Tag: #Economicshutdowns

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I’ve thought for a while he’s an unscientific crank. He worries only about the spread of Covid and does not appear to care if the collateral damage from lockdowns is far worse than the disease. Here a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, who died last year, agrees that he’s a bureaucrat not a scientist. https://twitter.com/rejento/status/1337408528324075527?s=21 Preview […]

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Well, now our out-of-control Governor and his Health Secretary have really done it this time. They’ve expanded their mask order to require masks “whenever anyone leaves home.” This, despite evidence that the risk of contracting coronavirus outdoors, especially while physical distancing is ~0. Please remind me, what “super spreader” events have occurred in most major […]

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COVID-19: The Dilemma in Pictures

 

We’d all like this to go away so we can get back to normal life. This is an attempt to show what’s involved graphically. Here’s a chart of what lets the virus expand its human footprint, or causes it to shrink:

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Many have played, or at least heard of, the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game. The goal is to find a path from the prolific actor to any other Hollywood persona, using six or less links generated by shared credits on films. Bacon seems to have worked with half that industry. And thereby hangs a […]

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Economic shutdowns accentuate inequalities. COVID-19 may not discriminate its victims by income, but the stringent policies our government takes undoubtedly do. The lockdown disproportionally impacts lower-income families and deepens economic inequalities at work and at home. Unequal in Work Preview Open

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Covid-19 in TN: A Spike in Suicides

 

I understand that Covid-19 is a deadly virus, and we need to take it very seriously. However, the blunt approach of shutting the entire country down is deadly as well, and that fact has to be recognized. To illustrate what I mean in real time, I point to Knox County in Eastern Tennessee where all the students have been sent home from University of Tennesse, and the world has essentially been shut down like everywhere else outside of the business that still buzzes inside various Walmarts and Krogers.

This is not the epicenter of Covid-19 in the Volunteer State. That is Nashville, a city that clearly annoyed Mother Nature in some way because she started gut-punching the poor capital way back when this virus still had something to do with Wuhan. The vast majority of the state’s almost 2,000 Covid-positive patients live in or around Nashville, which has never had time to recover from the slashes made to its belly by tornadoes.