Author Archives: Dennis SILVERMAN

About Dennis SILVERMAN

I am a retired Professor of Physics and Astronomy at U C Irvine. For a decade I have been active in learning about energy and the environment, and in lecturing and attending classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Irvine.

Masks Are Effective and Essential, and the IHME Projection Update

Masks Are Effective and Essential, and the IHME Projection Update The IHME at U. Of Washington has done a literature study of the effectiveness of masks.  Used in the general population, they are 67% effective in reducing the spread of … Continue reading

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The Government Failure in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence on Fighting the Coronavirus

The Government Failure in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence on Fighting the Coronavirus CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield was asked today about information on risks of getting the Coronavirus associated with various activities.  He said something vague about looking into … Continue reading

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Politics: Trump, Hannity, Pence, and the Coronavirus

Politics:  Trump, Hannity, Pence, Coronavirus  Hannity Subverts Trump’s Campaign How tricky of Fox’s Sean Hannity to ask Trump an unprepared question.  He asked Trump what did he want to accomplish in his next term.  Trump never answered that obvious and … Continue reading

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Trump Unmasked as the Anti-Zorro

Trump Unmasked as the Anti-Zorro Let’s face it:  Trump is the one American who is protected from the Coronavirus by the Secret Service and their testing everybody who comes close to him.  He is also tested every day.  So he … Continue reading

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Summary of White House Coronavirus Task Force Briefing

White House Coronavirus Task Force Briefing, first in two months. (Last night, Trump filed for the Supreme Court to end the ACA, protecting 23 million people with medical care.. Also,130 million would lose Preexisting Conditions protection, including those that are … Continue reading

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Wearing a Mask is Not an Impingement of Human Rights, It Is an Exercise of Them

Wearing a Mask is Not an Impingement on Human Rights, It is an Exercise of Them I think the main problem with people not wearing masks is that many people are not informed that they are to be worn to … Continue reading

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IHME Projections With Universal Face Masks Cuts US Deaths by 33,000

IHME Projections With Universal Face Masks Cuts US Deaths by 33,000. The June 24 IHME projections now include the reductions in deaths which would occur if 95% of us wore face masks.  This is now, unfortunately a political issue, or … Continue reading

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The Judicial Corruption of Trump, Barr, McConnell, and the Republican Senate

The Judicial Corruption of Trump, Barr, McConnell, and the Republican Senate You don’t need to be a law professor to see mob rule. Yesterday’s huge corruption of justice is Trump’s Tulsa Rally promise to select and name 50 people who … Continue reading

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Donald Trump: The Pied Piper of Tulsa

DJT, the Pied Piper of Tulsa Update:  Afterwards.  Thank God that of the supposed 1 million followers to pack the arena and area, only about 12,000 showed up (my guess) to fill the bottom half of the arena.  That is … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Trump’s Brotherhood of Dictators, and His Rallies

The Dangers of Trump’s Brotherhood of Dictators, and His Rallies It’s bad enough that Trump asked Xi Jinping for soybean purchases to help him win the election.  Everybody already knows that political approach to getting the farm vote, including Xi, … Continue reading

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