As a very tiny bit of public service, I've been scraping the back-end data source at the CDC vaccination summary page, and until someone bigger and better comes along, I’m making the collected data publicly available here.This is all running on my personal desktop PC right now, and I maintain the code in my spare time, so I make no promises, especially if the CDC changes … [Read more...] about Historic Covid-19/SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Data
This is Part 3 of my four-part guide to Covid masks. In Part 1, I introduced some concepts and explained the limits to my knowledge, and in Part 2, I went over the different types of masks. In this part, I'll go into a bit of detail about how to choose which masks to buy.As I said before, I'm doing this with some trepidation because I'm not entirely sure this is the right … [Read more...] about Windy’s Guide to Masks – Part 3: Buying Guide
So I was watching the news this week, and I have stumbled across what is, at least to my non-lawyer mind, a legal ethics puzzle.The Senate has been holding confirmation hearings on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. And in response to many questions, she has declined to answer on the grounds that the subject of the question -- climate change, … [Read more...] about What’s the difference between a confirmation hearing and dicta?
I haven't been writing much about Trump lately, in part for reasons I detailed in an earlier post, but I figure now that we're in the final runup to the election, I should say something about why I believe it would be a bad idea to give him another four years in office. I started by reviewing my earlier posts about him, and I was surprised to discover that pretty much … [Read more...] about Trump campaign déjà vu
I'm no expert, but I've been poring over statistics on the Covid-19 pandemic since it began, and regularly tweeting out the numbers for the local Chicago area, and I'm starting to feel like I might have an understanding of some of the basics. And what I'm seeing right now has me worried that Illinois is headed for trouble.Let's start with the number of new confirmed cases … [Read more...] about Illinois needs another lockdown [Updated]