Archive for Coronavirus

Yet Another Non Sequitur in the Coronavirus Debates

Steve Landsburg links to a Jeff Tucker article explaining that Woodstock occurred during a flu pandemic. Jeff writes: The flu spread from Hong Kong to the United States, arriving December 1968 and peaking a year later. It ultimately killed 100,000 people in the U.S., mostly over the age of 65, and one million worldwide. Lifespan […]

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Bob Murphy Show ep. 118: David R. Henderson on the Anti-Stimulus Bill, and Organizing a Protest of the CA Lockdown

Here’s the audio, and video below:

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BMS ep 117: Responding to Recent Economic Fallacies

Plus I give my thoughts on the labor market. Link here.

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Another NYC Dr Talks About covid-19

This is interesting, especially how he says he felt the specialists were mistreating in the beginning.

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Was Jesus Quarantined?

On Twitter, Jeff Tucker asked me to review his recent article using Jesus’ healing of a leper to comment on our current crisis. Let me summarize my two main reactions, and then elaborate on them: Contrary to the title of Jeff’s article, I actually don’t think the Bible account is saying Jesus was put into […]

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BMS ep. 116: A Libertarian NYC Doctor Explains the Physiology of the Coronavirus

Before I jump into my podcast episode, let me mention: This is an old SlateStarCodex post on “conflict vs. mistake theory,” that I thought was very illuminating. Now then: My most recent podcast episode is the last I’ll do on the medical aspect of the coronavirus. It fell into my lap; this doctor (a pathologist […]

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Bob Murphy Show Double Header on the Coronavirus

My interview with Dave Smith, and then my solo episode giving some toilet paper analysis–I am the whole package–but more important, some practical tips that our household has adopted to stay safe.

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Estimated vs. Actual Mortality Simulation

[EDIT: I changed the original title on this post, to clarify that I wasn’t giving even a back-of-the-envelope estimate of what I thought was actually going to happen. I am just showing how one particular issue affects observations.] One big thing about the coronavirus that I didn’t fully appreciate at first, is the lag between […]

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