Category Archives: Coronavirus

Covid 7/9: Lies, Damn Lies and Death Rates

Previously: Covid 7/2: It Could Be Worse When I posted the link on Twitter, I joked that we already knew this week’s headline. It turns out we didn’t. Not quite yet. I’m waiting on that one until next week. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Covid 7/2: It Could Be Worse

Previous Update: Covid 6/25: The Dam Breaks General Viewpoint Reading: On R0, Covid-19: My Current Model This past week was not great on the Covid front, but it could have been a lot worse. I don’t mean that statement in a ‘worse … Continue reading

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Covid 6/25: The Dam Breaks

Last week: Covid-19 6/18: The Virus Goes South Off-topic reminder that this is happening: New York Times, Please Do Not Threaten The Safety of Scott Alexander By Revealing His True Name The United States has failed to contain Covid-19. The fight … Continue reading

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Covid-19 6/18: The Virus Goes South

Last week: Covid-19 6/11: Bracing For a Second Wave The verdicts are in. It is not an unexpected one. Unless conditions change, the path now seems set. The Northeast is winning its battle. Unless something unexpected happens, they will get things … Continue reading

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Covid-19 6/11: Bracing For a Second Wave

Last time: Covid-19 6/4: The Eye of the Storm There has been a lot of news in the past week. Very little of it is actually about Covid-19. That is not because Covid-19 went away. People are still dying. People are … Continue reading

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Covid-19 6/4: The Eye of the Storm

Still standing by this: Covid-19: My Current Model Previous update posts: Covid-19 5/29: Dumb Reopening, Covid 5/14: Limbo Under Remember last week when I opened with this? I remember when people on Twitter had constant reminders that today was, indeed, only Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Covid-19: My Current Model

The post will be a summary of my current key views on various aspects of what is going on, especially in places where I see many or most responsible-looking people getting it importantly wrong. This post is not making strong evidence-based arguments for these … Continue reading

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Covid-19 5/29: Dumb Reopening

Previous Editions: Covid 5/14: Limbo Under, Covid-19 5/7: Fighting Limbo, Covid-19 4/30: Stuck in Limbo, My Covid-19 Thinking: 4/23 pre-Cuomo Data I remember when people on Twitter had constant reminders that today was, indeed, only Wednesday, or whatever day it happened to be. Time … Continue reading

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Plague in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Spoiler Alert: Contains minor spoilers for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has become my quaratine game. A gorgeous tour of ancient Greece is a great antidote to never going outside. One noteworthy thing in the game is how it … Continue reading

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Covid 5/14: Limbo Under

Previous weekly reports: Covid-19 5/7: Fighting Limbo, Covid-19 4/30: Stuck in Limbo Slowly, a nation partially reopens. Is it too much, too soon? It’s too early to know for sure, because of lags, but so far we’ve only seen extraordinary good news. … Continue reading

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