Freak-out over case rates….and yet, if 20% of NYC really did have covid last month, then we have nothing to worry about from it any more, because the hospitals and support services were NOT even slightly overwhelmed!
JHU study on the effects of lockdowns. Worth the read. Basically we did more harm than good (which, duh).
Preprint: Study of inhaled carbon dioxide when wearing masks. For the TL:dr folks–the younger the mask wearer and the more active they are the more carbon dioxide you’re re-breathing, children in the study averaged 6439ppm after just a few minutes in a mask. The international standard for safe amounts? 5000ppm MAX.
In Kansas ’20, counties with mask mandates had higher CFR than those without mandates. An attempt to figure out why.
A while back the CDC did a “study” to “prove” that masks reduced covid cases in schools. It was a REALLY limited and badly done study. So someone redid it, looking at a bigger picture, with better controls. (spoiler, no evidence masks made a bit of difference).
Quote: The cumulative rate of infection over the course of the pandemic was about 24 percent in the mandate states as well as in the non-mandate states. Their cumulative rates of Covid mortality were virtually identical, too (in fact, there were slightly more deaths per capita in the states with mask mandates).
Editorial: looking at the covid response.
Mountain lion gets itself trapped inside classroom. Srsly folks, stop leaving the doors open!
I was not able to verify the numbers: World has 10 weeks of grain supply
2020 census results released. There’s a pattern to which states were undercounted and which were overcounted…..
since vaccines are on topic, and with the rise of monkey pox in the news: the most dangerous vaccine.