The 2020 Social Experiment

Social Isolation

You may never have guessed, unless you’re Stephen King, that social isolation can have devastating effects on animals. We’ve already observed increased psychiatric dysfunction since COVID-19 quarantine began. According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), by June 2020 rates of anxiety were three times higher and depression was four times higher than 2019. Virtual…

Danish Face Mask Study

Danish Face Mask Study

You may or may not have recently read the results of the November 2020 Danish face mask study. This was published November 18th, in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a much less prestigious journal than say the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Nature or JAMA. You’d figure the only randomized study of its kind…

Monster Mash

Monster Mash

… To Get a Jolt From My Electrodes “From my laboratory in the castle east, To the master bedroom where the vampires feast. The Ghouls all came from their humble abodes, To get a jolt from my electrodes.” Monster Mash – Bobby Pickett From October 20th to October 27th, 1962, Bobby Pickett’s, “Monster Mash”, was…