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Readers continue to send us thoughtful notes of appreciation, and we thought we’d share some of them: From Acadia:
At that point, we will have to have our own sources of information discovery, development and spread, without any referrence to what CDC says …
Heh, it seems that’s pretty much where we’re at already, and more or less how NC is working for me now. The discussion here has been the go-to for all matters relating to COVID, not only because there are sensible people with decades of practical experience in medicine speaking their minds (e.g., IM Doc), researchers who understand the nuts and bolts, but a community of level-headed people willing to submit official discourse to criticism and BS testing. Do I follow any “guidance” from the CDC? Nope. The only reason I see to pay attention is to have some idea about the disinformation they are spreading and how it affects others around me.
Again, kudos to all at NC for providing clarity on this, and many other matters!
From Thomas H:
NC’s focus on critical thinking is a key aspect of my mental hygiene regimen. As I do not watch TV news, listen to public radio news, or subscribe to any social media platforms, I rely on carefully curated sources like NC, Counterpunch, Consortium News, Black Agenda Report, Boston Review and Pluralistic. The picture that emerges from these sources is at odds with the mainstream chatter I hear in everyday conversations between colleagues, neighbors, associates, and elected officials. I’m grateful to have news sources that provide ready refutation of some of the most outrageous assertions I encounter e.g. Ukranian flags on porches & bumper stickers, “because markets” – neoliberalism über alles, and “the parliamentarian won’t let us… .” After reading reports in my favorite sources, I can safely walk away from the computer, head outside to the garden and gain much needed balance and equanimity.
NC is a bastion of normal thinking, acute intellectual and analytical cogitation. What a relief.
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