It's been a weird pandemic. From day one of the response, I was asked to manage several very young and very bright public health workers for several jobs. Later on, I was promoted to managing other public health workers. Through it all, I've tried to follow one rule: Always be on the side of my [...]
Onesimus was an African slave brought by force to what was then the Massachusetts Colony. The knowledge and wisdom he brought with him saved lives at a time when smallpox was pandemic. I hope to be able to use all of the knowledge and wisdom of the people around me to do what I can in this pandemic.
People are hungry for more and more data about the pandemic. It’s not that they are trained on how to use it. It’s just that they want to have some sort of control over the situation. They need just a little more faith in the professionals.
There were plenty of warnings that the Federal Executive was not willing to be prepared for the pandemic. Lots of warnings were ignored. So here we are.
So we didn't stop the pandemic this time. Can we stop it next time? Can we stop an epidemic of anything anymore? What about the non-communicable diseases? How about stopping those epidemics of obesity or opioid overdose? Can politics ever stop getting in the way? Am I asking too many questions?
It's interesting to see what people are doing in light of this coronavirus pandemic. How far will it go? And what will I need to do?
Sure, you could use very expensive GIS software to do this, but why would you? Here I do some spatial association/autocorrelation analysis in R.
This novel coronavirus pandemic is my third pandemic as a human being (after the HIV and the 2009 H1N1 Influenza pandemics). Is it the big one? Not really. At least I don't think so.
I was asked to appear on a radio show a couple of weeks ago to talk about coronavirus. Enjoy!
Sometimes, you just have to chill...