Science and Society

by Judi L. Nath, Ph.D.
To Facemask or Not to Facemask

To Facemask or Not to Facemask

My Morning Musings: To Facemask or Not to FacemaskTo facemask or not to facemask? Good golly, Miss Molly. How on earth did facemasks become such a contentious issue? I've been sitting on this musing for quite some time because I wanted to write when I had...

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How Science is Done

How Science is Done

My Morning Musings: How Science is DoneTo begin, let’s get us ALL on the SAME PAGE. It is impossible - literally impossible - for the scientific community to respond to every conspiracy theory, YouTube disinformation video, Facebook armchair epidemiologist, and...

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How Do You Kill a Virus

How Do You Kill a Virus

My Morning Musings: How Do You Kill a Virus? The answers to this question depend on where the virus is found – that is, whether it is found "on something non-living", "on something living", or "in something living".  So, "on or in" and "living and non-living" are...

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Words Matter

Words Matter

My Morning Musings: Words Matter We're in week ??? of the COVID-19 pandemic. With so much happening on a day-to-day basis, I struggled with what to write about today. Basically, I was suffering from analysis paralysis. I knew I didn't want to get into the dandelions;...

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Treatment, Herd Immunity, and Vaccines

Treatment, Herd Immunity, and Vaccines

My Morning Musings: Treatment, Herd Immunity, and Vaccines The race for the cure is on!  So, let's take a moment to talk about what's making headlines right now.  To begin, there is so much misinformation and disinformation circulating on social media that I...

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Public Service Announcement

Public Service Announcement

My Morning Musings: Public Service Announcement As I get asked more and more about school closures and quarantines, I thought I'd post what's on my mind today - from a person who has taught and written books on anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology,...

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