COVID-19 vaccines are here!

....Well that is if you are up for home brew vaccines out of either Russia or Harvard Professor George Church's lab. They have only been tested on Putin's daughter and some scientists, respectively. Two days ago Vladimir Putin announced to the world that he had the first registered COVID-19 vaccine. He is tauntingly calling the [...]

Dr. Glorioso guest lectures Boston University’s Medical Ethics Course: COVID-19 and Utilitarianism.

The below link is the full video recording of a class that Brian Moen (Philosophy PhD student at B.U. and friend) and I recorded for the undergraduate medical ethics class he is teaching at Boston University this Summer. https://bostonu.zoom.us/rec/play/u8cqI7qqqmg3E9aT5QSDBvZ7W424fK2s2nAf-fdbxR63WnMBOlCnYbtAarba3ERAyfTCHawYYfNYLpc5?startTime=1596819221000&_x_zm_rtaid=u9ttR53XRrGqhEAWOR3xSA.1597945331122.5cc242a312d02acbdb73b903f323dbdb&_x_zm_rhtaid=527 This was really a lot of fun! We create a framework for choosing the best strategy [...]

How I entered the matrix through the red and blue #fakesciencenews and came out purple.

I have been a life long Democrat with almost 100% alignment with liberal party views. But there has always been a little suspicious voice in my head that has said- how can you totally believe one side of things? There must be some validity to the other side. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, a strange thing happened. I re-engaged with politics with a whole new pair of eyes. For the first time, I was seeing both sides of the political debate and understanding some of why people were feeling the way they do on the right. Underlying all of this, was a single sentiment actually. We don't trust what is being told to us by the media, doctors, and the government because it doesn't add up. And that, I agree with.

How this ends.

Ok so this is not at all agreed upon. The CDC has twenty-one different models forecasting cases and deaths. Those forecasts are only shown on the CDC website to predict what will happen for about the next two weeks- until September 12th. The models are from various universities and teams- MIT has two models, Harvard [...]

Hydroxychloroquine? Nah, says NEJM.

  Officially, (if you needed official confirmation), as published in the highly regarded medical journal, NEJM, a study finds hydroxychloroquine is completely ineffective in treating COVID. In fact, it could be harmful- some people taking the drug have more heart and liver problems. “Among patients hospitalized with mild-to-moderate Covid-19, the use of hydroxychloroquine, alone or [...]

The cruel and dangerous b.s. of this -“only 6% of COVID deaths are from COVID” – conspiracy theory.

The most common false thing that I am hearing from the right these days is that most COVID deaths are not actually from COVID but from other causes. https://www.nbc12.com/2020/08/31/false-covid-claim-retweeted-by-trump-removed-twitter/ This is at best a misconception, and at worst genocidal COVID denialism. Let me explain. The origin of this conspiracy theory, as I am beginning to [...]

The five biggest lies about COVID-19 spread by the media. How the #fakesciencenews on both the right and the left is killing Americans.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, I have noticed the incredible misinformation being spread in the lay news. From the New York Times, to CNN, to Fox News, to Donald Trump himself- GIANT, OBVIOUS, LIES and ERRORS have been spread to the public. From Masks don't work, to Hydroxychloroquine is an effective drug, to COVID-19 [...]