Like, do you think if I have 500 dollars, and there are 500 people, I can give each person 100 dollars?
Which is still like... imagine he cut everyone in the US a cheque for $100? He'd probably still lose, because, well, he's Michael Bloomberg, but it would be funny if someone actually tried that tactic.
Friday wrote:The 500 million dollars things is so weird to me, because you don't even need to know math?
It runs deeper than abstract math, I've known people that honestly believed they'd get fat if you cut their pizza into too many slices.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/ ... ronavirus/
When historians tally up the many missteps policymakers have made in the response to the coronavirus pandemic, the senseless and unscientific push for the general public not to wear masks should be near the top.
The evidence not only fails to support their stance but definitively contradicts it. It can take a while for official recommendations to catch up with current scientific thinking. In this case, such delays might be deadly and economically disastrous. It’s time to make masks a key part of our fight to contain, then defeat this pandemic. Masks that are effective at “flattening the curve” can be made at home with nothing more than a T-shirt and a pair of scissors. We should all start wearing these simple, homemade masks whenever we’re in out in public.
At the height of the HIV crisis, authorities did not tell people to avoid condoms. As fatalities from car crashes mounted, no one recommended avoiding seat belts. Yet in the face of a global respiratory pandemic, people who should know better are encouraging Americans to avoid using respiratory protection.
Like... holy fuck. NO. NO NO NO. The point is to conserve masks for health care workers because there's not enough for everyone.
If we had unlimited amounts, sure people could jam them on their faces all day to reassure themselves, since that's all they'd do given that most people I've seen with masks usually wear them in a way that renders them completely ineffectual anyway (hey, I'm no expert but I'm pretty sure they have to cover your nose, and pulling them aside to vape for a couple minutes isn't going to help either).
Jeremy Howard is a distinguished research scientist at the University of San Francisco, founding researcher at fast.ai and a member of the World Economic Forum's Global AI Council.
OH OF COURSE
This guy knows literally nothing about the way N95 masks work (important: cheap ones are basically useless if they get damp, so the worst ones are only good for a couple hours).
And hey, neither do I, but mercifully I know quite a few people who do. Ones with actual medical or pharmacological training, not fucking Rando McTechbro here.
FUCK YOU WAPO