With Mother Nature, if you don’t deal with reality, it will deal with you. To work effectively you need data: useful, verifiable numbers. How is America doing? Let’s take a look at the pandemic. In the last ten days, the first vaccine out of the box, the touted Oxford Jenner Astra Zeneca adenovirus vaccine, has […]
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Move Fast Nations that moved quickly to contain Covid-19, even when their societal protections were “weak,” had one eighth (https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2020-swift-covid-19-lockdowns-more-effective/?srnd=premium&sref=lWBkwdXC) the number of deaths of countries compared to those who moved slowly. That includes Japan, whose model of rolling partial lockdowns, social distancing plus infrequent testing has been scorned by the nation and may lead to […]
Could you be a superspreader of Covid-19? Chances are good you will not know. Many spreaders are asymptomatic. But more and more research demonstrates a minority of those afflicted – 10-20% of the total – infect 80% of total cases. The result is a low kappa – the degree of “skew” in the epidemic’s data. […]
Recently, President Donald Trump declared having achieved more Covid-19 tests and cases than any other country provides America “a badge of honor (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52733220). ” If 100,000 deaths (it’s actually more – https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-power-rest/202004/brief-note-coronavirus-deaths) is a “badge of honor,” will 200,00 or 300,000 deaths mark a “return to greatness?” Sadly, the statement demonstrates an administration conceptually incapable to […]