TWiV 891: LLOV in the time of Ebola
Elke, Adam, and Gabor join TWiV to discuss their work on Lloviu virus, a filovirus, including recovery of infectious virus from a DNA copy of the genome and from Schreiber's bats in Hungary. (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - April 21, 2022 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology ebola virus filovirus host range Lloviu virus Schreiber's bats spillover viral viruses zoonosis Source Type: blogs

A letter to our member of parliament
Today, in desperation, we sent a letter to our MP. Usually such letters get a boiler plate response, dictated by Conservative Central Office. We aren’t hopeful about changing the mind of our MP. Before he was elected he ran a shockingly misogynist web site, now deleted. But it’s essential to do what one can to about democracy while we still have some. Dear Mike Penning I doubt whether this will be the only letter you’ll get along these lines.1. The Conservative party used to be the party of business. Brexit has destituted many small businesses and impoverished the UK. That’s not  jus...
Source: DC's goodscience - April 14, 2022 Category: Science Authors: David Colquhoun Tags: Uncategorized Boris Johnson democracy politics Priti Patel Putin Ukraine Source Type: blogs

Freedom in Decline for 83% of the World ’s Population: New Human Freedom Index
Ian V ásquezThe vast majority of the world ’s population (83%) has seen a decline in freedom since 2008. That includes decreases in freedom in the ten most populous countries of the world—China, India, United States, Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia, and Mexico.So finds theHuman Freedom Index 2021(HFI) co ‐​published today by the Cato Institute and the Fraser Institute in Canada. The index uses 82 distinct indicators of economic, personal, and civil freedoms to rate 165 jurisdictions from 2008 to 2019, the most recent year for which internationally comparable data is available.The decline ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 16, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ian V ásquez Source Type: blogs

Ten insights on human well-being and potential from two giants we sadly lost in 2021: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Ed Diener
Many of us suffered terrible losses in 2021. In the field of positive psychology, we lost two of our most influential scholars: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Ed Diener. In their honor, I’d like to remember and appreciate the contributions they made to the understanding of human flourishing. Csikszentmihalyi was born in 1934 in what today is Hungary. He grew up curious and spirited, but his world changed with the outbreak of World War II and the instability that followed. After attending a lecture by Carl Jung as a young adult, he left for the United States and eventually landed at the University of Chicago, setting out to ...
Source: SharpBrains - December 13, 2021 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greater Good Science Center Tags: Brain/ Mental Health Education & Lifelong Learning behavior happiness human behavior human potential Positive-Psychology Psychological Science well-being Source Type: blogs

Centralization and Reduced Financial Resources: A Worrying Picture for Hungarian Municipalities
Judit Siket (University of Szeged), Centralization and Reduced Financial Resources: A Worrying Picture for Hungarian Municipalities, 19 Cent. Eur. Pub. Admin. Rev. (2021): The article provides an overview of governmental regulations affecting the operation and economic situation of local self-governments... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - October 14, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs

Public Administration ’s Adaptation to COVID-19 Pandemic – Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovak Experience
Matej Horvat (Comenius University), Wojciech Piatek (Adam Mickiewicz University), Luk áš Potěšil (Masaryk University), Krisztina F. Rozsnyai, Public Administration’s Adaptation to COVID-19 Pandemic – Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovak Experience, 19 Cent. Eur. Pub. Admin. Rev. (2021): The pandemic of the... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - October 13, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs

One Day I ’ll Fly Away, COVID Permitting
With Fall in full swing, many of us are asking “when will I begin to live my life again?” Life involves traveling, yet 2020 was the worst year in tourism history, with 1 billion fewer international arrivals than 2019. And now, after an optimistic summer, travel bookings for Labor Day were down 15% from 2019, indicating that the Delta variant dissuades people from traveling. Still, getting away is a human need, and an economic need. In a recent press release, the U.S. Travel Association urges everyone to vaccinate, for their own protection, and “to help put us on the p...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Talya Miron-Shatz Tags: confidence creativity health and fitness philosophy covid experience happiness travel Source Type: blogs

