Tagged: COVID-19

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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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Thursday Throughput: Xenon Edition

So have we finally detected dark matter? It’s not clear. As the group themselves note, even a tiny amount of contamination could produce the signal they are seeing.

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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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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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The Ballad of Gregory Rigano

Gregory Rigano is no different from any other clown-show grifters. But at the end of the day, he may end up with the biggest body count

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COVID-19: A New Black Plague?

Not everything in America is about race. But when it comes to the coronavirus, race very well could play a factor.

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Playing the Coronavirus Odds

You’ve probably heard of the “If I get corona, I get corona” spring break partier, but in case you haven’t, here it is:

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Hammers and Hangnails

I am of the opinion that personal attacks about people’s coronavirus/quarantine anxiety are yet another pleasure we should probably forgo right now.

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Going for the Grocery Gold

I just ribbed him good-naturedly, while the two of us sat out on the back deck, washing our groceries down with Clorox wipes.

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A Tragedy, Not a Statistic

Every person who dies from COVID-19, or any other cause, is a life to be celebrated, remembered, and mourned.

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Big Jim vs The Corona

When West Virginia’s governor “Big Jim” Justice speaks, the residents hold our breath to see what sort of colorful (read: embarrassing) babble will come out

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Life Under Quarantine

All of this was done without thinking of how to keep up public morale. How long can people put up with quarantine?