COVID-19

COVID framework: How does this thing end?

I tried to explain to my 5-year-old son where we currently stand in this pandemic. His questions are the ones that truly matter right now.

COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 and the host response: psychological stress

I’ve been thinking a lot about the role of psychological stress and how it relates to our response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Understanding science

The importance of red teams

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool.” —Richard Feynman

COVID-19

COVID-19: What’s wrong with the models?

Originally written as an internal memo on April 15, 2020; updated and shared publicly on April 20

COVID-19

How to interpret screening tests: video, spreadsheet, and primer

An overview of how to interpret screening tests for COVID-19 (and diagnostic testing & screening in general).

Understanding science

Multiple problems with a study linking proximity to major roads to dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and MS

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” —Wayne Gretzky

Nutritional biochemistry

The red meat and plant-based recommendation wars

Does reducing meat consumption improve health?

Mental models

The pleasure of finding things out

Why do those last few “O”s in a bowl of Cheerios tend to clump together in the middle of the bowl or around the edges?

Diseases

Alzheimer’s disease and glucose metabolism

“In Alzheimer’s Research, Glucose Metabolism Moves to Center Stage.”

Mental models

The killer(s) on the road: reducing your risk of automotive death

How, where, and why do most people die behind the wheel of an automobile? Is there anything we can do to prevent deaths on the road?

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