Large, delayed outbreaks of endemic diseases possible following COVID-19 controls 

Measures such as mask wearing and social distancing that are key to reducing coronavirus infection have also greatly reduced the incidence of other diseases, such as influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). But researchers report that current reductions in these common respiratory infections, however, may increase people’s susceptibility to these diseases, resulting in large future outbreaks when they begin circulating again.

Source: Large, delayed outbreaks of endemic diseases possible following COVID-19 controls — ScienceDaily

Another email exchange, the eonic effect: free will issue, art in clusters, super hi tech of the future? – 1848+: The End(s) of History

I am having an email exchange (a short selection below) with a student of the eonic effect. I am fortunate for such intelligent interest: the broad range of responses is little but blank stares. In…

Source: Another email exchange, the eonic effect: free will issue, art in clusters, super hi tech of the future? – 1848+: The End(s) of History

An email exchange over the eonic effect: is human civilization a failure in cosmic terms? – 1848+: The End(s) of History

I am not a prophet of doom, but the eonic effect and its history require a close look at the apparent failures of civilization. I recommend a study of the whole model and its associated literature/…

Source: An email exchange over the eonic effect: is human civilization a failure in cosmic terms? – 1848+: The End(s) of History

Exchange with AC: watching eonic effect while in motion? Israelites and their cargo cult of the eonic effect – The Gurdjieff Con – 1848+: The End(s) of History

Re: Sv: Sv: World History and the Eonic Effect From: Nemonemini To: t; Date: Sat, Sep 19, 2020 11:26 am You surprise me, you have a good question. The final answer has to be, I don&a…

Source: Exchange with AC: watching eonic effect while in motion? Israelites and their cargo cult of the eonic effect – The Gurdjieff Con – 1848+: The End(s) of History

Driver of the largest mass extinction in the history of the Earth identified | EurekAlert! Science News

252 million years ago, at the transition from the Permian to the Triassic epoch, most of the life forms existing on Earth became extinct. Using latest analytical methods and detailed model calculations, scientists from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, in cooperation with the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences and international partners, have now succeeded for the first time to provide a conclusive reconstruction of the geochemical processes that led to this unprecedented biotic crisis.

Source: Driver of the largest mass extinction in the history of the Earth identified | EurekAlert! Science News

Biologists Shed Light on Mystery of How Microbes Evolve and Adapt to Hosts

The era of COVID-19 and the need to constantly wash one’s hands and sanitize things have brought microbes to new levels of scrutiny, particularly for their impact on an individual’s health. While associations between microbes and their hosts, from the beneficial — think probiotics in yogurt — to

Source: Biologists Shed Light on Mystery of How Microbes Evolve and Adapt to Hosts