Mice, chickens, and the Spanish Flu

The flu pandemic of 1918 influenza pandemic took more lives than any other epidemic in human history. This was a... View Article

CFR and IFR explained (with a special guest appearance by Typhoid Mary)

“How dangerous is this disease; how likely is a person to die?” is not a simple question. One way to... View Article

Contagion rates: How they are affected by knowledge and behavior

“How contagious is the disease?” is an important question.  The rate of contagion is the expected number of new cases... View Article

Viruses: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

Viruses are not alive as we understand life … and they are not seeking you out Asking “How long can... View Article

Forbidden Human Experiments

William Thorpe and “windows of learning” Science asks many questions that cannot be answered through research on human subjects. Consider,... View Article

Do 9 out of 10 drugs tested on animals really fail when applied to people?

Yes, it’s true. An overwhelming majority of drugs tested on animals fail in subsequent human trials. Foes of animal research cite... View Article

Is there something gross hiding in your milk?

The idea that there is “pus” floating around in cow’s milk is an urban legend that continues to resurface on... View Article

Does the tragedy of thalidomide prove that animal research doesn’t work?

Opponents of animal research often cite the birth defects caused by thalidomide as a checkmate example of why research and... View Article

Will “Fixing” Your Dog Lead to a Longer, Healthier Life?

During much of the last century, sadly the United States topped all other countries in the developed world for shelter... View Article