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    Who Pays the Coronaman? - Covid #8

    Is this still true? Might depend on where one sets their cutoff for "vast majority. But it sure seems like this was very much the claim in the early days but that as time has gone on it appears to be less heavily slanted towards the older than the early narrative suggested. I've seen some recent suggestion that one of the pre-existing conditions that's a risk factor is, in addition to some of the oft-mentioned things like being immuno-suppressed or having bad lungs, is obesity. If that's true would that not have potentially enormous implications for why some numbers could be looking worse post-China? Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I am assuming that despite all of their economic growth that there's still much less obesity per capita in place Wuhan than in a place like NYC or London.
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    US Politics: Get Tested or Get Bested

    Seeing Senator Murphy on the news and wishing he was the nominee. He's like a Gavin Newsom where he's right in his prime and pretty great on the issues except doesn't strike people as too slick the way GN does to many.
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    Who Pays the Coronaman? - Covid #8

    Well, I did not believe in the sincerity of your question (which is to say that while you might be this clueless about "rona", I doubt you care much about these other issues you flagged).
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    US Politics: Get Tested or Get Bested

    Without any comment on where exactly the bottom is going to be on unemployment I am very curious / worried about whether there's a death-spiral on health insurance based on the unemployment fallout. We've heard plenty about the Obamacare exchanges over the years and whether this phenomenon would take hold, but those exchanges aside I do wonder what happens to other insurance pools assuming there's a huge new unemployment number which sure looks likely. I know there's that COBRA program which can help some stay on their insurance for a few months, but it's expensive and no panacea.
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    Who Pays the Coronaman? - Covid #8

    Did you write this on your iPhone from a Spring Break beach?
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    Who Pays the Coronaman? - Covid #8

    South Korea should be proud and the US should be ashamed. Fukuyama has a piece on the Atlantic's free COVID section here that's somewhat US-centric but gets into systems of government during crises that touches on China and other systems too.
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    Who Pays the Coronaman? - Covid #8

    Tom Cotton certainly has an anti-China bias...one comparable to Trump's, which I certainly don't share hence my hedge saying I hate to potentially be on his side. I appreciate that I got several thoughtful posts after posting that. And I don't relish participating in any kind of any piling on of China. That said, China's system of government still warrants special scrutiny if you ask me which has nothing to do with the Chinese people write large. Take for example their treatment of the whistle-blowing doctor who tried to warn them.
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    Who Pays the Coronaman? - Covid #8

    I hate being on Tom Cotton's side on anything, but are China's death figures reliable?
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    Westworld IX; 03.22.20 Divergence - Westeros.org

    I am struggling with it so far. With the caveat that I've been a bit too distracted while watching I think it's been comperably confusing to the previous seasons, so the overall departure from the park hasn't really come with any upside yet. Performances and the look of the thing still pretty great.
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    US Politics: Get Tested or Get Bested

    The Lord of Rhode Island seems to not quite get at this stage then that they're just Lord Corbray and Cuomo is Lord Arryn.
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    US Politics: Get Tested or Get Bested

    Seems like we're about to be broken up into 50 nation-states anyway. I would rather live under Lord Newsom or Lord Cuomo than Lord Abbott or Lord DeSantis.
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    US Politics: Get Tested or Get Bested

    It seems to me like there's a dual mandate related to the masks that is confusing to a lot of people. On the one hand there's the "frontline healthcare workers need them by far the most." which makes sense on a certain level. But everyone is also being told to bend the curve for the sake of the frontline healthcare workers. Presumably anything that slows the spread helps bend the curve ergo the general populous having masks is also potentially a good thing. ETA: Kind of on cue I see this article (Slate, free clicks, I think)
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: A new thread was Justified

    I thought I did OK on seeing movies this year but have only seen Parasite and Midsommer from this list. I'm not super-excited to see Little Women but could see myself getting to it. More anxious to see Portrait and Lighthouse.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: A new thread was Justified

    Finally getting on board with Joe Exotic and the rest of the tiger people. Wow.
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