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 safe is my region?

           The below interactive map reflects the safety of each Country and each County in the US and will update daily from JHU data. It is based on the number of active cases per 100,000 population. You can zoom or search for your county and there is a pop out legend. [...]

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 [...]

How to prevent an extra 120,000 COVID deaths over Thanksgiving

  It’s almost Thanksgiving and that means that families will be getting together across the nation. Many University students, school children, and parents will be traveling to meet up with other friends and family in different areas of the country. People have been asking me how this will impact COVID-19 numbers and deaths. Well, I [...]

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 [...]

Journalistic spread of COVID-19 misinformation

Real Science founder, Dr. Glorioso, guest lectures Boston University’s Medical Ethics class. She and Philosophy PhD candidate, Brian Moen, discuss how mainstream media sources have cast doubt on COVID-19 vaccine safety. We also discuss school safety, COVID in kids, and superspreading. We theorize and pose research questions about why false information may be spreading. We [...]