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:
‘THE EVER FONKY LOWDOWN’
Amid enduring the pandemic and the loss of his father, the celebrated musician talks about cultural hustles, keeping jazz alive during quarantine, and those statues in New Orleans
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.
How many of these data point do we need? Should have mandated this nationwide months ago. Funny how the same people who complain about the economic costs of covid-19 don’t seem to want to do the simple things that would make it all but disappear.