Entries by jm

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2020-06-22 COVID-19 Update

Today is numbers. See our internal operations guide for COVID-19 here. The short version of today’s post? Infections are up. Worldwide infections topped 9 million today. CIDRAP reports, “It only took 6 days for the pandemic total to rise from 8 million to 9 million cases, 2 days less than it took for the number […]

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2020-06-16 COVID-19 Update

Yesterday we said we’d do numbers and then news. Here is the news. See our internal operations guide for COVID-19 here. See our post on Knox County & Knoxville Re-Opening Plan here I’m sure that there are more headlines that we could reference here. We’re doing out best to give a broad overview today, largely […]

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2020-06-15 COVID-19 Update

There is a lot of news out there, today we’ll focus on numbers and we’ll return for news later this week. See our internal operations guide for COVID-19 here. See our post on Knox County & Knoxville Re-Opening Plan here Back in April we began reporting on how there wasn’t a single COVID-19 narrative to […]

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2020-06-05 COVID-19 Update

Today’s post: Mostly news, fast numbers. See our internal operations guide for COVID-19 here. See our post on Knox County & Knoxville Re-Opening Plan here Today is mostly a news day. The headliner of the day is definitely the jobs report, showing that unemployment went down in May instead of going up. This was pretty […]

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2020-05-31 COVID-19 Update

Today’s post: June isn’t looking lovely right now. See our internal operations guide for COVID-19 here. See our post on Knox County & Knoxville Re-Opening Plan here Where to Begin? It’s hard to know where to even begin today. This week the US saw it’s 100,000th COVID-19 death and yet a single death, George Floyd’s, […]

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Masks & COVID-19

Let’s take a few minutes today to talk about cloth masks. This article is not a red/blue black/white article. The central conclusion right up front: we don’t know. We don’t know if they help, we don’t know if they hurt, we hardly know a damn thing about cloth masks and SARS-Cov-2. Alright, let’s dive in […]

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2020-05-21 COVID-19 Update

Short post, economics and the CDC is being less precise with their numbers than the media. See our internal operations guide for COVID-19 here. See our post on Knox County & Knoxville Re-Opening Plan here Thursday Economic Update New initial unemployment claims were released this morning (like every Thursday), they “fell” to 2.4 million, or […]

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2020-05-20 COVID-19 Update: Public Health Stops Pretending

Today, after a few days of agitation from local lawmakers, Knox County changed their re-opening plans. We’ll discuss that and then hit numbers. See our internal operations guide for COVID-19 here. See our post on Knox County & Knoxville Re-Opening Plan here Knox County Re-Opening Knox County announced today that Phase 2 will come three […]