Ed Cara
Science writer at Gizmodo and pug aficionado elsewhere
Jan 21

This is fantastic. Being in my forties now, and having a growing list of people I care for impacted/taken by various cancers, I feel wonderfully optimistic about the future every time I read about our increasing understanding of how we can use our own immune systems to rid our bodies of cancer. Also, the Velcro Read more

Jan 19

“I would emphasize the coming inequity of the pandemic, with rates of death, for example, nearly three times higher among African-Americans and Latino persons,” Read more

Jan 16

I appreciate the correction.  I’m not a member of one of the institutions that gets to read the original letter.

Jan 15

After smoking for 40 years, Buproprion (Zyban) relieved me of the craving with no effort on my part. I simply forgot to have my morning cig with coffee one day, and then a few days later skipped the cigarette break dose. It took over a month but the good thing was no withdrawal symptoms from nicotine and no side Read more

Jan 14

More early childhood support and improving our educational system would also go a long way to solving this problem.

Jan 12

I am surprised about the fungal part, simply because of the boiling. I suppose the boiling temperature simply wasn’t maintained long enough to kill the spores.
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Dec 23

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the fact that you have to pay anything out-of-pocket for a necessary medical procedure when you’re already paying for expensive health insurance proves that the health insurance system doesn’t work.

Dec 11

For additional context, 330k is roughly the entire population of Iceland. 3k deaths per day is an entire small town every other day. 

Dec 9

“In 29 of the 33 patients studied, evidence of previous or current Bartonella infection was found, with tests finding antibodies to the bacteria or direct traces of the bacteria in their system. Twenty-four of these patients also had skin lesions linked to Bartonella infection that developed at around the same time Read more

Dec 8

Spiked 104F after the same vaccine earlier this year, in May. Had to get Covid Tested just to be sure. It was a terrible weekend. Read more

Dec 7

In the same vein you wouldn’t say someone “is bipolar”. It’s not their entire identity. They’re not “homeless people” or “the homeless”, they’re people who are experiencing homelessness. It’s about acknowledging their humanity, seeing them as people, and giving them that small amount of dignity and respect. You most Read more

Dec 7

Added the podcast to my queue, thank you! And I’ll definitely take that optimism to heart. Honestly I hadn’t even realized there were previous mRNA vaccine candidates until reading your comment. Most of the blurbs I’ve read haven’t gone beyond saying this will be the first mRNA vaccine or that it’s groundbreaking Read more

Dec 4

Just hook it to my veins. I wish I could get on a waiting list for when it’s available to the “normal” public (I’m 48, my wife is 33, I have a 19 year old and 3 year old). Sounds like we’ll be waiting until May/June/July before my family can get one. I was hoping I’d have it in time so we could do a Memorial Day Read more

Dec 4

I am a big fan of science and I’m ready to get back to a semi-normal life. These vaccines check both those boxes. So I would say I’m feeling just fine about them, just more depressed that in reality I won’t be able to get it until mid-summer (unless some miracle happens with production).

When I do get it, I’m going Read more