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Monday, April 06, 2020

Morning Coffee

Almost 287% Wuhan Corona Virus-free. Because without a hard numerator/denominator, it's all just academic chicken scratch.

Analyst Discovers a Major Flaw in IHME Model Used by White House; Actual Numbers Are a Fraction of Expected
"Davis writes that if we’re going to shut down the entire nation’s economy to “flatten the curve” based on the projections of a single model, it shouldn’t be too much to ask that the model approximate reality when it comes to hospitalizations."
Models are notoriously inaccurate. IE: economic forecasts (unexpectedly!), global warming, etc. Yet, gross over-reactions are often the result. And people frequently prefer tribalism to rational debate about these numbers. I get called everything but a child of God when I simply ask, "How is it every year tens of millions of flu infections, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations for flu, and tens of thousands of flu deaths, do not overwhelm our medical system, or our economy, but this mysterious Wuhan Corona Virus with far fewer numbers has plunged the entire world into medieval darkness?"

"Shut up!," they yell.

The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself?

HMM: Memo Claims Your Stimulus Check May Not Arrive Until August.
"Shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected." *snort, chuckle*

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Days That End in 'Y' - editorial 'toons & memes

'Don't Crush that Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers' edition

Morning Coffee