Decision to pause Johnson & Johnson vaccine causes public confidence in vaccine to sink

From YouGov: Comparing the results from those who took the survey before the announcement with those who took the survey afterward shows the huge impact the CDC’s decision has had on the perceived safety of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Among those who started the survey before the announcement about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine …

Options on the J&J Vaccine Pause

Looking back at what I wrote yesterday, I had been mulling the various options: Say nothing, do nothing. Don’t announce the investigation into the blood clots, don’t pause the vaccine. Say something, do nothing. Announce you’re investigating, but don’t pause the vaccine. Say nothing, do something. Don’t publicly announce it, but quietly tell states not …

Playing Down the Risks of Coronavirus

From Fox News: According to excerpts of Woodward’s new book, “Rage,” that were published Wednesday by the Washington Post, Trump told the journalist during a recorded telephone interview that the situation regarding the virus was much more dire than he was admitting publicly. “You just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed,” Trump told …

Counting

From The LA Times: The California Department of Public Health has directed all laboratories to report positive results directly to county health departments until the problem is resolved. Some county health departments are resorting to counting the testing results by hand to get accurate totals. Counting. We’re having problems counting. Wikipedia: Notched bones were also …

9-9-9

From The New York Times: Herman Cain, who rose from poverty in the segregated South to become chief executive of a successful pizza chain and then thrust himself into the national spotlight by seeking the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, has died. He was 74.