Category Archives: Pandemic

Nassim Nicholas Taleb: No, Covid 19 Is Not an Old Person Problem

Yves here. Nassim Nicholas Taleb shreds the misguided logic behind Covid age-ism. And that’s before getting to the fact that in South Africa, the notion that the old are more likely to get really sick is simply not true: The newscaster starts by describing an “exponential” rise in cases, then interviews the head of ICU […]

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Probable Vaccine-Escaping Covid Variant Sequenced in Gauteng, South Africa and Spreading Rapidly; Press Underplaying Downside Risk

A very nasty new variant is spreading rapidly and looks to evade monoclonal antibodies and current vaccines. Assume the brace position.

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McKinsey, the Force Multiplier for the Opioid Crisis, Goes All in With Anti-Public-Health Messaging on Covid

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