Daily Archives: 12/28/2020

ART: A Fantastic Interlude During a Terrible 2020 …Music “Piano Man” by Billy Joel – with lyrics

Billy Joel – Piano Man (Lyrics) from the album Piano Man. NOTE: Delay as Lyrics are on a black screen

TED Video: What You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer’s – By Lisa Genova

TED Video: What You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer’s – By Lisa Genova

Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says neuroscientist and author of “Still Alice,” Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease — and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer’s-resistant brain.

MEDICAL: Similarity versus Reality—- The Bilibid Prison Vaccination Saga – By Yvonne Sam

 By Yvonne Sam

An unethical vaccine experiment that went horribly wrong but was swept under the rug

On November 18, 1906, Richard P. Strong, the Director of the Bureau of Laboratories at Bilibid Prison in the Philippines inoculated 24 inmates with a serum against cholera. Not only did the vaccines grant a relatively short period of immunity—a maximum of fourteen months, but was clearly indicated only when there was a clear threat of cholera to the patient.

For over two months there had been no cholera in the prison, and there was absolutely no reason to expect the disease to recur in the upcoming months. The inmates were not told what was inside the syringe, and those who resisted the injection were urged on by prison guards.    Continue reading