More testing doesn’t skew the data to “make us look bad.” It gives us the critical information we need to fight COVID19.

A friend's question sent me down a data rabbit hole this morning. Fortunately, I thoroughly enjoy crunching the numbers, since analyzing pandemic data predictions led to my first book. Fond memories. The question was essentially: If we test more than a smaller EU nation, won't that skew the number of cases to make it look …

BUT WHAT ABOUT ALL OF THE DEATHS THAT WILL RESULT FROM NOT OPENING THE ECONOMY?

Shout out to Russell Blake, who not only spared me from a long bout of procrastination, but also captured the spirit (almost word for word) of my thoughts regarding the question/statement: "the death toll from suicides, from drug abuse, from depression, from unemployment arising from closing the country is far greater than that of the virus." …

FUNNY HOW PEOPLE IN POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY DON’T LIKE “THE BLAME GAME.” WONDER WHY?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/when-this-pandemic-is-over-lets-avoid-the-partisan-blame-game/2020/05/05/fed82490-8ee9-11ea-a0bc-4e9ad4866d21_story.html When this pandemic is over, let’s avoid the partisan blame game Uh...how convenient. Sorry Mitch, this opinion piece isn't going to shield you from blame this fall, if you make a bad decision with the lives of thousands of students, their parents, grandparents and the communities connected to them. It'll ALL BE ON YOU, …

Global coronavirus death toll could be 60% higher than reported: Mortality statistics show 122,000 deaths in excess of normal levels across 14 countries analyzed by the Financial Times

https://amp.ft.com/content/6bd88b7d-3386-4543-b2e9-0d5c6fac846c?shareType=nongift&__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR3WQWq72QWadTEKg_SZQFBXtC5JVro2d9YA_lBhSCRjMuV2kt0GVWe8xpo Or you can listen to the two doctors who own an urgent care franchise in Bakersfield, California, who think the counts are being overrepresented (through hearsay!) and the lockdowns are no longer necessary. You know, because they stumbled on a massive conspiracy and everyone else is wrong. I'LL STICK WITH THE DATA FOR NOW.

Let’s take a quick moment to look back and clear the record. Hint: President Obama isn’t to blame for this.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/obama-ebola-coronavirus-trump-congress-tea-party-a9469186.html?fbclid=IwAR0d-_4-G6_NfL_7Sc3O2BxZrfbwiAvVl2J-XbCzUJG2uVlzmf8zMX9hU3M From handing down "broken tests" for a disease that didn't exist three years ago to he “inherited a broken system" and "They also gave us empty cupboards. The cupboard was bare … So we took over a stockpile with a cupboard that was bare.” DONALD TRUMP, the captain of our ship, continues to deny …

TIME TO PUT THE “IT’S JUST THE FLU” NARRATIVE TO REST.

The same doctor that penned the Wall Street Journal article propping up the "it's just the flu, bro. Let's get back to work" movement pushes fatally flawed study trying to support his original claim...and is torn to shreds by the rest of the scientific community. EXPERTS DEMOLISH STUDIES SUGGESTING COVID19 IS NO WORSE THAN THE …

We’re all eager to “get back to normal” for a number of necessary and compelling reasons. But let’s not push bunk science to get there.

HERD IMMUNITY WON'T SAVE US. All I have to add is this, from Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Yaneer Bar Yam's March 25, 2020 article The UK's coronavirus policy may sound scientific. It isn't. The key point--> "you need 60-70% of the population to be infected and recover to have a shot at herd immunity, and there …

The Live Free AND Die Movement

Watching the news, you'd think there was a massive ground swell of ANTI-LOCKDOWN sentiment out there. Enough to jam the streets and maybe even fill stadiums!NOT REALLY. JUST A FEW HUNDRED AGITATORS STRATEGICALLY SPRINKLED ACROSS THE UNITED STATES—REPRESENTING AN INCONSEQUENTIALLY SMALL MINORITY. What the Protests Are Really About-POLITICAL THEATRE See the "Open the Economy" Protests …