Infections are still high, but the LA/CA case-fatality rate has dropped since spring. Partly we’re spotting more of the mild cases, & younger people are a bigger % of cases now.
But also we’ve learned more about how to treat it:
– dexamethasone for patients on oxygen
– remdesivir shortens recovery time
– nasal oxygen turns out to be enough for many patients who would’ve been intubated
– we know about the clotting so we can jump on anti-coagulants
Note that a certain high-profile Twitter user’s favorite covid drug treatment isn’t on that list because it doesn’t actually work on covid.
Biased media always talking about von Doom as if he’s some international criminal instead of focusing on Latveria’s success at eradicating Covid-19 within its borders.
Managed to sort out the problem with the PC that we were starting to think we’d have to replace, so I don’t have to replace an entire PC!
Upgrading the video card in the main gaming box, though, and considering moving the old one over to the dual boot system. Looked up the current state of AMD vs. NVIDIA on Linux, and promptly found a flame war. *sigh*
“The plague doctors. They sound like they’re meowing.”
Things you never thought you’d say…
Context: Minecraft with lots and lots of mods running at the same time
All this time I thought the “Katie Kaboom” segments of Animaniacs were exaggerated.
It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. No, really: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/04/science/randall-munroe-xkcd-temperature.html
@MojangSupport I’m having trouble loading one of my build plates on Minecraft Earth. It finishes the progress bar, then jumps back to the map and shows the Uh-Oh Disconnected from server error. Other plates work fine, just not that one.