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Daily News Stuff 26 July 2023

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  • Conservatives died more than liberals after the COVID vaccine rollout. (Ars Technica)
    The study is just the latest to find a connection between political party affiliation and deaths during the pandemic. But, it takes the connection a step further, going beyond county-level political leanings and looking at how party affiliation linked to deaths at the individual level. The authors—all researchers at Yale University—focused on Ohio and Florida because those were the only two states with readily available public data on voter registration.

    The study involved death data on 538,159 people in Ohio and Florida, age 25 and older, and their linked voter registration files. The researchers did not have complete data—the linked data didn't contain a cause of death or vaccination status. But, they could evaluate excess weekly deaths by age, state, county, and party affiliation. They found that the gap in excess deaths was larger in counties with lower vaccination rates, suggesting that lack of vaccination among Republican voters may partly explain the higher death rates.
    So they didn't have the cause of death or vaccination status, and if you read the study to the end (which they desperately hope you won't) they only had voter registration information for 57% of the people in the study.

    And they didn't control for any confounding factors at all, because the consumers of fascist fear porn don't give a shit.

  • Indeed, all the studies so far trying to prove such a correlation have been complete garbage. (Marginally Compelling)

    A good blog about the mathematics of the pandemic (and other things) and how everyone has a vested interest in lying to you.

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1 Anecdotally, everyone I know who got the vaccine also got the virus.  Multiple times.

My wife and I never got either, unless that brief (<48 hours) cold-like sickness in January of 2020 counts.

Posted by: normal at Wednesday, July 26 2023 11:51 PM (zx18t)

2 Grrr.  Third time:
Some "great" comments at Verge:  "[Don't force quit apps, peasants!] When you force quit an app, you're purging its cache so of course it resets your app's last state. How are tech challenged folks working at a tech site?"
This genius has never heard of an ini file.
Also, Akismet still barfs on cool characters like right single quote:
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Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, July 27 2023 12:09 AM (BMUHC)

3 Also, non-chronological feeds suck, and Facebook made it refuse to stick many years ago so it's utterly no surprise that Threads works the same stupid way.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, July 27 2023 12:10 AM (BMUHC)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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