The story of K. This Overlooked Variable Is the Key to the Pandemic is an excellent informative read. Go to The Atlantic and read what Zeynep Tufekci had to say on September 30. And perhaps read her many other articles since the pandemic hit.
The graphs in Ireland are trending like it’s April all over again. Global infection maps such as Johns Hopkins are showing good information but we tend to be shown the wrong things by the media. It’s continually misleading to show counts rather than the rates per head of population. Please show us cities and counties and states and countries as 14 day averaged infection and mortality rates per 100,000 of population (called the incidence rate at Johns Hopkins). Or something statistically meaningful and comparative that we can readily understand.
The second wave is here.
Nations still do not have the say in who lives and dies.
There’s not much more to say on this subject.
This month a century ago, there were other things to worry about.
Here in Ireland, the Lord Mayor of Cork, Tomas MacSwiney was on a hunger strike that would take his life. The IRA were rampant and violence escalated as the authorities continued to imprison and execute nationalists. Martial law was only two months away.
In London, Sylvia Pankhust was charged with sedition for calling on workers to loot the docks. In Oxford, the first 100 women were admitted to study for full degrees. The British miners were on strike.
Russia granted independence to Finland as the bloody and brutal civil war came to an end.
The newly constituted League of Nations voted that the headquarters should move from Paris to Geneva and prepared for its first full session mid-November. It was hoped to mark a new world order. Mutual cooperation and peaceful resolutions were the dream. We’ve come a long way but not far enough.