Saturday, October 17, 2020

Friday, October 16, 2020

Friday evening has arrived,

so has the new data

Further on why the 'Surge In Cases!!' doesn't scare me

Though it does annoy hell out of me.

Some of the nation’s leading public health experts are raising a new concern in the endless debate over coronavirus testing in the United States: The standard tests are diagnosing huge numbers of people who may be carrying relatively insignificant amounts of the virus.

Most of these people are not likely to be contagious, and identifying them may contribute to bottlenecks that prevent those who are contagious from being found in time. 
The article covers what a bunch of people have been talking about for a while*: the tests being used are way too sensitive.  Which is bad for actually dealing with the virus, but real good for scaring hell out of people.

*Proving that, when they're not playing political agents, some people at the NYeffin'Times are capable of actual reporting

The wokescolds have a new list of demands,

'Anti-Indigenous Things to Quit Saying/Doing'.   Mr. Burkhead has a response which includes references to their bigotry and ignorance.
Especially this:
People don’t name sports teams after things they disrespect. When they name it after a group of people it’s because they represent courage, honor, and fighting spirit, or it’s about some kind of local connection.
Exactly. You could damn near write a book on that subject.  But the people who'd really need to read it won't.  If anything they'd buy the books to burn them.

Thursday, October 15, 2020