Goldilocks Policing

Goldilocks Policing

I have friends in the NYPD who describe to me constantly being approached by “youths” that make a finger gun at them and say something like “turn your back on me, piggie, and see what you get.” A lot of the cops have strapped on extra guns...
Convenience or Catastrophe

Convenience or Catastrophe

All over the landscape, whether it be real or virtual, the debate about re-opening the economy grows louder every day. The player-archetypes are both apparent and expected. At the extremes are the hypochondriacs and the hoaxers, and their excesses tend to drown out...
It’s Hard To Scream Nuance

It’s Hard To Scream Nuance

A political friend shared this observation on social media this morning: Group 1. Virus is not that serious open up and soon as possible and give us back our freedoms. The economy is dying. Group 2. Virus is very serious and we need to keep everything locked down as...
It’s NOT The Flu

It’s NOT The Flu

COVID-19’s comparisons with “normal” mortality from seasonal flu is a misguided mental model. “Why” is well illustrated in this must-read Scientific American piece by a front line clinician, and is the most important article I’ve read on what...