What I’m Thinking About: Reverse Quarantine
COVID19 isn’t the flu.
But for under-45, COVID hospitalizes 1% & kills .014%.
All ages, flu hospitalizes 1.5% & kills 0.13%.
Restricting COVID to under-45s results in 6x flu hospitalizations & 1x flu deaths, & gets us to herd immunity.
Shelter the old, but release the young!
— Naval (@naval) April 16, 2020
This is the first time i’ve heard about letting the 45 year olds and younger out and back into society as a way to restart society and get to the general population to herd immunity. If you do it, it’s basically as dangerous as the flu. Interesting to think about.
It is basically the exact strategy used here in Sweden, not impossible.
— Erik Bjäreholt ⏳ (@ErikBjare) April 16, 2020
Also: Online Education is New
Found the kid playing with her dog instead of Zooming with her teacher. She told me not to worry. She took a screenshot of herself “paying attention,” then cut her video & replaced it with the picture. “It’s a gallery view of 20 kids, mom. They can’t tell.” She is 10. #COVID19
— Angie Maxwell (@AngieMaxwell1) April 15, 2020
I remember passing notes in class and then storing stuff in my TI-82 calculator. This new batch of kids are going to have so much more room to play with. The teachers better catch up quick or they’re going to get steamrolled.
I have a wife and kid with asthma so I was really happy to see that it’s not appearing as one of the main risk factors:
Well… as a lifelong asthma sufferer, these findings may prove to be reassuring as the studies continue!
— 🌪💜 Clare #StayHome #GoJoe Harris (fan) (@ClareWHarris) April 16, 2020
Ok, for the uninitiated, here is Frank Sinatra explaining to Johnny Carson in 44 brilliant seconds exactly why Don Rickles is a fucking legend. The payoff is worth your time: pic.twitter.com/w8rsOIbprJ
— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) April 16, 2020
We also lost Brian Dennehy yesterday (not to COVID). For me, he’ll always be Tommy’s dad in Tommy Boy and the old guy boxer in Gladiator.
R.I.P. Brian Dennehy. A fine actor with such a range! The kind bartender in 10 (79), the pompous sheriff in First Blood (82), the sweet alien in Cocoon (85), the crafty cop in FX (86) and many more. Good journey, sir. #BrianDennehy pic.twitter.com/b3qkAmppzn
— paulspieceofmind (@barebones984) April 16, 2020
Only 64 more days to go