COVID-19: Trade-Offs Must NEVER Be Taboo

The lack of sophistication of journalists' analysis of the pandemic continues to disappoint... At this point, most journalists and politicians seem to fundamentally misunderstand the “flatten the curve” concept, which has devolved into a meme.“Flatten the curve” measures (such as social distancing) are NOT meant to lower the total number of people who become infected. [...]

COVID-19: Have We Reached A Tipping Point?

There are several mathematical axioms that the COVID-19 pandemic has validated, but the most consequential of these are: 1) For any group of people (# of people = n), as n approaches infinity, that group's capacity for stupidity approaches infinity. 2) Despite the fact that we're >200 years removed from The Enlightenment, people still prefer... [...]