The vaccine debate isn’t about science, but about ethics

When Gov. Greg Abbott reissued an executive order prohibiting COVID-19 vaccine mandates by public entities in Texas, he made a small change that could have big implications.

The original ban on vaccine requirements and “passports” was directed at any vaccine authorized for “emergency use.” With the Food and Drug Administration’s full approval of the Pfizer vaccine on Aug. 23, that rationale vanished and the Pfizer vaccine had the same status as other standard immunizations for diseases like measles and whooping cough.

The governor’s new prohibition simply targets the COVID vaccines, whether approved fully or on an emergency basis, and could make it harder to bring the pandemic under control. And it enshrines a serious challenge to the very possibility that we might think of ourselves as part of a society, with mutual responsibilities as well as individual rights.

It is tempting for critics of the governor to see in the

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Fun Educational Games You Should Play with Your Kids!

Games can be a subtle way for parents or those who care for children to help build on and develop their skills for later life. It is encouraged to play educational fun games with children from early ages as it can give kids the foundations they will need throughout education.

Most importantly, educational games are fun! Most kids don’t even realize they are learning or developing these important skills as they are playing. A study found that educational games, especially those that stimulate the brain, can 23% gain over traditional learning.

An educational game does not have to be centered around learning subject matter, but rather allows children to use and build on memory, cooperation, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. The competitiveness aspect of education games allows for children to be much more enthusiastic compared to other methods of learning.

Educational games have many known benefits to your children’s learning

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Purdue University Global Bachelor of Science degree in health information management granted initial accreditation

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue University Global Bachelor of Science degree in health information management has been granted initial accreditation following a review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.

The program, part of the School of Health Sciences, is deemed to be in substantial compliance with the nationally approved standards and guidelines for health information educational programs.

“Earning this accreditation assures that our Bachelor of Science degree in health information management is providing quality health information management education and preparing competent professionals to meet the needs of the workforce,” said Keith Smith, Purdue Global vice president and dean for the School of Health Sciences. “This accreditation was achieved as a result of a team effort spearheaded by Assistant Dean Nancy Szwydek and program chair Kristyn Rodvill. We congratulate them for their hard work and dedication.”

Upon graduation, Purdue Global health

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Classic Science Fiction About Extremely Long Naps

Sleep! How precious, how precarious! Perhaps we have apnea. Perhaps we own a cat who believes motionless humans are food. Perhaps we are simply aware that up to forty thousand redback spiders can fit into the volume of the average pillow. But sleep can be overdone. Imagine waking to discover that decades or centuries have passed…

This is a convenient way for an author to arrange for a protagonist not unlike the reader to tour an alien setting. Unsurprisingly, a lot of authors have taken advantage of the plot possibilities of the long sleep.

Consider these five classic science fiction examples.


Looking Backward: 2000-1887 by Edward Bellamy (1888)

Julian West falls asleep in Gilded Age America. He does not wake until the year 2000. By this time, the United States has been comprehensively transformed almost beyond imagination. On his own, poor Julian would have been completely at sea in this

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