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Sat, Mar 5, 2022 05:00 AM

Hosts: R. Paul Martin & Pickles of the North
  • Covid~19 cases in the whole world - 443,000,936 on Friday.
  • Covid~19 deaths in the whole world - 5,988,000 on Friday.
  • Covid~19 cases in the United States of America - 79,232,260 on Friday.
  • Covid~19 deaths in the United States of America - 957,633 on Friday.
  • Covid~19 deaths in the United States of America since our last program - 11,152.
  • Covid~19 treatment - Researchers in the United Kingdom have announced that the immune suppressant drug baricitinib reduced the risk of dying among hospitalized COVID patients by 13%.
  • Russia Invades Ukraine - The Russian military is bombarding residential neighborhoods and they've attacked the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. Their attacks have set the Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant on fire.
  • Russian censorship - Ukrainians talking to their parents in Russia told that nothing is happening in Ukraine. The Russian state media is pushing Putin's propaganda.
  • Russian popular resistance - Thousands all over Russia have been arrested and brutalized by police for trying to demonstrate against the war.

We Can Go To The Moon, But Disease And War Are Still With Us

Of course we talked about the war in Ukraine. The Russians are clearly targeting civilians, bombing and shelling residential neighborhoods. We talked about their kicking up radioactive debris in Chernobyl and setting the largest nuclear power plant in Europe on fire.

We talked about the pandemic. It's not over, but people are so eager to get back to "normal" that they are risking a new surge. We talked about an incident in Albuquerque, N.M. where a woman pulled a gun on a guy who had a bumper sticker that said that he was vaccinated.

Pickles of the North talked a bit about NASA's Artemis Project which seeks to send people back to the Moon for more extensive explorations.

We talked about scientists looking to use a type of bacteria to concentrate and remove two radioactive metals from nuclear waste to make it safer to store.

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