March 11th, 2020

(no subject)

Joe Rogan’s conversation with a biologist about chronic wasting disease in deer, from about a year and a half ago:



It’s a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, caused by prions (made widely known by mad cow disease and by the Nobel prize awarded to Stanley Prusiner), which, according to the biologist, was described in 2002. Never heard of it till yesterday.