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RE: RIP - Herman Cain - Goose - 08-01-2020

(08-01-2020, 05:49 PM)BostonCard Wrote:  I don't think we are as exceptional as we think we are.  Leadership matters, and if you have the federal, regional, and local governments all sending the same message, the people are more likely to follow,
Absolutely true. Another thing the German nation has done well is to keep any disagreements in policy pretty civil, and when a choice is made, everybody (well, almost everybody) is "all in", even the people who disagreed in the first place. In the USA, once sides are chosen, look out. The art of disagreeing constructively no longer exists here.


RE: RIP - Herman Cain - BostonCard - 08-01-2020

FWLIW (and no consolation to Cain or his family) there is no evidence that the Tulsa rally led to an excess in cases in its aftermath.

https://www.nber.org/papers/w27522

Quote:we find little evidence that COVID-19 case growth grew more rapidly in Tulsa County, its border counties, or in the state of Oklahoma than each’s estimated counterfactual in the three weeks following the campaign rally. Difference-in-differences estimates further provide no evidence that COVID-19 case rates grew faster in counties that drew relatively larger shares of residents to the event. We conclude that offsetting behavioral responses to the rally — including voluntary closures of restaurants and bars in downtown Tulsa, increases in stay-at-home behavior, displacement of usual activities of weekend inflows, and smaller-than-expected crowd attendance — may be important mechanisms.

BC


RE: RIP - Herman Cain - Genuine Realist - 08-01-2020

(07-31-2020, 05:21 AM)OutsiderFan Wrote:  
(07-30-2020, 09:51 PM)Genuine Realist Wrote:  It's a big world. The issue isn't binary.

GR (and everyone here), read the Vanity Fair article about Jared Kushner's national testing and tracing plan.
With all due respect, hit pieces in Vanity Fair and the New Yorker don't do much for me.


RE: RIP - Herman Cain - OutsiderFan - 08-02-2020

(08-01-2020, 09:47 PM)Genuine Realist Wrote:  
(07-31-2020, 05:21 AM)OutsiderFan Wrote:  
(07-30-2020, 09:51 PM)Genuine Realist Wrote:  It's a big world. The issue isn't binary.

GR (and everyone here), read the Vanity Fair article about Jared Kushner's national testing and tracing plan.
With all due respect, hit pieces in Vanity Fair and the New Yorker don't do much for me.

OK, let me put it in terms that might do something for you...

Your family is eating poisoned food that can cause cancer and kill them. Your government knows this but doesn't want to tell you. It doesn't even matter why.  A "hit piece" in Vanity Fair is available to you that provides information to protect your family. But since you aren't into protecting yourself or others for that matter with information you'd rather not believe, you'll just whistle past the graveyard and do your part to harm as many people as possible.