Anybody Remember That One Guy Who Said “Don’t Freak Out”?

I want everybody to remember that there were voices from the beginning saying “don’t freak out,” and those voices were silenced and ridiculed. And they were right.

Coronavirus Overreaction: A Continuing Series

John P.A. Ioannidis points out that data is important, and we don’t have enough of it yet to justify making the world-altering decisions we’re currently making: Reported case fatality rates, like the official 3.4% rate from the World Health Organization, cause horror — and are meaningless. Patients who have been tested for SARS-CoV-2 are disproportionately … Read more

Still More (or Maybe Less) on Coronavirus Overreaction

Well, I was going to provide a link to an article about the overreaction to the Wuhan Flu that was jam-packed with statistics and graphs and rational arguments. But I checked it this morning and, whaddaya know, it’s gone: Replaced by a message that says, “This post is under investigation or was found in … Read more

More on Coronavirus Overreaction

Here’s an article from the Cato Institute on the economic dangers of overreacting to the Wuhan Flu. Important bit: In a Washington Post piece, a small‐​business owner with 75 employees expressed her fear at the impossible situation she is in. Cathy Merrill argues that even a two‐​month closure would be a death sentence to businesses … Read more

Some Optimism for What Comes After

I am the most optimistic guy in the whole pandemic. And why shouldn’t I be? My commute time has gone from about an hour a day to zero. All my meetings have either been moved online or eliminated entirely. The amount of time I’m spending with my wonderful wife and kids has gone way, way … Read more

How About a Nice, Warm Cup of Calm Down?

It’s about time we started seeing more articles like this one from Powerline, Stop the Insane Overreaction: Here is a prediction: the deaths of Americans caused by the Wuhan flu bug will be dwarfed by the suicides committed by people whose life’s savings have been wiped out, whose businesses have been bankrupted, whose jobs have … Read more