Ryan S. Eanes
CDC rendering of SARS-CoV-2 virus

Media literacy, numeracy, and COVID-19

Even if someone has the media literacy skills to make certain realizations about COVID-19, that same person could easily lack the numeracy skills to continue running this train of thought to figure out (from a mathematical standpoint) why the virus posed a very serious threat, even if it does turn out to have a low mortality rate.

Looking backward, moving forward

I can’t remember who exactly I was talking to a few weeks ago about this website–I had mentioned to this person that it (this site) had come up in a recent conversation I’d had at work, which was strange, given that for months if not longer there has been literally nothing posted here aside from an “About Me” page that I half-heartedly updated after installing WordPress on this domain for the umpteenth time. But I made the off-hand comment that I felt like we (as a community of internet users, as much as a relatively anonymous mass can be considered a “community”) had lost something since the earliest days of blogging–perhaps you recall when Blogger was new and novel, or WordPress was still delightfully buggy, or those who weren’t quite ready to host their own site could still dip their toes into the water by using LiveJournal.