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The CoVid-19 Endurance Test: Will We Pass It?

brilliant illustration by Nan Lee in the New Yorker The global social distancing effort has been one of humanity’s greatest collective achievements. I don’t think any human endeavor has ever saved so many lives in such a short period of … Continue reading

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CoVid-19 Update #9: What We Still Don’t Know

image by V Altounian in Science magazine showing some of the early discoveries about the widespread and serious effects of CoVid-19 on the body (other effects, and unique effects on some infected children, have been found since this report) I … Continue reading

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CoVid-19 Update #8: By the Numbers

The numbers above are my own second-guessing of published data on CoVid-19 as at June 8th, 2020. For reasons explained below, they may be wildly inaccurate, but they’re my best guesses at this point, based on the sources cited. This … Continue reading

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Some More Wild Guesses on CoVid-19

There has been a lot of second guessing recently about the optimal timing for shutting down and reopening the “non-essential” components of our economy in order to minimize death from CoVid-19 without causing economic hardship disproportionate to the direct suffering … Continue reading

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The Tragic Spread of CoVid-19 Misinformation

image from wikimedia — cc-A-SA 4.0 If you work for any progressive organizations, you’ve probably faced some situations where zealots with whom you usually agree are egregiously, even dangerously misinformed on some issue that ends up driving a wedge between … Continue reading

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10 Surprising Things About CoVid-19 You Probably Didn’t Know

Cumulative deaths by country, plotted against number of days since 10th death occurred; graphic by John Burn-Murdoch for UK FT. This is the fourth in a series of articles about the current pandemic, drawing on the best available science and … Continue reading

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CoVid-19, Complexity & Collapse: The Long Game

poster by Spanish cartoonist Miguel Brieva, reproduced in the Tyee Last week I summarized what I thought were the likely short-term developments with the virus, and thus far the models that have been developed have proved to be surprisingly accurate. … Continue reading

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What’s Next For CoVid-19: Some Wild Guesses

Forecasts April 9th, 2020 (shortly after this article was first written): [EDIT] Updated Forecasts May 4th, 2020: Current CoVid-19 deaths for North America West Coast jurisdictions to [EDITS: updated to April 9th & May 4th] per the nCoVid2019 Dashboard, and … Continue reading

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The End of Ideas

I believe in intuitions and inspirations. I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know that I am… I am enough of the artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: September 2020

Oh won’t you come with me, where the Wood River flows? We’ll watch it meander slowly, as the sky turns from red to dark. And as that sun goes down, we’ll throw our arms around each other and tell the … Continue reading

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