The Swamp’s The Problem Therefore Trump’s To Blame

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It is, of course, true that Orange Man Bad. But to blame him for the actions of the very swamp he claims to want...

Baby Formula Contains Less Sugar Than Breast Milk Scandal!

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It's possible to wonder at the results of some public health sciencey stuff. For example, we've a report today about how much sugar there...

Domestic Abuse – The Are Costs And Benefits To The Coronavirus Lockdown

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Something that economists have been shouting about - there are costs as well as benefits to the coronavirus lockdown. Of course, whenever they do...

So It’s A Bad Year For ‘Flu Then?

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Duelling estimates of the infectivity and death rate from the coronavirus. In The Guardian we get one trying to straddle the differences: There is...

Coronavirus Doesn’t Change Doctors’ Basic Triage Problem

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We're told that the coronavirus will mean doctors have to make difficult decisions. Sure, it will, but there's nothing new about such decisions, they're...

What Is The Actual Complaint Here Over Coronavirus Testing?

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The way this is framed it is that the rich bastards are using up all the tests which should - righteously - be used...

At Least The 360 Economists Were – While Wrong – Economists

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Way back when St Maggie muttered the idea that perhaps the Man in Whitehall didn't know best 360 economists signed a letter to the...

Some Actual Science On Coronavirus

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It’s not exponential: An economist’s view of the epidemiological curve Richard Baldwin 12 March 2020 The spread of COVID-19 is not going to follow an exponential...

If Only Will Hutton Actually Knew Anything

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So, the UK has no vaccine production capability. Ain't that a shame: In 2008, the world successfully pulled together – with Britain playing a catalytic...

An Idiot Way To Deal With Coronavirus

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This is not to say that coronavirus is unimportant. It is though to say that it's not as important as all that. Coronavirus: UK...