I think this is, largely, bullshit. This is after-the-fact ass-covering and not the way it happened at all.
The WHO (and others) stated that masks were completely ineffective. Period. That was the lie, and that most people knew was a lie.
Besides, good studies have shown that regular surgical masks do protect the wearer against infection, and at about the same rate as N95 masks.
So, the above is just…wrong, in several different ways.
Economy is the walking dead. Damn.
The Unemployment Rate Is Probably Around 13 Percent. It’s almost certainly at its highest level since the Great Depression. Here’s how we estimated it.
I agree with this assessment, by the way. I was thinking 12-15 percent yesterday just doing basic math. Anyone who thinks this won’t have an enormous impact for a very long time is a huge dunce, perhaps the biggest ever discovered by science.
Wore a shirt yesterday that I haven’t put on in about two years. Used to be a bit loose. Now it’s snug. Still not accustomed to the fabric of my shirts touching my arms so much again. I’ll take it, though.
The Invention of the AeroPress.
No matter how you make coffee, it all tastes like licking a nasty garbage can to me.
No. This is bullshit. The times in the past few weeks that we’ve gone to the supermarket, we’ve seen multiple people with 2-6+ huge packs of toilet paper in their carts — enough to last a family of four months.
You can’t tell me that’s not hoarding. Contrarianism just to be contrary doesn’t lead to truth. It’s just another, cooler way of being a dumbass.
Of course there is an upsurge in demand. But the hoarding started before the main body of the crisis even hit. What really started it is news out of Australia that toiler paper was short there due to Covid-19 panic-buying. The hoarder types in the US picked up on that and started buying huge amounts in excess. Hoarding begets hoarding so many people followed the initial hoarders.
That is how it happened, and that article is complete bumbaclot.
After the initial impact of shutdowns on a few industries, the coronavirus pandemic is leaving a much broader swath of unemployment.
Motherfuckers who don’t know how the economy works are learning how the economy works.
Ok, no, they are probably not. People don’t learn. But it’s a nice fantasy.
Record 6.6 million people file for unemployment benefits.
This is unprecedented, obviously. It shows the stimulus should have been larger and more immediate. This will not end well.
Everyone thinks they’re hard till there’s a gun in their face.
So much for that “But we should be worrying about the fluuuuuuuuuuuuu” ri-fucking-diculous horseshit all the assclowns were spouting two months ago.
No one who said that or wrote that should ever be allowed to have an opinion on anything again.