Scalia’s Legacy

The new Supreme Court nominee is one of Scalia’s pupils. For me this is a terrible thing, but not for the usual reasons discussed in the press (but, of course, also for those). I covered this in a posting the last time the country went through this trauma. What happened to the days of finding a moderate candidate who could get 95+ Senate votes? From an earlier posting:

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Worse Than the Flu

So if we are talking about death rates, Covid-19 is roughly 10x more deadly than the flu for adults my age, and even worse for older adults. Note that the chart below is log scale, so the death rate is increasing exponentially with age for both Covid-19 and the flu.