Editor and Publisher of TPM. Lapsed historian. Polk Award winner.
@NateSilver538 4/ I think we’re using the term. I remain as big a fan as always. But I think you’ve decided that your understanding of the stats shows these were misguided policies - and you may totally be right about that - and based on that belief you’re writing off the contrary view as …
@NateSilver538 fair enough. I don’t expect you to change your mind. I will only say that having watched it on the ground and in the public opinion data that what kept the schools closed was mostly parents who were afraid to send their kids back to in person school. Rightly or wrongly.
2/ seeing tweets and headlines and people on TV saying that’s it, the final nail in the coffee of the CDC’s credibility, the experts, fauci, whoever else. First it was the end of masks, now they’re back! Which is it!?!? Everybody really needs to get the fuck over themselves.
Las Vegas Mayor offers city as "control group", "we offer to be a control group" to see how many people die without social distancing.