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2:00PM Water Cooler 1/25/2021

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Bird Song of the Day After last week, I searched on “most beautiful bird song” and ended up with the Wood Thrush. Readers? Lots of modern-day dino action in State Game Lands 285! #COVID19 At reader request, I’ve added this daily chart from 91-DIVOC. The data is the Johns Hopkins CSSE data. Here is the site. Noah Smith writes: “And in another bit of good news, COVID cases are plummeting. Apparently people are staying home and refusing to take risks while they...

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2:00PM Water Cooler 1/22/2021

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, this is a bit light because I have to finish up a second post on the Capitol Seizure. –lambert Bird Song of the Day I know I’m editorializing… I’ll try to get back on track next week. #COVID19 At reader request, I’ve added this daily chart from 91-DIVOC. The data is the Johns Hopkins CSSE data. Here is the site. Lambert here: Well, I said “If these declines continue through the end of the week, I’m gonna have to conclude we’re looking at a...

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2:00PM Water Cooler 1/21/2021

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Bird Song of the Day Somehow, I never expected flamingoes to honk like geese. #COVID19 At reader request, I’ve added this daily chart from 91-DIVOC. The data is the Johns Hopkins CSSE data. Here is the site. Lambert here: If these declines continue through the end of the week, I’m gonna have to conclude we’re looking at a genuine fall in the numbers — not the current narrative, I might add — and that we are not looking at a reporting effect from the long...

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2:00PM Water Cooler 1/20/2021

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Bird Song of the Day Sadly, not our national bird. #COVID19 At reader request, I’ve added this daily chart from 91-DIVOC. The data is the Johns Hopkins CSSE data. Here is the site. I feel I’m engaging in a macabre form of tape-watching… If these declines continues through the end of the week, I’m gonna have to conclude we aren’t looking at a reporting effect from the long weekend. Of course, we might get a spike in ten days or so, if people were paryting on...

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2:00PM Water Cooler, Martin Luther King Day 2021

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, since I was derelict on Friday, here is a “skeleton” Water Cooler to make up for it. To explain my “confusion” a little further, I have a schedule that spans not only time zones but the International Dateline, because I have friends on the other side of the world. Hence, concepts like “day of the week” are a little hazy for me, and I tend to think more in counts, as in “Now I have done five Water Coolers, so I am done.” But as readers know, my...

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2:00PM Water Cooler 1/14/2021

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, more shortly. Essay later. –lambert UPDATE All done. No essay; but see Ritholtz (“What is Wrong with These People”) and the Financial Times (“America’s political crisis”), with my comments following. Bird Song of the Day A bit of a duet. #COVID19 At reader request, I’ve added this daily chart from 91-DIVOC. The data is the Johns Hopkins CSSE data. Here is the site. I feel I’m engaging in a macabre form of tape-watching, because I don’t think...

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2:00PM Water Cooler 1/13/2021

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, again the extraordinary volume of material and my (thanks, Tim [snarls]) Apple-driven workflow woes have me behind the eight-ball. I will sort through more material and write a continuation of yesterday’s essay, hopefully by 3:00PM. –lambert UPDATE All done. The essay is more of a rant. Actually. Bird Song of the Day #COVID19 At reader request, I’ve added this daily chart from 91-DIVOC. The data is the Johns Hopkins CSSE data. Here is the...

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2:00PM Water Cooler 1/07/2021

Great news! Apple is going give me back, er, access to my iPad in two weeks! On Inauguration Day, as it happens. Fortunately, although I cannot install the apps I need, including email, I can access Twitter through the browser on the iPad, and DM myself links to my own Twitter account, which I can then read on my laptop. Kludgey and slower than email, but workable. And now you see why Apple would really prefer to do everything with apps, and is slowly but surely strangling everything else....

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2:00PM Water Cooler 1/06/2021

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. My old iPad with the cracked screen finally failed today. I had kept on using it, and not the new one I bought after the first crack appeared, because I never updated the credit credit card number on it, and after a bank takeover, that card is no longer valid, I don’t remember the CSV, and Apple wouldn’t allow me to update to a new credit card without having the old one. So I put the new one away and kept using the old one, cracked screen and all. So today out...

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2:00PM Water Cooler 1/05/2021

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. More shortly. I got wrapped round the axle with the new Covid charts. –lambert UPDATE All done. Please see the material on Google under “Class Warfare”; it’s important. Bird Song of the Day The note is great: “Kree-urk and chip calls from a covey near the trail.” #COVID19 At reader request, I’ve added this daily chart from 91-DIVOC. The data is the Johns Hopkins CSSE data. Here is the site. I feel I’m engaging in a macabre form of tape-watching, because I...

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