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Conspiracies and herd immunity: let’s review the facts

I was pleased that a recent New York Times op addressed something I’ve recently written about. Farhad Manjoo discusses conspiracy theory with a Harvard scholar. She’s worried about violence, as is almost every friend I’ve spoken to. I’m not, maybe … Continue reading

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How many conspiracy theories can one weary nation take?

Oh but this one is metastasizing conspiracies. To keep my friends who eschew Twitter up on its universe, here are some of the conspiracy theories I’ve picked up re Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide (or “suicide”): Hillary did it. Since she kills … Continue reading

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Anti-vaxxers close their brains to the facts of life

I read today’s Frank Bruni column in the Times, less because of his potent arguments against the anti-vaxxers of our weird world than for his equally potent and disturbing discussion about how so many people ignore the facts of life. … Continue reading

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