Two year follow-up to a post on path dependence.
They gave ivermectin to thousands of people outside of a controlled experiment. Was that unethical and bad medicine given the state of knowledge in late 2020? Yes.
In light of disparate impacts of COVID-19 itself and the social and economic fallout of the pandemic, research should concentrate on widening inequalities in fertility and family well-being, and their relationship to health disparities.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta has a podcast called Chasing Life about coming out of the pandemic. Associate producer Grace Walker interviewed me for an episode titled, "Let’s Talk About Making Babies (Or Deciding Not To)." In it reporter Chloe Melas starts with the story of a Black couple (two women, one of them trans) seeking…
Births fell more in January/February in those counties with more COVID-19 cases, and those with more mobility limitation, through the end of last May.
Some of the new numbers are small, in a very big way
Dr. Birx in the role the rapid raccoon, watching herself lose her grip on scientific reality as the authoritarian leader douses the public health information system with bleach and sets it on fire with an ultraviolet ray gun "inside the body."
Why are there such great disparities in COVID-19 deaths across race/ethnic groups in the U.S.? Here's a recent review from New York City: The racial/ethnic disparities in COVID-related mortality may be explained by increased risk of disease because of difficulty engaging in social distancing because of crowding and occupation, and increased disease severity because of…
Killing time while we wait for events to occur, I set up a dataset to build on.
I recorded a new version of the lecture I created last spring: COVID-19 and Health Disparities. It defines health disparities, introduces the theory of fundamental causes, and then describes COVID-19 disparities by race/ethnicity and age with reference to education and occupational inequality. For intro sociology students. Using data from Bureau of Labor Statistics (inspired by…