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Covid 10/14: Less Long Covid

The pandemic has become predictable, which is the world we much prefer to live in. Cases and deaths continue their slow but steady declines, vaccine approvals for boosters and children continue to slowly move forward. Mandates continue to make people … Continue reading

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Covid 10/7: Steady as She Goes

For the second week in a row little has changed. The biggest news is that Merck has a new anti-viral pill that looks to be somewhat effective as a treatment. Otherwise, it should be a quick week. Which is good, … Continue reading

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Covid 9/30: People Respond to Incentives

Another week, more mandates, more numbers that look mostly how one would expect, more nonsensical policies. Not much unexpected to report this week. Executive Summary About what you’d expect. No key takeaways this week. Let’s run the numbers.

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Covid 9/23: There Is a War

The FDA, having observed and accepted conclusive evidence that booster shots are highly effective, has rejected allowing people to get those booster shots unless they are over the age of 65, are immunocompromised or high risk, or are willing to … Continue reading

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Covid 9/17: Done Biden His Time

No more mister nice guy. The dude will not a-Biden. All this vaccine hesitancy is a bunch of malarkey. If you’re not vaccinated, the President is mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore.  The question then … Continue reading

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Covid 9/9: Passing the Peak

Labor day muddies the data a bit, but it seems that Alex Tabarrok was correct and the current wave has peaked. We could well be facing another peak in December due to seasonality. We might also have issues from schools, … Continue reading

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Covid 9/2: Long Covid Analysis

I’m going back to New York City, baby! Tomorrow’s the big day. Oh, yeah, the pandemic. That’s still a thing, and one still has to deal with the various ways people are dealing with it. Cases continue to rise slightly, … Continue reading

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Guide to Warwick, New York

On March 22, 2020, I moved my family forty miles northwest from New York City to Warwick, New York, into half of a house. On September 3, 2021, we will return to the city. During that time, we’ve spent the … Continue reading

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Covid 8/26: Full Vaccine Approval

Great news, everyone. The Pfizer vaccine has been approved. Woo-hoo! It will be marketed under the name Comirnaty. Doh!  (Do we all come together to form one big comirnaty? Or should you be worried about the comirnaties of getting vaccinated, … Continue reading

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Covid 8/19: Cracking the Booster

The news about Covid-19 is now essentially on a few distinct tracks: Vaccine effectiveness and booster shots, vaccination mandates, mandates for NPIs and other Covid-19 related crippling of the living of life, and the actual path of the pandemic. One … Continue reading

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