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CrazyEyeJoe  ·  31 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Boris Johnson says 3m people in Hong Kong will get path to British citizenship

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

Johnson's incompetence is legendary, but once in a while he does do a bit of good. This announcement certainly increased my respect for him, though.

CrazyEyeJoe  ·  89 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Back of a napkin COVID-19 calculations

    5 - is the US the only country reporting honestly?

Or maybe you have one of the world's most incompetent leaders.

From the vantage point of Europe, the US response to this crisis has been beyond laughable. And it wasn't amazing here either, so that's saying something.

CrazyEyeJoe  ·  103 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: We Will Regret Not Taking the Economic Effects of Mass Quarantine More Seriously

In general, I agree with your analysis. I won't even bother to read the article, as I've heard it all before, and your rebuttals make it obvious what kind of article this is.

However, one correction. The fatality rate you quote is the rate among confirmed cases. Not the total number of cases (many people go untested, and few countries are testing large numbers. Just South Korea as far as I'm aware). The estimated death rate across all cases is closer to 1%:


CrazyEyeJoe  ·  153 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Vox endorses three Presidential candidates (kinda...)

Very interesting. Being a leftie European, I was mostly pro Sanders, but reading these gave me a lot of background on Biden and Warren, which has made me sympathetic to all three, especially Warren.

Previously I would've been disappointed if Biden became the candidate, but if he did and ended up winning the Senate, that would certainly be a price worth paying.

I wish you all luck in the States in the coming election!