Josh Glancy mistakes pundits for ‘experts’ and seizes upon a few errors made by pundits, politicians, and yes, some actual experts to slam them for ‘arrogance’ and ‘being wrong’ when all anyone can do is work from the best information available at the time. In this, Glancy is himself both arrogant and wrong: Actual science is never 100 percent certain of anything.
Associated Press, “U.S. now averaging 100,000 new coronavirus infections a day,” Los Angeles Times, August 6, 2021, https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2021-08-06/u-s-now-averaging-100-000-new-coronavirus-infections-a-day
Annie Linskey, “Biden officials weigh using regulatory powers to spur vaccine mandates,” Washington Post, August 6, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-regulate-vaccine-mandates/2021/08/06/aa9bf73c-f6e2-11eb-9068-bf463c8c74de_story.html
Andrew Nikiforuk, “Alberta Joins Team ‘Just Give Up,’” Tyee, August 6, 2021, https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2021/08/06/Alberta-Joins-Team-Just-Give-Up/
Todd Zywicki, “Why I’m Suing Over My Employer’s Vaccine Mandate,” Wall Street Journal, August 6, 2021, https://www.wsj.com/articles/vaccine-mandate-natural-immunity-lawsuit-covid-19-coronavirus-11628281507
Rowena Mason and Jessica Elgot, “JCVI ‘largely opposed’ to Covid vaccination for children under 16,” Guardian, August 7, 2021, https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/aug/07/jcvi-largely-opposed-to-covid-vaccination-for-children-under-16
Luke Money and Faith E. Pinho, “Wary of ‘breakthrough’ infections, some vaccinated people eye another shot. Is it needed?” Los Angeles Times, August 7, 2021, https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-08-07/with-breakthrough-infections-some-vaccinated-people-look-for-more-protection-are-boosters-needed
Josh Glancy, “Calling Covid experts arrogant and wrong doesn’t make you a nutjob,” Times, August 8, 2021, https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/calling-covid-experts-arrogant-and-wrong-doesnt-make-you-a-nutjob-6jnfsx3d0
Edward Helmore, “Rightwing radio host and anti-vaxxer dies of Covid,” Guardian, August 8, 2021, https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/08/rightwing-radio-host-dick-farrel-anti-vaxxer-dies-covid
David Moore, “Manchin Bailed Out a Power Plant That Helps His Family Profit From Coal Waste,” Truthout, August 7, 2021, https://truthout.org/articles/manchin-bailed-out-a-power-plant-that-helps-his-family-profit-from-coal-waste/
Fig. 1. Photograph by author, May 5, 2020.
I’ve driven past the old synagogue (figure 1) countless times. It’s one of a number of houses of worship around Pittsburgh that have been abandoned. Only this one, it turns out, has not. It will be converted into housing and a community space.
Megan Guza, “Former Pittsburgh synagogue to become apartments, urban farm in $18.5M project,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 6, 2021, https://triblive.com/local/former-pittsburgh-synagogue-to-become-apartments-urban-farm-in-18-5m-project/
- Josh Glancy, “Calling Covid experts arrogant and wrong doesn’t make you a nutjob,” Times, August 8, 2021, https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/calling-covid-experts-arrogant-and-wrong-doesnt-make-you-a-nutjob-6jnfsx3d0↩
- Megan Guza, “Former Pittsburgh synagogue to become apartments, urban farm in $18.5M project,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 6, 2021, https://triblive.com/local/former-pittsburgh-synagogue-to-become-apartments-urban-farm-in-18-5m-project/↩