Archive for the ‘Coronavirus’ Category

NJ Retirees Back To Teaching

A5576 was passed unanimously out of committees of both houses today. The new law would:

Permit [a] school teacher who is retired from TPAF to return to employment during public health emergency and state of emergency for COVID-19 pandemic, for up to two years without reenrollment in TPAF.

Some detail on what should be enacted shortly:

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In the Same Breath

Dysfunctional government designed to benefit party members is not unique to China. I am chronicling a particularly odious example in Kenilworth on the countywatchers blog but I won’t trouble you with that here.

More relevant is what this documentary shows us being fed by governments and experts last year. Remember?

Where not to look and someone we are sadly without who would have certainly looked.

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Counterintuitive Covid Truths

From my actuarial circle comes this article from a British economist calling it “striking how much Covid confusion still reigns. Some of the informational miasma is deliberate — there’s profit for some in the bewilderment of others — but much of it stems from the fact that epidemics defy our intuition.” Here, are Harford’s “five counterintuitive Covid truths that easily slip beyond our understanding” following by my New Jersey pesepective:

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The Truth About COVID-19 (Book)

Who are the knuckleheads here?

This book points the finger the other way and it’s ongoing (though at least he’s not closing parks again).

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The Truth About COVID-19 (Foreword)

Super-spreaders of misinformation (stalkers or the stalked?):

A reason for the stalking would have been this book which, thanks to one of the few reasons to stay in New Jersey (their library system), I was able to pick up today in Edison. The full CCN clip is below the excerpts from the forword by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

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Nightmare Scenario (II)

Subtitled “Inside the Trump Administration’s Response to the Pandemic That Changed History” this book covers the period from January 24, 2020 to October 30, 2020 laying out what you would have expected had happened to get us to where we are now.

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Nightmare Scenario (I)

Subtitled “Inside the Trump Administration’s Response to the Pandemic That Changed History” this book covers the period from January 24, 2020 to October 30, 2020 laying out what you would have expected had happened to get us to where we are now.

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NJ Retiree Update – June, 2021

Again heading the list:

The state website has been updated through June 30, 2021 and here is a little history and the payoffs:

 

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The Premonition: A Pandemic Story (III)

Labeled a non-fiction thriller that pitted a group of medical visionaries against our government.

Another members of Joe’s small public-health team, David Dynerman, also a mathematician, arrived with a different perspective. He’d been born in Poland and moved to the United States as a child. He had memories of Poland as a communist regime, and of the total breakdown of the government’s ability to be useful to its citizens. What he saw in the local U.S. public-health offices reminded hi8m of public services in Poland, but before the collapse of communism. “Poland now is not like this,” said David, after seeing the inside of a U.S. public-health office. “Poland now is more functional. Eastern Europeans are tough and kind of not shocke4d by a failed state. But these are the symptoms of a fai8led state.” (page 255)

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The Premonition: A Pandemic Story (II)

Labeled a non-fiction thriller that pitted a group of medical visionaries against our government.

“It’s often individuals who pick up the baton, and they’re not even doing it as part of their day job description.” (page 157) Joe DeRisi

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