So, I’m confused. Not that this should be a revelation to anyone, especially myself, but in times like we’ve been going through in 2020, well, I think we can all forgive each other for some level of confusion about what exactly is going on in our world. It’s nothing that makes me angry, in fact, in most ways, my confusion confirms what I’ve been thinking, discussing with friends, and even writing about here for several months.
I just read a very good piece by my friend Courtney, aka “godless_mom” on the efficacy of mask wearing during this pandemic. She makes, as usual very good points and of course, cites data where it’s required to show that masks do help slow the spread of the virus. As I go through the days, I read various essays, even some purported “scientific” papers on the usefulness or not, of masks. There’s a lot of opinion out there and most of it is based on very little science.Continue reading
I’ll be happy when the election is over. You?
Now back to more important topics. I was recently speaking with someone, an acquaintance, I guess, about the pandemic and how government has been handling it. Of course, here in the U.S., we basically have a possibility of fifty different solutions and as we’ve seen, there’s been some states that have made more progress than others. Then there are the states that seem to not want to even attempt to return to some kind of normal until the virus is completely eradicated . Good luck with that.Continue reading
No, the pandemic isn’t over and for some, it won’t be over until Joe Biden is installed in the White House. If Biden does win, we can expect all of the doomsday predictions from the press to go away and everything will be Happy days are here again. You can count on it. It won’t matter if hospitalizations skyrocket and the daily death count triples, Joe will fix it.Continue reading
Most of the time, I don’t really care what people have to say because, if they’re like me, their opinion is based on a bias of some sort. Opinions are just that and nothing more. What my readers see here is mostly my opinion. I attempt, when necessary to use evidence for that opinion, but sometimes that evidence doesn’t exist – at least not in a form that may convince anyone else. It’s always problematic, even in the hard sciences, because there are always some outliers that can use essentially the same evidence and come to a completely different conclusion.Continue reading