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Miles Kimball
Eaton Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado, Bloomberg columnist, and independent blogger on economics, politics, religion & fighting obesity
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Miles Kimball 6h
Today's link: "Elizabeth Thomas: Can Time-Restricted Eating Prevent You From Overindulging on Thanksgiving?"
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Noah Smith 🐇 Sep 19
In which argues: It's possible for society to be too woke, but right now we're not woke enough.
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Noah Smith 🐇 Oct 10
Miles Kimball () is looking for research assistants for a project measuring human well-being! If you're interested, check this out:
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Noah Smith 🐇 28 Oct 19
"We controlled for X" No. No, you didn't.
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Abraham Thomas Nov 9
Okay, this post is so good I want to quote every single line of it. argues -- passionately and convincingly! -- that it is a moral imperative for rich countries to open wide the doors of immigration. Strong endorse!
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Matt Burgess 2h
I'm in 's Positive Intelligence pod with Scott, and agree that it has been very helpful. With all the stresses in the world right now, I highly recommend engaging with some kind of mindfulness, coaching, or proactive mental health program or literature. 1/
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Miles Kimball 3h
Replying to @HHIDavidson
What do you have against Yellen?
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Childe Hassam 3h
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Miles Kimball 3h
My prediction: Donald Trump will be the GOP nominee for president in 2024. If Joe Biden governs badly or has too much bad luck, the Donald will have a nonconsecutive second term 2024-2028.
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Miles Kimball 3h
Publicly, the president says he will ‘never concede.’ Privately, he & his aides are focused on his political future. “dozens of emails a day seek­ing to raise money by cit­ing the le­gal fight, a por­tion..to a lead­er­ship PAC the pres­i­dent con­trols”
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Miles Kimball 4h
“States and mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties that..aren’t over-whelmed will tend to have lower death rates..the in­fec­tion fa­tal­ity rate of Covid-19 in the spring in New York City..he and his col­leagues pegged at around 1%.”
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Miles Kimball 4h
“Con­trol­ling for..age & pre-ex­ist­ing ill­ness..drop in the na­tional death rate can be largely linked to im­prove­ments in pa­tient man­age­ment & treat­ment..less in­va­sive meth­ods of oxy­gena­tion..an­ti­clot­ting drugs..steroid dex­am­etha­sone”
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Miles Kimball 4h
The U.S. Covid-19 death rate has declined by a third since April, researchers say “The coro­n­avirus is now killing around 0.6% of peo­ple it in­fects, an im­prove­ment from April, when the death rate was about 0.9%”
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Miles Kimball 4h
“There’s this nar­ra­tive I think a lot of peo­ple have that you get the dis­ease and you die, or you’re fine. And that’s not true..There’s a large range of health-care con­se­quences for peo­ple who get se­verely ill, not just death.”
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Miles Kimball 4h
“Re­searchers..ex­am­ined data from the Swiss city of Geneva to cal­cu­late fa­tal­ity rates for dif­fer­ent age groups. They found those over 65 had an in­fec­tion-fa­tal­ity rate of 5.6%—40 times the risk of some­one in their 50s.”
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Miles Kimball 4h
“A study by Dr. Rus­sell and col­leagues pub­lished in Feb­ruary that ex­am­ined data from China and an out­break on the Di­a­mond Princess cruise ship put the in­fec­tion-fa­tal­ity rate at around 0.6%.”
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Miles Kimball 4h
“ex­am­in­ing deaths out of the to­tal num­ber of in­fec­tions, which in­cludes un­re­ported cases—sug­gests that Covid-19 kills from around 0.3% to 1.5% of peo­ple in­fected. Most stud­ies put the rate be­tween 0.5% and 1.0%”
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Miles Kimball 4h
AstraZeneca has the least vaccine experience of..front-runners racing to deliver a Covid-19 shot. But it has promised..the most doses. “In May, the U.S. agreed to pur­chase 300 mil­lion doses with a con­tract now val­ued at $1.6 bil­lion, a huge or­der.”
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Miles Kimball 4h
“the Serum In­stitute of In­dia, the world’s big­gest vac­cine maker by vol­ume, agreed to sup­ply one bil­lion doses for low- to mid­dle-in­come coun­tries..It has made 40 mil­lion doses of the Ox­ford-As­tra­Zeneca vac­cine al­ready”
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Miles Kimball 4h
AstraZeneca “found its vac­cine was as much as 90% ef­fec­tive in pre­vent­ing in­fec­tions. De­pending on the dosage, the shot’s ef­fi­cacy ranged from 62% to 90%, with the higher num­ber ap­ply­ing to a lim­ited sub­set of trial vol­un­teers.”
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