The Fourth Wave Is Here

Based on county, state and national coronavirus data, the fourth wave of the pandemic is well under way, but it will hopefully be blunted by the wave of Covid-19 vaccinations now gaining steam.
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Another Battle of the Bulge?

In our continuing battle with the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the United States may soon be facing a serious counter-attack coming from variant virus strains, despite encouraging progress on vaccinations, but we must never surrender.
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Why Trust Science?

We should trust scientific results because they are based on empirical evidence and theoretical reasoning that have withstood the critical scrutiny of a diverse community of skeptical experts.
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About Orcas Currents

An online magazine of occasional thoughtful articles about science, technology, environment, culture and policy, many written by contributors to the highly successful Orcas Currents lecture series.

Editor: Michael Riordan

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