Reading Project Problems

I started a blog, softnews33, trying to read more full-length articles, and share the best, to try and break away from Facebook.

It’s been hard, because I’m still hooked on Facebook.

I also posted too much. The news flood coming in, turned into a “firehose” of news coming out.

So, what I’ve done is get more selective, and have focused on posting fewer stories per week, and rewriting some headlines to make them more appealing.

Check it out: https://softnews33.wordpress.com.

Exiting Amazon (Again)

I got blocked from posting reviews, so I decided to start a review blog. I just like writing reviews. The blog is called product8reviews.

After writing a few articles, it dawned on me that I had some Amazon reviews that I could copy over. It turns out I had around 120 reviews, and over 100,000 views.

For Amazon, these reviews are like little bits of magic that help to sell product. So, I decided to start copying posts over to the blog, and then deleting them from Amazon.

I’ll leave some up, for books that need the help. It’s hard to get reviews.

Copying them over’s a slow process, but should be done in a couple months.

Once they’re in WordPress.com, I’m not sure what I’ll do. I may put them on a custom domain, so it could get better page ranking.

SARS-CoV-2 on a Fishing Boat, Seroprevalence in Spain

This first paper is exciting, because it’s about people working on a fishing boat, and being exposed to COVID-19.

No, they were not forced onto a boat and exposed to it.

They are just testing people going onto these boats, and when they all test negative, they embark. If an unfortunate person was incubating the virus, and still testing negative, they spread it, later.

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Citizenship by Location

This was an answer I wrote to a question on Quora.

The premise of citizenship “by blood” or by ancestry is disgusting. I find it offensive, because if that was the system in place in the US in the recent past, like 100 years ago, I would not be a citizen of this country.

My grandfather could not become a citizen, because he was Japanese. Asians were not allowed to naturalize.

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That “A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers” Article the Anti-Mask People are Passing Around, and Getting it Wrong

Sometime around July 8 to 11, this article made the rounds. It is an article that just won’t vanish, and as it’s passed around, the claims about it get more extreme.

They completely misread the paper, which does not compare cloth masks to “no masks”. They compare medical masks and cloth masks to standard practice, where people wore masks.

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