I read a liberal site that likes to claim that the America’s testing failure is because we rely to much on the free market. Timeline: The Regulations—and Regulators—That Delayed Coronavirus Testing That same liberal site kept wanting the media to name and shame the contractor that provided the bad reagent. Turns out, the CDC containment the regent in their lab. Coronavirus tests were delayed by contamination at CDC lab, report says
Not really fair, because almost all countries have one urban area that was the source of most of their problems. But still interesting. Here’s How Much Downstate New York Is Skewing the United States’ Coronavirus Numbers
This was a choice. U.N. warns economic downturn could kill hundreds of thousands of children in 2020
Problem with the Country Part One: if you live in a democratic state, be prepared to be locked down for a long time. Most Americans Worried Country Closed By Coronavirus Will Reopen Too Quickly, Poll Finds
Problem with the Country Part Two: This should not be news and should not be surprising anyone. But few people have been paying attention (or at least, reporting on) the data from Iceland, Italian studies, an cruise ships that said this was so. Never mind that the Chinese said this right from the beginning (although I understand that nobody trusts them). Coronavirus clue? Most cases aboard U.S. aircraft carrier are symptom-free Along the same lines and further showing that nobody is paying attention… CDC reviewing ‘stunning’ universal testing results from Boston homeless shelter
Sigh. Always asking questions and never coming up with answers. We can add all of Africa and number of other countries to this mystery. Why does India have so few Covid-19 cases and deaths?
Hot spots erupt in farm belt states where governors insist lockdowns aren’t needed
Emergency Powers Forever. ‘Significant’ coronavirus mutation discovered, could make vaccine search ‘futile,’ study says
I don’t necessarily think this is a bad thing, but just remember this when people compare our case load with other countries. I don’t think anyone else does it this way. US virus numbers now include probable cases without tests
Price controls caused a large part of the problem. Why There Aren’t Enough Masks, and How to Get More
I have been more or less ignoring this but it shocked me when the Washington Post got involved. They are a pain to link to so here is this instead. Sources believe coronavirus originated in Wuhan lab as part of China’s efforts to compete with US
I guess they all want to kill Grandma and have no soul. Fed-Up Michiganders Stage Massive Protest Against Whitmer’s One-Size-Fits-All Lockdown Also this When Will The Riots Begin?
File this one under things that I hope are true. The Lockdown Is Loosening Whether Government Likes It Or Not
Glad we don’t have to find out if they can get worse. Frontier files for bankruptcy, says its broadband service won’t get any worse
This is the chart that people should be paying attention to. It tracks total mortality so it is better then charts that only track reported COVID deaths. It also allows you to see how bad COVID has been (or not as the case may be) compared to other recent (and by that I mean within the last 5 years) spike in the death rates. Weekly mortality as deviations from the baseline (Z-score) for the past 4½ years in the data-providing EuroMOMO partners, in four age groups.
More importantly is the effect it will have on olive oil. Deadly olive tree disease across Europe ‘could cost billions’
This was a policy choice. Not something the COVID virus did. But people don’t want to take responsibility. Coronavirus Has Broken America’s Food Supply
Bloomberg News Killed Investigation, Fired Reporter, Then Sought To Silence His Wife
If you look at total mortality, Sweden is doing even better. And Japan is doing better then almost any modern country. Not sure why people keep acting like Japan is doing something wrong. Why isn’t Sweden exploding?