health? Evoo Wins

    Scilover, I suggest you brush up on some of our articles on cholesterol. The short answer: unless you and your family suffer from hypercholesterolemia, there is no such thing as too much cholesterol....
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    Re: Who Is Bill Gates?

    Scilover, did you read the article? There's a degree of concern about how heavily invested he is in areas outside of his appropriate interests, so to speak... For instance, a man with no medical...
  25. Re: A Desk-Based Job May Lower The Risk For Cognitive Decline

    We were having a conversation at yesterday's book club about the size of our ancestors compared to today's averages. Thoreau was putting three men in a canoe and calculating the total mass, which...
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