Scientists know Covid-19 wasn’t created in a lab so ignore the man-made-up stories

Instead of following false claims like hamsters on a wheel, we should focus our efforts on the areas where the next waves of pandemic are likely to emerge by Peter Daszak edited by O Society June 15, 2020 In a recent interview with the Telegraph, the former head of MI6 Sir Richard Dearlove cited an “important” … Continue reading Scientists know Covid-19 wasn’t created in a lab so ignore the man-made-up stories

The Highly Contagious Idea

by Kathleen Wallace edited by O Society April 11, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic laid waste to the notions of American Exceptionalism (other than perhaps an exceptional level of infection) and the unsustainable practice from the last couple of decades that reality is essentially what you force it to be. It’s the magical thinking that if you … Continue reading The Highly Contagious Idea

Chomsky: Ventilator Shortage Exposes the Cruelty of Neoliberal Capitalism

C.J. Polychroniou interviews Noam Chomsky edited by O Society April 2, 2020 COVID-19 takes the world by storm. Hundreds of thousands are infected (possibly many times more than the confirmed cases), the list of dead is growing exponentially longer, and capitalist economies have come to a standstill, with a global recession now virtually inevitable. The … Continue reading Chomsky: Ventilator Shortage Exposes the Cruelty of Neoliberal Capitalism

How Trump Is Going to Get Away With a Pandemic

There are many ways for the Trump administration to cook the books to hide the extent of the coronavirus outbreak—in fact, it already is doing so. by Sonia Shah edited by O Society April 2, 2020 In the early days of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, the Trump administration and right-wing commentators were only too keen … Continue reading How Trump Is Going to Get Away With a Pandemic

COVID-19: America Prepared for the Wrong War

'After All Man’s Defenses Had Failed, Slain By the Humblest Thing Put Upon This Earth’ by Joe Lauria edited by O Society March 25, 2020 In Orson Welles’ radio broadcast of H.G. Wells’ science fiction fantasy, War of the Worlds, all the military spending and preparedness by the United States could not defend the American people … Continue reading COVID-19: America Prepared for the Wrong War

The UK’s coronavirus policy may sound scientific. It isn’t

by Nassim Taleb & Yaneer Bar-Yam edited by O Society March 25, 2020 When, along with applied systems scientist Dr Joe Norman, we first reacted to coronavirus on 25 January with the publication of an academic note urging caution, the virus reportedly infected fewer than 2,000 people worldwide and fewer than 60 people were dead. The … Continue reading The UK’s coronavirus policy may sound scientific. It isn’t

Hello From Italy! I’m Here to Predict Your Future…

If only we could bypass the mediots and go straight to the horse's mouth on coronavirus to get the real deal...  Oh wait a datgummed minute, we can! Just so happens we have one of our O Society people in Italy right now. He lives there with his PhD wife and their three daughters. They're … Continue reading Hello From Italy! I’m Here to Predict Your Future…

“The Coronavirus is a Hoax”

https://youtu.be/G5TZ6fTYrsE "The coronavirus is a hoax... no wait, that's my so-called 'presidency.'" ~ Donald J Trump https://twitter.com/NikkiMcR/status/1239648608095526912 We know a family in our neighborhood who are so stupid, they believed Donald Trump when he said the coronavirus was a hoax, just like they believe all his other bouts of verbal diarrhea. So get this, these … Continue reading “The Coronavirus is a Hoax”

A Global Dr. Frankenstein at Work: the Virus, the Fed, and Inequality

https://youtu.be/04E8Y8nDfRQ by Nomi Prins edited by O Society March 14, 2020 Whether you’re invested in the stock market or not, you’ve likely noticed it’s on a roller coaster lately. The White House and most of the D.C. Beltway crowd tend to equate the performance of the stock market with the broader economy. To Donald Trump’s extreme … Continue reading A Global Dr. Frankenstein at Work: the Virus, the Fed, and Inequality

Cult of Willful Ignorance: Stupidity as a Strategy, Donald Trump, and the Coronavirus Outbreak

by Henry Giroux  edited by O Society Feb 29 - Leap Day - 2020 Trump’s lies, his disparagement of science and scientists, his claim non-political civil servants are part of the deep state out to "get" him, his lack of credibility, his penchant for political opportunism over the needs of the nation, his pathological embrace of … Continue reading Cult of Willful Ignorance: Stupidity as a Strategy, Donald Trump, and the Coronavirus Outbreak