Tag: virus

A little late night rambling about the epidemic

By Kevin Roche The human toll of this epidemic has been enormous, but it hasn’t been the virus and the disease ensues from infection that has caused the most harm, it is the self-inflicted global wound of lockdowns and other…

The epidemic was front-loaded everywhere

By Kevin Roche This is a cool chart, courtesy of a Twitter user. Kind of a mirror image look. Shows what is going on in Spain, which like several European countries has seen cases rising again. Deaths on the bottom,…

My inner thoughts on whatever it is

by N.A. Booko Siler City, NC – I should know better than to put inner thoughts into print. I have learned the hard way that thoughts and statements can be misinterpreted, twisted, misquoted and used as a personal harpoon. They…

How to think about coronavirus modeling

By Kevin Roche The diagram below is designed to help think through how coronavirus epidemic models could be built.  In this diagram I am assuming that you pull 1000 people randomly from the US population and that you assume they…

In my opinion: Stop the economic suicide

by Kevin Roche A variety of extreme measures completely upending our economy and the lives of every American, including threatening job loss to tens of millions, mostly low-income workers, have been taken in response to the coronavirus. These measures have…