TheESP – Ep. #260 – A little bit of Zeneca in my life

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This week we note that Martin Moder (see ep. #236) are making videos so well that anti-vaxxers want them taken down. The Swedish Skeptics has a great video up from their (English-speaking) Skeptics in the Pub on-line. Pope Francis keeps absolutely quiet regarding the abuse scandals in Spain and then we get a Covid-19 update before we look at the news:

  • Facebook still making money out of anti-vax sites
  • New book out in Portugal: ‘Caught by the virus’
  • Eustoquio Molina award for standing up for science
  • Largest global opinion poll yet shows great support for climate emergency actions
  • Europe created more energy from renewables than fossil fuels last year
  • There might not be phosphene in Venus’ atmosphere after all…
  • Dyatlov Pass incident put in new context thanks to latest snow dynamics study

Tory MP Sir Desmond Swayne gets the Really Wrong Award for fueling sentiments against covid restriction .

Enjoy!

Segments:
Intro; Greetings; This Week; Pontus Pokes the Pope; Covid Update; News; Really Wrong; Quote and Farewell; Outro; Out-takes

The Events Calendar: https://theesp.eu/events_in_europe

0:00:26 INTRO

0:00:51 GREETINGS

0:05:52 THIS WEEK IN SKEPTICISM

0:09:31 PONTUS POKES THE POPE

0:13:46 COVID UPDATE

0:31:44 NEWS

0:57:05 REALLY WRONG

1:00:21 QUOTE AND FAREWELL

“‘Herbal medicine’, “Oh, herbal medicine’s been around for thousands of years!” Indeed it has, and then we tested it all, and the stuff that worked became ‘medicine’. And the rest of it is just a nice bowl of soup and some potpourri, so knock yourselves out.”

/ Dara Ó Briain (4 February 1972 – ), Irish comedian and television presenter based in the UK. /

1:01:44 OUTRO

1:02:58 OUT-TAKES