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Some basic economics of the covid-19 pandemic

In 2007, the St. Louis Fed summarized research about the 1918 influenza pandemic and used it to predict what would happen in a pandemic like the present covid-19 crisis. Their predictions have been pretty accurate. For example, the report predicted

Posted in Health, Labor

Bush and his team was SOOO much better than Trump and his team.

Once again I find myself longing for the good old days of the George W. Bush administration which was so much more honest and competent.  And they weren’t racist nor corrupt. Here is Bush’s chief economic advisor on what should

Posted in Health, Macro

America’s covid-19 testing fiasco

Investigative journalists and at least one think tank are putting pressure on the American government to improve our shameful coronavirus testing capability. There is a great article by Brian Resnick and Dylan Scott this morning about it with this new

Posted in Health

How the US should have responded to covid-19… For next time?

If you are scared of the coronavirus and you want to travel somewhere in the world to escape it, ironically, you might want to book a ticket to the Republic of China, more commonly known as Taiwan because Taiwan has

Posted in Health

How do people get the coronavirus?

There are two likely ways that infected people transmit the virus to infect healthy people. Mucus like saliva and snot. These are primarily expressed two ways: As droplets that spray into the air when people cough and sneeze. This is

Posted in Health

Mike Pence promised 1.5 million coronavirus tests by today. We only got 2,000.

Over a week after I first became alarmed at how shockingly inept America’s covid-19 testing has been, today I’m finally seeing a lot of journalists investigating the problem. As Brian Resnick and Kylan Scott report: Here’s a big, discomforting fact

Posted in Health

Other countries can keep track of coronavirus testing. Why can’t the USA?

Here is a table from Karen Hustler showing how many people have been tested in a selection of nations. The USA is at the bottom of the list having done the worst job (as far as we know from the

Posted in Health

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