Are COVID Deaths Over-Reported?

Are COVID deaths over-reported? Under-reported? A doctor digs into the available data for clues about what the official numbers can't tell us.

If you have ten minutes, this video is worth watching.

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Weekend Reads 7/18/20

The Trump administration is backing down from its war with Fauci after it became obvious it was backfiring

Fauci for his part had expressed bemusement at finding himself the target of attacks by the White House. Fauci has advised six administrations on disease prevention and control as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and opinion polling has shown him to be one of the US's more trusted voices on the coronavirus.

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Weekend Reads 7/11/20

Was Trump’s Mount Rushmore Speech Divisive?

But the conservative reflex to resist accusations of racism is worse than misguided in this instance. It does real harm to the conservative cause. Why? Because in this case the accusation is not false. It’s blatantly, obviously true.

 

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Weekend Reads 7/4/20

An analysis of three Covid-19 outbreaks: how they happened and how they can be avoided

“We must reduce the concentration of people and exposure time, the time they spend together,” says Maricruz Minguillón, a researcher at the Spanish National Research Council’s Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Studies (IDAEA-CSIC). “If we reduce both factors, we reduce the risk.”

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Weekend Reads 6/27/20

How Americans Feel About ‘Defunding The Police’

Indeed, in those very same polls, some of these policy ideas enjoy far more backing among the American public than the slogan does — though the level of support does vary pretty widely depending on the details of the proposal.

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The Perils of Rushing to Judgment

On April 6, in an essay for the National Review, John Fund and Joel Hay asked the question, Has Sweden Found the Right Solution to the Coronavirus? and concluded it had. They praised Sweden's approach to the novel coronavirus, which included isolation for vulnerable populations but did not include a general lockdown. Fund and Hay boasted that Sweden, up to that point, had only seen 401 COVID-19 deaths.

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Weekend Reads 6/20/20

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