Still Going: The Energizer Pandemic

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Even if you follow the news, you might be forgiven for thinking that the SARS-COV-2 pandemic was largely in the past. You’d be wrong, of course. It is still very much with us, and has been growing steadily since (shortly…

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Endemic Failure: Rapid COVID Tests Don’t Work Very Well

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

The cornerstone of any “endemic COVID” concept, including California’s newly-announced not-yet-a-plan, will have to be testing. Lots and lots of testing. And more effective testing than we’ve managed to do so far. For example, the local school district runs weekly…

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Endemic: Just Another Word For “Giving Up”

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Newsom’s grabbing for the brass ring before the ride stops. Again. Today’s infuriating headline is “California to unveil shift to ‘endemic’ approach to coronavirus“. Endemic. So, for those of you who haven’t been paying attention, “endemic” means accepting the disease…

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Don’t Stop Now: Riding the Pandemic Tiger

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

It’s appropriate that we just entered The Year of The Tiger, since apparently a whole lot of folks need reminding about what “riding a tiger” means. ‘He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount’. And he damn well should be. One thing about…

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Hey America: Shut It All Down

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

A message from Italy: take this one seriously. Very seriously. It’s not often that I talk about something here where the solution is: extremely obvious widely agreed on by experts immediately doable by everyone (Usually, it’s the second one where…

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