Tag: Kevin Roche

God, I hope this epidemic ends soon, but in the meantime…..

covid mask hanging on rearview mirror

By Kevin Roche Another big picture, what have we learned, summarization.  And let us start with an interview in which  charter member of the Axis of Evil, Andy Slavitt, now advising our president on CV-19 matters, which seems appropriate, when…

The COVID-19 epidemic is winding down, or is it?

woman holding a poster with anxiety

By Kevin Roche I can tell people just want this to be over.  The new administration and its co-conspirators among the state governments have every incentive to minimize the epidemic and be able to claim victory, so death counters are…

A head full of coronavirus research, part 92

doctor graphic with magnifying glass

By Kevin Roche Well, so far in Florida, people seem to be going about their daily lives fairly normally. Appalachicola, which is a cute little tourist town, and Port St. Joe, were quite busy. A lot of virus refugees looking…

School closings and lockdowns

Elementary school children

By Kevin Roche The first paper deals with schools and their role in transmission and was published in the journal Pediatrics. (Ped. Article) The study looked at 11 school districts in North Carolina which had been open for 9 weeks of…

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Christmas Eve

By Kevin Roche It is Christmas week, and even for many non-Christians, this is a big holiday time.  It is the winter solstice, the time when the darkness begins to fade away and the light grows.  It is a time…

Save the children

By Kevin Roche I got a comment from a physician on Thursday that everyone should read, as it is personal testimony to the enormous damage we are doing to children by blocking them from getting a normal school experience.  I…

How do you think this pandemic ends?

By Kevin Roche There are only two ways that this epidemic ends.  One is by population immunity that makes transmission rare, and one is eradication of the virus.  The latter is simply not going to happen.  The former can be…

Some miscellania coronavirae

By Kevin Roche If you haven’t seen the Bill Maher video on the absurd paranoia about coronavirus across the country, you must watch it.  (Maher Video)   Once again, too much sense for our policymakers.  But maybe if more people keep…