Archive for October 15th, 2020

“What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About Science”

October 15, 2020

Bias, overconidence and politics can sometimes lead scientists astray.
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That’s where the WSJ comes out in an essay by Matt Ridley — author of “How Innovation Flourishes”.

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Mr. Ridley makes a couple of transcending points:

> Organized science is indeed able to distill sufficient expertise out of debate in such a way as to solve practical problems. But, science is a flawed and all too human affair.

> Scientists are fallible.They are not omniscient demigods whose opinions automatically outweigh all disagreement.

> There is no such thing as “the science”.  Rather, there are different scientific views that need to be tested and debated.

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Oct. 15: C-19 Data Dashboard

October 15, 2020

221,824 Deaths-to-Date

951 Daily New Deaths  (peak 2,824 April 21)
> 7-day average 727    (peak 2.229 April 23)

57,930  New Cases
> 7-day average  50,715

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