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?
The guy in the below clip goes through a list of old time ways of preserving Eggs without refrigeration. He then shows you how to do the method that he thinks is the best.
Bogus News Story Of The Day
From world champions to humbling defeat against Under 15s side… World Cup-winning USA women’s team suffer 5-2 loss against Dallas academy boys. The story is not bogus per say. The problem is that it is in the news. I say the same kind of headline with the Australian female team lost to a boys team in their country. The fact that these things are news shows how unrealistic their views on the relative differences between males and females are.
In The News
A Soviet Fighter Plane’s Tragic Error Brought Us Google Maps
California’s gas tax hike shows governor’s political skill
Palm Sunday bombings of Egyptian Coptic churches kill 44
Federal Judge Says Molestation Law Criminalizing Diaper Changes Violates Due Process
Salt grinders are bullshit, and other lessons from growing up in the spice trade . A lot of too cool for school swearing, but I found this interesting anyway.
Not In The News But Should Be
February 2017 MBE bar scores collapse to all-time record low in test history. In case you could not figure it out, the reason this should be in the news is that it shows that law schools are taking money from people and pushing them out completely unable to do the job they went to school for. I don’t think this general problem is only limited to law schools. More detailed commentary here.
Entertainment of the Day
Why F.E.A.R.’s AI is still the best in first-person shooters. Never played F.E.A.R. But the lack of AI development does seem to be one of the biggest flaws of modern games.