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US in 2020 records highest percent increase in deaths
on 23 Apr 2021
, latest 22 days ago ‘Excess Deaths’ in 2020 Surpassed Those of 1918 Flu Pandemicsource: https://www.nytimes.com/intera COVID-19 was the 3rd leading recorded cause of death after Heart Disease and Cancer. There was no apparent decrease...
Projected 100K to 200K fatalities in US by August still likely
on 18 Apr 2020
, latest 10 months ago A few weeks ago the White House was sharing projections of 100K to 200K deaths in the 1st wave. Since then, projections by IHME model  revised down to around...
Global coronavirus death toll could be 60% higher than reported
on 27 Apr 2020
, latest a year ago https://www.ft.com/content/6bd Mortality statistics show 122,000 deaths in excess of normal levels across 14 countries analysed by the FT.
Trumpists are the best and the brightest
on 23 Apr 2020
, latest a year ago https://twitter.com/Acyn/statu Rudy Giuliani asks why don't we do tracing for non-contagious diseases like cancer, and heart disease, and obesity.Even awful Laura Inghram's reaction looks like she knows she's promoting a...
COVID-19 in Sweden
on 21 Apr 2020
, latest a year ago Unlike most countries, Sweden has taken a very liberal approach to flattening it's coronavirus curve. Rather than shuttering schools and non-essential businesses, Sweden stands alone, instead opting to only give...
COVID-19 Genius award goes to...
on 15 Apr 2020
, latest a year ago https://www.theguardian.com/au Does anyone have any strong magnets?
Trump is becoming a more competent speaker
on 27 Mar 2020
, latest a year ago Trump generally waffles a lot in his speeches. These daily briefings and the reality that he can't bullshit his way through this crisis, seem to have been great practice for...
Why it’s too early to start giving out “immunity passports”
on 11 Apr 2020
, latest a year ago https://www.technologyreview.c the truth is, a test that is 95% accurate isn’t much use at all. Even the smallest errors can blow up over a large population. Let’s say coronavirus has...
Fauci calls out conspiracy theories over overstated COVID-19 death toll
on 10 Apr 2020
, latest a year ago https://www.theguardian.com/wo “There is absolutely no evidence that that’s the case at all,” Fauci told NBC on Thursday. “I think it falls under the category of something that’s very unfortunate –...
SSL for patrick.net
on 26 Jan 2019
, latest 2 years ago Hey Patrick, I didn't realize you have SSL support now since "patrick.net" stays on HTTP. Have you considered redirecting to HTTPS by default?
Check out the 4 homes Paul Manafort must forfeit
on 15 Sep 2018
, latest 3 years ago https://finance.yahoo.com/news 10 year prison sentence and $30 million.How many million penalty and years will Trump get?
Chevron's lawyer, speaking for major oil companies, says climate change is real and it's your fault
on 24 Mar 2018
, latest 3 years ago https://www.theverge.com/2018/ “Chevron accepts what the IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] has reached consensus on concerning science and climate change,” said Theodore Boutrous, who represents Chevron and is heading up...
Repubs taking aim at 401k contributions
on 22 Oct 2017
, latest 4 years ago https://www.nytimes.com/2017/1 The proposals under discussion would potentially cap the annual amount workers can set aside to as low as $2,400 for 401(k) accounts, several lobbyists and consultants said on Friday....
Investors or something else
on 19 Mar 2012
, latest 9 years ago So true story - some good friends of ours recently sold their lovely $1M home on the Peninsula, within a few days of listing, to an all cash buyer. The...