Jon Entine and Patrick Whittle

Jon Entine and Patrick Whittle

Jon Entine is the founding editor of the Genetic Literacy Project, and winner of 19 major journalism awards. Patrick Whittle has a PhD in philosophy and is a New Zealand-based freelance writer.

Vaccine Rejectionism and the Left

Vaccine Rejectionism and the Left

For most of the past two centuries, the Left has been identified with science and against obscurantism; we have believed that rational thought and the fearless analysis of objective reality (both natural and social) are incisive tools for combating the mystifications promoted by the powerful. … Theorizing about “the social construction

Jon Entine and Patrick Whittle
Jon Entine and Patrick Whittle
15 min read
Science / Tech
Taboo: Why Is Africa the Global COVID ‘Cold Spot’ and Why Are We Afraid to Talk About It?

Taboo: Why Is Africa the Global COVID ‘Cold Spot’ and Why Are We Afraid to Talk About It?

The first COVID-19 case in Africa was confirmed on February 14th, 2020, in Egypt. The first in sub-Saharan Africa appeared in Nigeria soon after. Health officials were united in a near-panic about how the novel coronavirus would roll through the world’s second most populous continent. By mid-month, the World

Jon Entine and Patrick Whittle
Jon Entine and Patrick Whittle
20 min read
COVID-19