Jon Guze

Senior Fellow, Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 3)

  • I don’t like the sound of this!

    “Brain imaging before and after COVID-19 in UK Biobank.” From the Abstract: We identified significant effects of COVID-19 in the brain with a loss of grey matter in the left parahippocampal gyrus, the left lateral orbitofrontal cortex and the left insula. When looking over the…
    Jon Guze, June 18, 2021
  • Good News About Families

    In “Growing Up With Mom and Dad: New Data Confirm The Tide Is Turning,” the Institute for Family Studies reports that the percent of children living with two parents has increased in recent years, especially among African Americans. The author, Nicholas Zill says: It is too early…
    Jon Guze, June 18, 2021
  • Good News Regarding Covid Immunity

    The good news appears in an article just published in Nature called, “SARS-CoV-2 infection induces long-lived bone marrow plasma cells in humans.” According the Abstract, “Overall, we show that SARS-CoV-2 infection induces a robust antigen-specific, long-lived humoral immune response in humans.”…
    Jon Guze, May 27, 2021
  • The inevitable loss of black lives didn’t bother Ezra Klein last year, but the possible loss of votes for Democrats is worrying him now!

    The death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 sparked an extraordinary wave of anti-police protests. While most of those protests were peaceful, many turned violent as protestors and/or interlopers resorted to looting and rioting. Billions of dollars worth of property was stolen or destroyed, buildings were burned to the…
    Jon Guze, May 25, 2021
  • When May Officers Use Deadly Force?

    That’s the title of a helpful primer on the topic that was posted today by UNC School of Government Professor Shea Denning. Here are some excerpts that have particular revelance to District Attorney Andrew Womble’s recent announcement that the police shooting of Andrew Brown, Jr. was justified:…
    Jon Guze, May 19, 2021
  • Do previously infected individuals need the Covid vaccination?

    A recent study from Israel suggests the answer is, “No.” A preprint of the report–“Protection of previous SARS-CoV-2 infection is similar to that of BNT162b2 vaccine protection”–was posted on 4/24. From the Abstract: Understanding the level of protection of previous infection compared to that of vaccination is…
    Jon Guze, May 6, 2021
  • That didn’t age well!

    Exactly one year ago, in How Long Will a Vaccine Really Take?,  The New York Times provided detailed projections of how long it would take  to develop an effective COVID-19 vaccine. The chart that appears above was what the article said would happen if the process followed the usual path. Even…
    Jon Guze, April 30, 2021
  • “Essays have a stronger correlation to reported household income than SAT scores.”

    That’s the conclusion of a recent study published by the Stanford Centner for Education Policy Analysis. It’s just one of many reasons why getting rid of standardized tests and relying instead on essays, interviews, and high-school transcripts tips the scales in favor of the rich and well-connected at the expense of…
    Jon Guze, April 3, 2021