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Masks as insight into the public health administrator’s mind

Despite my criticisms, I have generally felt that our public health officials have done a reasonable job.   I’d give them something in the C+ to B range.  This grade does not include the colossal testing failure, which I suspect was thanks to bureaucrats who we may discover are not public health people at all.  But there is another major test that has been failed, and this one is squarely in the laps of our ‘expert’ health officials.

This failure concerns masks.

We have known for a very, very, very long time that masks have great potential to curb the spread … continue reading...

The Coronavirus: Germany or Italy the model for the US? Travel bans, yes or no?

Lots to say these days, but I have a life.  It may surprise some–it won’t surprise those who know me best–that my life hasn’t changed much due to these lockdowns.  When you are a quasi-prepper who anticipated such things years ago, you’re already well ahead of the curve, ya know?  So, my life continues basically as normal, which is to say, I’ve got things to do!

But I just wanted to take a minute to highlight the curious case of Germany.

As I write, Germany has only 20 deaths with 7,600 confirmed cases.   Italy has about 28,000 cases and 2,158 … continue reading...

Coronavirus: Where are all the dead Americans?

Let’s say that Town A has a case of ebola and Town B has a case of chicken pox.  You put them both under lock down.  When it is all said and done, neither ebola or the chicken pox escape their respective towns.  The measures were successful–but then, that’s a rather trivial observation if the whole question is whether or not the town should have been locked down in the first place.  The success of the lock down tells you nothing about the danger of the particular disease.  This seems to me to be self-evident, but apparently we need to … continue reading...