Science

The narcissism of anti-vaxxers

August 29, 2021

Tim Wise describes anti-vaxxers as sociopathic, sadistic and homicidal. I call them narcissists, who see everything through the lens of “What’s in it for me?”

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When anti-vaxxers get Covid

August 15, 2021

Is it OK to have schadenfreude (the German expression for “pleasure derived from someone else’s misfortune”) when an anti-vaxxer contracts Covid-19? The Internet seems to think so.

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The story of Natan and Noga: A Covid baby bust?

July 4, 2021

A Covid near miss: pre-vaccines, our a/c technician could have infected me. Instead, he canceled at the last minute and got married.

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God and dinosaurs

June 5, 2021

Does Judaism believe that God planted fake dinosaur fossils in the earth to explain how dinosaurs could exist when the world is only 6,000 years old?

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“It’s so nice to see your face again”

May 23, 2021

“I almost didn’t recognize you without your mask,” Shifra said at the park while we were walking our dogs. Post-pandemic socializing returns!

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The return of choice

April 11, 2021

With the pandemic waning (in Israel at least), some people don’t want to go back to the “old normal” of FOMO and an abundance of choice.

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Adventures in medical cannabis

February 27, 2021

When my chronic insomnia took a turn for the worse, I began searching for an alternative to pills. I found the answer in medical cannabis.

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Writing as a commitment device

January 3, 2021

Writing about health challenges can be a means of turning a bad break into something more positive. You just need a “commitment device.”

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Covid, cancer and self-image

December 19, 2020

Healthy and young. Productive member of society. The sexual single. The pious one. The adventurer. What do COVID and cancer have in common? Both can strip away chunks of one’s self-image. What speaks to you?

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The Covid-19 fertility crisis: a short story

October 25, 2020

The dystopian future if

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