Imperial Wealth

“The world’s richest countries have received 86% of vaccines administered so far. Only 0.1% of doses have been administered in low-income countries. The disparity, experts say, lies in how and when deals for doses were struck with drug companies.” - Greta Thunberg on Twitter from the New York Times And from “Your Local Epidemiologist”, and …

The Hope and The Reality

This post is about the hope expressed by Christians for a “happy and religious” Easter, and of course, it’s actual reality. First, The Hope from your “Friendly Neighborhood Epidemiologist” *From “Friendly Neighbor Epidemiologist (Dr. Emily Smith)” “I’m not going to make this post data-heavy. I just want to make an appeal to church leaders and …

“Tribes call on Biden, Congress to remove Snake River dams”

The Wealth of Matik: Lou-ann Ika’wega Neel, Kwakwaka’wakw Nation, 2014. “SEATTLE (AP) — A coalition of Northwest tribal leaders calling on President Joe Biden and Congress on Thursday to remove four massive dams on the Snake River to help restore salmon runs. “Congress and the president must act boldly and urgently to remove the lower …

“Long COVID: vaccines’ impact and prevalence among (initially) asymptomatic”

From an email sent by "Your Local Epidemiologist" by Katelyn Jetelina "Long COVID is one of the least understood parts of the pandemic. "Scientific studies have estimated between 10-30% have long COVID19, especially among those initially hospitalized for the disease (studies are here, here, and here). But there are two really important, unanswered questions: If you already have long …

“Pfizer, Moderna vaccines 90% effective in preventing coronavirus infections in U.S. study of essential workers, CDC”

Lena H. Sun The Washington Post 29MAR21 “The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines being deployed to fight the coronavirus pandemic are robustly effective in preventing infections in real-life conditions, according to a federal study released Monday that provides reassurance of protection for front-line workers in the United States. “In a study of about 4,000 health-care personnel, …