Top pick of the day: Tuesday

You won’t believe how bad coronavirus numbers are about to get in the US

Science Article by Chris Smith published online at BGR.com November 24, 2020.

Things seem pretty bad right now in this country. But, just how bad is it going to get? There is a natural tendency to believe that awful circumstances can only get better. Nature doesn’t always follow that rule. For hints, we turn to our best prediction models, put in all the latest numbers, and project where we think we will be in the future. In my Wednesday briefing, I’ll be looking at what a handful of those models said a month ago and how each one did at predicting where we are now. Spoiler alert: not well. In the meantime, here is an article focusing on what one high-visibility model is predicting for our near future. The bottom line is also not good: cases will double in 2 months despite being at record levels now.


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COVID-19 Top pick of the day: Thursday

It’s Time to Hunker Down

Health Article by Zeynep Tufekci published online at The Atlantic November 14, 2020.

This is the article you don’t want to read but know you should. Of course the news is not good but consider this: there are right now, hundreds if not thousands of American citizens who will soon be dead because they celebrate Thanksgiving indoors in groups instead of taking this advice.


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Top pick of the day: Monday

‘They’re not really doing anything’: As Covid-19 cases spiral, leaders around the U.S. lose urgency on prevention

Article by Andrew Joseph published online at STATNews.com November 9, 2020.

Everyone is talking about the big vaccine news. Not me. The idea that a vaccine is the cavalry we have been waiting to ride over the hill and rescue us is a very wrong-headed and destructive idea. A national case of “waiting for Godot.” The big story, in my view, is not the vaccine efficacy data (which is still a long way from settled) but the fact that state and federal leaders are not taking action to curb the most recent explosion of cases. This article is the real news that matters.


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