Sounds like good news.
By the esteemed Scott Alexander. Read it and weep.
I worry that people are going to come away from this with some conclusion like “wow, the FDA seemed really unprepared to handle COVID.” No. It’s not that specific. Every single thing the FDA does is like this. Every single hour of every single day the FDA does things exactly this stupid and destructive, and the only reason you never hear about the others is because they’re about some disease with a name like Schmoe’s Syndrome and a few hundred cases nationwide instead of something big and media-worthy like coronavirus. I am a doctor and sometimes I have to deal with the Schmoe’s Syndromes of the world and every f@$king time there is some story about the FDA doing something exactly this awful and counterproductive.
"We’re too fat to fight this virus but not allowed to talk about it."
Interesting for the discussion about obesity and even more, perhaps, for what it says about the state of "science".
Cloves and dried peppermint are the winners by a considerable margin. (But cocoa powder, oregano, and dark chocolate are pretty good.)
Once again, a story about how chronic inflammation is supposedly at the root of a host of health problems. (I'm not sure about it, but I do watch my hsCRP number.)
If you age-related health problem isn't caused by chronic inflammation (see post immediately above), then it's probably caused--supposedly--by problems with your gut microbiome.