Troubled. To say how I've felt the last few days? Pick a word. Troubled comes to mind. What happened to Ahmaud Arbery made me angry. Maybe I got a bit complacent. I have a BLM flag. I put it up when someone, a black man, sometimes a woman (Sandra Bland, Breonna Taylor) is killed. Yet … Continue reading Troubled
The thin blue line needs to be broken. The evil of one was compounded by the three who watched and did nothing. There are many more good police officers than bad, but until the good speaks up, denounces and outs the bad, then you all look the same. #blm
Today I listened to the President explain that all was good with the "reopening", that, of course, he was right. His evidence? That the number of reported new cases of COVID-19 is trending down. Except.... Economists look at statistics in one of three ways, leading, coincident, or trailing. Leading statistics tell us what is going … Continue reading Let the Gaslighting Begin
Today is VE Day. 75 years ago WWII ended in Europe. We don't think about it a lot here because we were still at war in the Pacific with Japan. But in Europe? It's a big deal. There aren't many still alive who fought in the war. We must never forget. Nazism and hate are … Continue reading VE Day
I was listening to NPR this morning. There may be a big jump in the death toll the next day or so. NYC had about 4000 die who were not tested. They hadn't been counted among the COVID19 deaths. The deaths are being looked at and re-categorized. Frankly, no one knows how many really are … Continue reading Wednesday Update
In the age of COVID-19 we often can't hear other important things. Thank you to the BBC for the reminder that there are other things in this world. It was 40 years ago that Apollo 13 had an oxygen tank explode on the way to the moon. I've said for years that one of our … Continue reading Apollo 13
"Contact Tracing" seems to be the new buzzword regarding what we need to do to re-open the country. It is not. Only one thing will keep us safe: a vaccine. But what is contact tracing? From Wikipedia: In public health, contact tracing is the process of identification of persons who may have come into contact … Continue reading Contact Tracing
"May you live in interesting times" - Attributed as a Chinese Proverb Some also see it as a curse. Earlier today I was thinking that I'm looking forward to a day, hopefully in the near future, where the lead headlines in the newspapers and on news programs are not about COVID19. Then I realized that … Continue reading A Proverb? A Curse?
The link below is to the best overview of COVID19 that I've seen. It covers what it is, how it spreads, why soap works, how testing is done, and why social distancing matters so much. It's from the Yale School of Medicine. Watching it may be the most important 8 minutes you'll spend today. Thank … Continue reading COVID19: Real Facts
That is the enduring question in this time of the COVID19 pandemic. When will this end? As I've said in prior writings, I am not an epidemiologist, I am only someone who follows the data and extrapolates from the facts. As Dr. Fauci has replied, and I agree, the answer is "it depends". The part … Continue reading When Will This End?