It seems like it’s been an eternity since the mad rush to get vaccinated in the United States. Some of us took desperate measures to skip ahead in line to get the first dose. Initially, the results were astounding — in just approximately four months,… Read More »Coronavirus Strikes Back (ft. Delta)
It’s Thanksgiving, also known as DJ Khaled’s birthday, and COVID-19 is back with a vengeance. We’ve all been cautioned by the CDC to celebrate a socially distanced holidays this year, and the data shows most of us are ignoring them so far. I’m not here… Read More »COVID: A tale of two Americas
The president has COVID. A number of his close confidants, including Kellyanne Conway and Chris Christie, have COVID diagnoses of their own. It appears that Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s Rose Garden Nomination Ceremony was a “superspreader” event that spread COVID among all levels… Read More »Is the GOP taking COVID-19 seriously?
COVID has been tough for all of us. It’s been 171 days since the White House declared coronavirus a National Emergency, and life hasn’t been the same since. As with any major life change, there are bound to be mental health effects for a lot… Read More »America’s Mental Health
It’s been some 45 days since the White House declared COVID-19 a National Emergency and the bulk of us became largely confined to our homes. As people begin to agitate for the end of the quarantine and a number of states begin to open up,… Read More »Coronavirus: Some Thoughts on the Quarantine
Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard of COVID-19, colloquially known as Coronavirus (or, if you prefer, Caronavirus). Your state may have multiple confirmed cases, and you may be under quarantine and working from home. You might even have it and passed it to others… Read More »Coronavirus: How are we doing?
To create my metric, I make use of a 2-parameter model pioneered by Viboud et. al. Specifically, it measures number of cases on day t, C(t), using the following parameters: r is a measure of growth rate, A is a constant, and the “deceleration of growth parameter” is given by… Read More »Coronavirus: How are we doing? (methodology)