COVID-19 Leadership Matters – A Tale of Two States

The response to the COVID-19 crisis has varied from state to state depending on the perceived need for aggressive action and depending on political considerations in our divided nation. As a result, the United States offers 50 simultaneous experiments in epidemiological response, often with dramatically different initial conditions, such as the high population density and [...]

Quick COVID-19 Math

Due to the scarcity of tests across the country, hospitals usually only test those cases that they need to admit to the hospital.  The hospitals are not testing the majority of people complaining of symptoms, nor the many possibly infected asymptomatic people.  We need to keep this fact in mind when looking at the statistics [...]

Planting Pacifies Pandemic Panic

The cognitive disconnect is extreme. Beautiful March sunshine, flowers in bloom, the bees, buzzing in anticipation of a new season. Shuttered businesses, empty grocery shelves, shelter-in-place orders and lock-downs around the country, all in preparation for the onslaught of an invisible enemy. A liar in chief tries to turn a catastrophe to his personal advantage. [...]