We were on the lookout for brown terrorist, Muslim terrorists, or foreign terrorists.

Instead, white, atheist, native-born terrorists are burning cities. They were indoctrinated in high school and college, not madrassas.

Let's put less effort into border control and more into public-school teacher control.

Refusing to wear a face mask sends a message.

That message is: Hey everybody! I don't know what "externalities" are!

There's been an attempt at turning abortion into a comedy.
washingtonpost.com/arts-entert

My reaction is the following quote:

"There is a secret society of only four persons that manufactures all the jokes of the world. One of these persons is unfunny and he is responsible for all the unfunny jokes."---R. A. Lafferty in "About a Secret Crocodile"

I must admit that mathematical models of epidemics can have blind spots. xkcd.com/2355/

Mask wearers are “dramatically less likely” to get a severe case of Covid-19
inverse.com/mind-body/masks-br

(submitted by bookofjoe)

If the only possible solution to the coronavirus crisis is herd immunity, then the obvious course of action is to move to an area that had been hard hit but now has an oddly-low rate of new infections with little tendency to increase.

IOW, I will take the advocates of herd immunity more seriously if at least one of them also says "Start spreading the news... I'm leaving today..."

A month ago, I did an experiment. I put a surgical mask on and read my O2 level on a pulse oximeter. It read 95. I took the mask off and it still read 95.

I finally got around to repeating the experiment.

Mask on: 96%
Mask off: Flickered between 96% and 97%

Why couldn't the rest of you do that?

In April, parts of the Establishment started to recommend masks and the nerds breathed a sigh of relief.

In May, people who weren't paying attention earlier accused the nerds of obeying the Establishment.

Now in June, steam is starting to come out of nerd ears.

The mask timeline:

In January, the medical Establishment trivialized the pandemic and the my community (nerds) insisted on facing the problem.

In February, the medical Establishment awoke and ... banned testing and told people not to wear masks. The nerdo-American community stopped shaking hands and started hoarding masks.

In March, the medical Establishment talked about "flattening the curve" (but still opposed masks) and the nerdo-American community talked about "nuking the curve."

"The Swedish Constitution comes into play in another, more significant way, namely the strong independence of public authorities from government interference."
wsj.com/articles/freedom-and-s

So... In Sweden, the government is independent of the government?

It sounds like Sweden's minimalist approach to COVID-19 control comes from their Deep State.

The also mention the claim that the "Limits to Growth" predictions are coming true. For an analysis of that see
slatestarcodex.com/2014/09/03/

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When you read the article, you will eventually get to the line in which it turns out that the IPCC disagrees with these "top" scientists.
resilience.org/stories/2020-06

Are large numbers of genuine public-health experts saying the protests outweigh social distancing?

We see large numbers of third-rate nobodies claiming to be public-health experts supporting the protests.

We see large numbers of genuine public-health experts emitting standard anti-racist cliches.

We see small numbers of genuine public-health experts saying the protests outweigh social distancing.

Deleted?

The point I was trying to make is that you were citing a source that is posting nonsense in a field I know about.

If the importance of an issue is measured by how many lives are at stake, the only protest that can outweigh coronavirus is the Right-to-Life march.

The protests prove that social distancing has nothing to do with the Left.

I was social distancing before it was "cool." I am still social distancing after it's "cool."

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