This tweet reminded me that it's probably time for an update to my series of posts on COVID-19 masking:Public health messaging about this has been terrible. The truth is that not all masks are created equally, and some masks are much better than others. I think public health authorities have been reluctant to say this out loud for a number of reasons, such as not wanting … [Read more...] about N95 or Bust!
A few weeks ago, I ran across an opinion column by Ben Shapiro titled "When does the COVID-19 panic end?" I keep thinking about it, and how much it pissed me off, so I decided I might as well get it out of my system by writing about it.Two weeks to slow the spread.That was the original rationale for the lockdowns, masking and social distancing: Prevent transmission of … [Read more...] about Living with Covid is like being lost in the forest
Like many people, I've spend the past year trying to understand what's happening with the pandemic, and I thought it might be useful to share some of my favorite websites for data on COVID-19 in the United States.CovidActNowIf you want a one-stop snapshot of how the pandemic is going, start at CovidActNow. They don't have a lot of fancy data tables and charts. Instead, … [Read more...] about Some Useful Sources of COVID-19 Data
Some of you may know that I tweet out COVID-19 statistics and commentary once a week. One of my goals with this blog -- and by extension, my Twitter stream -- is that no one should be stupider for having read it. Since I'm not a professional epidemiologist, I try not to get too far outside the data in reaching for things to say. In particular, I have avoided the temptation of … [Read more...] about The Windypundit Immunity Model
The Covid-19 vaccine rollout has been a lot slower than hoped. Health authorities predicted that about 20 million Americans would receive their first dose by the end of 2020, but here we are, five days after that, and the official numbers say that only 15.4 million doses have been distributed and, more importantly, only 4.6 million people have received the initial dose of the … [Read more...] about The Vaccine Rollout is OK