MARQUETTE — Longtime WLUC-TV6 weatherman Karl Bohnak has announced his departure from the station.
At the start of this Covid event, companies bent over backwards to find ways to allow people to work from home.
In some cases, they found out people were more productive. In other cases the employees where were not productive became glaringly obvious.
Now you know the rest of the story...
One school of thought is that peer reviewed science takes time. Papers will start hitting scientific journals in December/January and their conclusions might not be that comforting.
Sure, some of the papers can be smothered. But they cannot stop papers from being published in India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Russia.
It will only take a whiff of cytokine storms* or sterility or impotence or increased dementia risk to make the vaccine a hard-stop for most people.
It seems likely that the Executive Branch is watching the research and has advance notice of which way the wind is blowing.
...and a treat for those of us who wear tin-foil headgear...
There was a despot who was extremely paranoid. For the sake of yuks, let's say his name is "Saddam"
Saddam was sad because he liked good food but he had a hard time hiring chefs. It was probably because after a week or two Saddam would assume that his chef was about to poison him and have his chef executed.
As you can imagine, Sad's fears were not totally unfounded. There were many people who wanted to see Sad dead. Nevertheless, it made recruiting chefs a challenge.
One day, a country bumpkin volunteered to be Saddam's chef. The bumpkin could cook like a dream and Sad was no longer sad.
On schedule, Sad had the chef called before him. "I am sure you are going to poison me. Do you have any last words before I have you shot?" You see, Sad was a sadist and loved seeing people squirm in abject fear.
The bumpkin stood with a total lack of fear. "You are almost right, sir. I poisoned you with an exotic poison in the very first meal and have been feeding you the antidote ever since."
At last, Saddam found a chef he could relate to and trust. The chef was not executed.
Hat-tip to CoyoteKen for the story about the weatherman.
*Back in the 1980s there was a lot of interest in beefing up vaccines with "adjuvants" that were known to enhance immune responses. One such adjuvant is Levamisole. Interestingly, it is an antihelmetic (worming medicine) like ivermectin.
Human trials were halted very quickly when a very large percentage (like 40%) of healthy volunteers experienced cytokine storms. If memory serves, there were even fatalities involved.
Our immune systems are (usually) finely tuned and in-balance. The challenge needed to prepare an immune system in an older person is different than the challenge needed to optimally prepare the immune system in a younger person.
Said another way, there is a risk that a vaccine hyper-optimized for "the most at risk" will kill healthy young people.