Physics to computer science to law. Someday I'll figure out what to be when I grow up.

Maryland, USA
Joined November 2016
David Ridley retweeted
So with the normal data caveats, it looks like Virginia, Maryland and DC all peaked at the same time. Why is this compelling? All have had differing mask mandates. VA has had none, MD in some counties not in others. DC had theirs reinstated Dec 22nd. Same outcome.
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Congratulations @MontgomeryCoMD! We have officially hit 85% vaccinated for the entire population. The mask mandate is over! Just kidding. It’s still going.
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It both saddens and frightens me that a common reaction to pointing out that COVID restrictions are giving people a reason to vote for Republicans, and are making cross-party voting tempting even for reliable Democrats, is to be told that I'm not welcome in the Democratic party.
If you're willing to abandon everything else you say you stood for in order to advocate voting in antivaxxers and pandemic deniers just because you don't like masks, then, no, we are no longer "on the same team."
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Never mind the guy who called me a neo-Nazi.
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I sure hope Dems don't run on the pandemic in 2022 and 2024. It's not a winning issue for them anymore now that they are the ones in charge
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I've been saying this for 18 months now and it tires me. It is not "surrendering to the virus" to live like we did in 2019 and accept whatever happens. It's "surrendering to the virus" to not to. If you can't see that's where people are, then you're out of touch.
Very thoughtful - and insightful - article from @JoelAchenbach @washingtonpost about the "new normal" and "living with the virus". Put this on top of your reading list for this weekend. washingtonpost.com/health/20…
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Am I doing this right? Cc: @GovKathyHochul @GovMurphy #nationalpizzaweek
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I still can't get over this attitude. Whether or not *now* is the time to take off masks, if your stated position is that eliminating them "shouldn't be part of the discussion," then you should not expect anyone to trust you or cooperate in wearing them.
We are in the midst of the worst surge of the pandemic. Eliminating masks shouldn't be part of the discussion. It's absurd, actually.
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David Ridley retweeted
Relying on the 2020 playbook as we head into 2022 is as foolish as relying on the 2019 playbook as we entered 2020. The game has changed. Given the availability of vaccines, here are 10 updates to the playbook for 2022 (from 12/15. Still holds.) 🧵 washingtonpost.com/opinions/…
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The thing you need to understand about today's Zillow find is that it was built in 2010 in the United States of America. 1/
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I am so, so tired of threads that (1) suggest, fallaciously, that the fact that people have died or are dying means we cannot question whether preventative measures are effective or too costly, and (2) suggest that the only possible ground for disagreement is not caring.
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We’ve reached a point in the pandemic where it’s become unsustainable to depend on others for protection. Luckily, if you want to avoid COVID at all costs, you don’t have to rely on anyone else’s mask compliance. 🧵 theatlantic.com/politics/arc…
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Replying to @skepticalzebra
if you think about it, the fact that you can't drop your pants and take a crap in the middle of the Target means it's only reasonable to expect kids to cover their faces at all times in public.
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Childrens Hosp of Phil, Policy Lab —>”closing schools will do nothing to change the number of people showing up at the ER” —>”The primary intervention to protect our families is vaccination, and boosters, not disrupting schools. It’s time to move forward” washingtonpost.com/education…
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Quite apart from COVID, we had three snow days.
Replying to @jfo_in_dc
Becoming clear from this testimony, that there isn't a ton of actual learning going on in @mcps schools - at least in the past week. Comports anecdotally with what I'm hearing from my H.S. kids.
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My feed today is filled with people yelling about Jeff Zients, with shock and dismay that he is driven by political calculations. The response to a multi-year pandemic is necessarily political, and I'd argue that's a *good* thing. His job is not public health advisor.
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