Monthly Archive: March 2020

Hospital Capacity will Soon be Taken Up

I think most people aren’t aware of the risk of systemic healthcare failure due to #COVID19 because they simply haven’t run the numbers yet. Let’s talk math. 1/n — Liz Specht (@LizSpecht) March 7,...

‘Hamsterkauf’

From DW: The coronavirus scare has seen quite a number of Germans resorting to panic buying, although the chances of them really needing a lot of stuff at home over a longer period are rather...

NYT: Liar, Lair, Coronavirus Pants on Fire

Senior in the NYT: On Saturday, The Associated Press reported that Trump overruled his own health officials, who wanted to warn older Americans and the fragile against flying on commercial airlines. Our storied C.D.C., now...

Dr. Anthony Fauci: Not His First Rodeo

From the NYT: Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases, is widely respected for his ability to explain science without talking down to his audience — and lately, for managing to...

Bizarrely Bad at Math on MSNBC

Really? From FOX: The Super Tuesday evening post, now deleted, said: “Bloomberg spent $500 million on ads. The U.S. population is 327 million. He could have given each American $1 million and still have...

Why Do Such Old People Run the Country?

From The Atlantic: When Joe Biden climbed to the stage in California to celebrate his Super Tuesday comeback in the Democratic primary, three things happened in a matter of minutes. He basked in the...