Category: Coronavirus

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Thursday Throughput: Missing COVID Deaths Edition

The initial wave of infections was massive, much worse that it looks if you only use confirmed detections. But the resurgence is bad and getting worse. This is not just testing; this is an actual resurgence of the virus.

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Coronaroundup: Nick Saban Edition

Three cheers for Nick Saban. Football coaches are cultural leaders of a sort. One is about to become a senator in Alabama, even. What they do matters.

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College and Covid

My undergrad alma mater sent out an e-mail blast announcing their plan to reopen in the fall with “mostly” in person classes.

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Why Was The 1918 Flu Pandemic Forgotten?

The current COVID-19 pandemic is, in many ways, unprecedented. Joshua Keating at Slate argued that it is the first truly global event, affecting practically the entire world’s population at the same time and in similar ways. Commentators and...

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Coronavirus: Now Cometh The Lawsuits

It was inevitable. No, not Thanos, the lawsuits over Coronavirus shutdowns. And the litigators are coming for big name, and high cost, universities first:

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Mini-Troughput: The Triple Lindy Stats Flop

That was the sound of every epidemiologist, economist, mathematician, scientist,s and every virologist simultaneously face-palming and crashing to the ground in a dead faint.

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New Mexico Governor Reads Gallup the Riot Act

The old saying to misbehaving folks that you are going to “read them the riot act” if they don’t get in line became a reality when NM Gov Grisham invoked the little-used Riot Control Act to lock down the town of Gallup.

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COVID Clue

Too soon? Insensitive? Maybe. But imagining what COVID Clue might be like has got to better than watching another one of Trump’s insane press conferences from between my fingers.

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A Letter From COVID-19 Exile

We know full well that we’re asking our fellow citizens to take on a huge burden, but the answer isn’t to shrug it off and let millions of us die.