Hey Siri, How Do I Say Appendicitis in Hungarian?
by Vincent LaBarca, DNP, NP-C Back in 2017, before Americans wereconsidered a biohazarddue to the country’s poor handling of COVID-19, I was bumming around Central Europe. Tracing the Danube, I was in Budapest, chowing down on bowls of goulash in between gulps of crisp pilsner. The night before taking a train to Slovenia, my stomach started feeling some kind of way. I evaluated my symptoms as I would any patient’s. Probably just indigestion or constipation from the goulash, I thought.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 20, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: COVID-19 pandemic Cultural Featured Posts Health Disparities Health Regulation & Law Justice Public Health Social Justice Vulnerable Populations interpretation language Source Type: blogs

Hey Siri, How Do I Say “ Appendicitis ” in Hungarian?
by Vincent LaBarca, DNP, NP-C Back in 2017, before Americans were considered a biohazard due to the country’s poor handling of COVID-19, I was bumming around Central Europe. Tracing the Danube, I was in Budapest, chowing down on bowls of goulash in between gulps of crisp pilsner. The night before taking a train to Slovenia, my stomach started feeling some kind of way. I evaluated my symptoms as I would any patient’s. Probably just indigestion or constipation from the goulash, I thought.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 20, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Blog Editor Tags: COVID-19 pandemic Cultural Featured Posts Health Disparities Health Regulation & Law Justice Public Health Social Justice Vulnerable Populations interpretation language Source Type: blogs

The fun is over …
Sirmione, Lago di Garda Stefano and I had a lovely relaxing holiday in August. The first leg of our trip consisted of three days in the medieval town of Sirmione on the shores of one of Italy’s largest and prettiest lakes, the Lago di Garda. To be honest, though, I couldn’t wait to leave. It wasn’t the heat that got to me (after Florence, practically anything would have felt cool…), but rather the throngs of unmasked tourists surrounding us as we walked along the town’s narrow streets. I found that quite unsettling. True, you don’t have to wear a mask now when you’re out in the ope...
Source: Margaret's Corner - September 17, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Margaret Tags: Blogroll hip replacement surgery Lago di Braies Mantova Tre Cime di Lavaredo Source Type: blogs

Remarks on the Reasoning: The Morals of a Hungarian Expulsion Decision in Times of Pandemic
Erzs ébet Csatlós (University of Szeged), Remarks on the Reasoning: The Morals of a Hungarian Expulsion Decision in Times of Pandemic, 19 Cent. Eur. Pub. Admin. Rev. 1 (2021): Several Iranian university students were expelled from Hungary to Iran due to... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - September 1, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs

Is Orban Protecting Hungary from Libertarianism?
David BoazTucker Carlson spent a week in Hungary extolling the accomplishments of Viktor Orban, the proud father of “illiberal democracy.” In an earlier edition of his show, Carlson hadpraised Orban for not “abandoning Hungary’s young people to the hard‐​edged libertarianism of Soros and the Clinton Foundation.”Absurd, right? George Soros and the Clinton Foundation libertarian, much less “hard‐​edged” libertarians? Hardly.And we might just have a laugh and leave it there. But maybe there ’s a deeper sense in which Carlson has a point.Libertarianism may be regarded as a polit...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - August 11, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: David Boaz Source Type: blogs

Is American Economic Freedom Determined by Ancestry, Ethnicity, and Immigrant Countries of Origin?
Alex NowrastehThe best potential counter argument against vastly expanding legal immigration is that immigrants might bring the less-efficient economic institutions, political systems, or cultural mores of their homelands with them to the United States. Ultimately, the United States and other rich countries are prosperous because of our economic and politicalinstitutions with some variation potentially explained by culture.Most immigrants come from poorer countries with worse economic institutions, especially as measured by theEconomic Freedom of the World Index. My co-author Benjamin Powell and I investigated whether immi...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - July 13, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

Gay Rights and the Illiberal World
David BoazOn Monday, LGBT activists in Tbilisi, Georgia,called off a planned Pride March after hundreds of violent counter ‐​protestersattacked activists and journalists.On Tuesday, WeChat, China ’s most popular social media service,shut down dozens of accounts on LGBT topics run by college students and nonprofit groups as part of a tightening of political control by the Communist Party.Three weeks ago, Hungary ’s parliamentpassed legislation that would ban the dissemination of content in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change.And all these assaults on human rights reminded me ofa ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - July 7, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: David Boaz Source Type: blogs