Benjamin Morris

Benjamin Morris


Sports epistemology junkie. From Alaska via Hawaii, the Army, Yale, Stanford, @FiveThirtyEight, and many casinos in between. Husband, father, textbook-writer.

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Is this what pets feel like all the time?

@NateSilver538  Really? I tend to think controlling for population is a bit overrated, at least in the earlier going. Outbreaks grow from similar sized starts (though maybe not in NY), and you try to get them under control while they're still spreading.

Note I don’t think we’re there with CV. And the “potential years of life lost” for Spanish Flu will massively dwarf CV no matter what scenario plays out. But w/back-of-the-envelope calculations, if CV isn’t stopped it may have PYLL exceeding cancer and heart failure combined.

Welp, just in case you thought maybe now is the time to move to Easter Island, write that novel, and let the world sort itself out for a couple of years: Nope, they have Coronavirus there too.

@Chris_arnade  Many places have been somewhat on top of this. When Fresno schools shut down they announced free WiFi coverage for at least downtown. Also major providers have deals where low-income families can get it installed at home. Also I believe some have made hotspots free nationwide.

@friscojosh  Totally agree. We shouldn't be so quick to give Tom Brady credit for everything he did when he had the greatest ever at the most important position for 20 years on his team.

So, smart people out there, are there any examples yet of places that have had a substantial CV outbreak, have "gotten it under control" AND have returned at least somewhat to normalcy?

Seriously, it's not just NR. Everyone stop writing articles about how such-and-such a place that hasn't been hit quite as hard as other places--YET--must be doing something right that no-one else is. We're in the early stages of this thing virtually everywhere.

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Y'all who didn't even include Steph Curry in your MVP debates should be ashamed, because he's the MVP:

The NBA should cancel today’s games and every team’s next game, and let this go down in the history books as an *81*-game season.

This is by far the best "state of the election" graphic out there and should lead instead of map, IMO:…

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Everything you need to know about Mayweather/Pacquiao in one chart:

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You're not a football nerd unless you laminate this chart and keep it with you at all times:

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It's been over 5 years since I wrote Lionel Messi Is Impossible, yet somehow it still seems timely:

I’ve tried teaching my kids this every once in a while since they were babies, and tonight my 8-year-old son suddenly just GOT IT and can now count to 31 on one hand easily! @ryanqnorth  I know everything sucks in the world, but for right now I’M SO HAPPY!!

I swear this isn't just #NeverTrump  fanfic: Evan McMullin really could be the next POTUS.

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