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Michael Shaw
DC metro: Fairfax County, VA
Interests: Music, movies, human behavior, fitness (mental, physical, spiritual), true health care--not "disease care" which sadly is the current model
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This HND piece examines specific infection control procedures that are used in areas exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. While the term "infection control" is most often applied to healthcare facilities, any time we don a mask or maintain social distancing,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Shaw's Eco-Logic
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This HND piece examines the paradox whereby California has the most COVID-19 cases, along with the tightest lockdown rules. Moreover, on a per capita basis, California's active cases are about 30 percent higher than that of Florida, which has virtually... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2021 at Shaw's Eco-Logic
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This HND piece first takes a look back at 2020, and then offers some speculation on what 2021 will bring. Among other things, we focus on feckless and incompetent leaders, both in public health and at the administrative level. That... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2021 at Shaw's Eco-Logic
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This HND piece examines the wish list put forth by Bauchner, the editor in chief of JAMA. We try to be kind, but the virtue signaling and platitudes are too much to ignore. He does come up with one good... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2020 at Shaw's Eco-Logic
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This HND piece takes a look as to how science does not matter in the least to many of our dictatorial leaders, in the wake of COVID-19. New York State's own contact tracing data names restaurants as a location with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2020 at Shaw's Eco-Logic
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This HND piece takes a look at the rising number of cases, and recaps how we think that the virus is spread. thus, the old controversy of airborne versus droplets is reopened. Regarding masks, the consensus is that they help... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2020 at Shaw's Eco-Logic
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This HND piece critiques the notion that COVID-19, all by itself, is causing private medical practices to close. Anyone who has studied healthcare since the advent of Medicare, knows quite well that factors have been in play for more than... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2020 at Shaw's Eco-Logic
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This HND piece examines the upcoming post-Thanksgiving holiday travel outlook. As you might expect, air travel is down by quite a bit, but people seem to be doing plenty of car trips. Still, the overall amount of travel is down... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2020 at Shaw's Eco-Logic
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This week's HND piece features some new information on everyone's least favorite subject: COVID-19. We touch on how more aggressive measures, including curfews are being proposed, and the purposeful conflation of positive tests with "cases" of the actual acute disease.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2020 at Shaw's Eco-Logic
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This HND piece presents several new findings on COVID-19, including the retraction of a big mask study; the Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine; the Vitamin D connection; and melatonin as a possible therapy. While the authorities seem to be trying to scare us... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2020 at Shaw's Eco-Logic
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This HND piece looks at the latest in recommendations on such matters as social distancing, mask use, holiday gatherings and holiday travel. CDC guidelines are presented, but the agency defers to the states, and these vary widely. We also touch... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2020 at Shaw's Eco-Logic
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This HND piece examines the murky world of Drug Scheduling. While many abuses and inconsistencies could be discussed, we focus on the insane treatment of cannabis—presently part of the dreaded Schedule I. Bear in mind that to be in Schedule... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2020 at Shaw's Eco-Logic
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This HND piece discusses the recent discovery—by a team located in the Netherlands—of two never-before-seen salivary glands. Although the intent was to do PSMA PET/CT scans of prostate cancer patients, these glands unexpectedly appeared. If this discovery holds up—and it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2020 at Shaw's Eco-Logic
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This HND piece examines the unseen...the hidden victims of SARS-CoV-19. We're talking about all those schoolchildren forced into an ill-conceived absurd-on-its-face experiment in so-called "Distance Learning." Even if this madness worked in teaching the kids—which it clearly doesn't—there's still the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2020 at Shaw's Eco-Logic
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This HND piece examines the latest research on the efficacy of masks, as a protective measure against SARS-CoV-2. Some interesting observational studies are discussed, including a "before and after" situation at Mass General Brigham. This is about as close to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2020 at Shaw's Eco-Logic
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In this HND piece, we take a break from COVID-19 coverage to look at the latest on type 2 diabetes. We start with two so-called landmark studies, and then get into more recent developments. There's the relationship between the use... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2020 at Shaw's Eco-Logic
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This HND piece examines a few current facets of the ongoing crisis. We look at the overkill response, including the ridiculous manhandling of a woman outside watching her son's football game. Even when the disease leaves us, will the autocrats... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2020 at Shaw's Eco-Logic
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This HND piece journeys away from the technical and political aspects of COVID-19, and offers some practical suggestions on how to achieve some peace of mind in the midst of the crisis. We draw on several sources, and even reference... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2020 at Shaw's Eco-Logic
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This HND piece examines a few more failures of the public health "experts," who are guiding us (and not very well) through the novel coronavirus pandemic. We first discuss the scandal involving the hypersensitivity of the most-used screening test. Because... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2020 at Shaw's Eco-Logic
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This HND piece examines the emerging field of mixed methods research, which strives to combine the best of quantitative and qualitative research approaches. Beginning in the social sciences, over the past few years, it has also moved into the health... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2020 at Shaw's Eco-Logic
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This HND piece discusses some alternative viewpoints regarding COVID-19. This movement started back in April, when the first data came out, suggesting that the lockdowns were a waste. They were then followed by plenty of anecdotal reports on the successful... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2020 at Shaw's Eco-Logic
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This HND piece connects the dots between SARS-like illnesses that popped-up in China in 2005 and 2012—both related to bat caves—and striking similarities in the virus isolated to today's SARS-CoV-2. Interestingly, China's "bat woman" Shi Zhengli is involved all the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2020 at Shaw's Eco-Logic
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This HND piece gives you the origin story of SARS-CoV-2, the notorious virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. As it happens, the definitive saga is presented in a new book from an impeccable Italian researcher, and boy, does it name... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2020 at Shaw's Eco-Logic
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This HND piece argues that there is another pandemic besides COVID, and this one is affecting a whole lot more people. In fact, it could be affecting 20-30 percent of Americans. This forgotten pandemic consists of a variety of unrecognized,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2020 at Shaw's Eco-Logic
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This HND piece takes a hard look at how the information mandarin class is actively censoring anything on COVID-19 they don't agree with. And, they don't care about the credentials of those they censor. But then, they also don't care... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2020 at Shaw's Eco-Logic