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Long-lasting symptoms of COVID

Fabio Rojas has argued for most institutions reopening in the face of COVID-19, on the grounds that COVID mortality rates are quite low for the non-elderly. A number of commenters on his posted legitimately raised the issue of people with serious, long-lasting complications from COVID.  It’s just not a matter of a few people dying … Continue reading

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Non-Citizen Voting Revisited

A couple of days ago I wrote about a six-year old statistical controversy in political science (in my defense, it was new to me!), where Jesse Richman and his collaboraters used a massive online survey–the Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES)–to argue that non-citizen voting in the 2008 and 2010 elections in the United States was … Continue reading

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Do 40% of police families experience domestic violence?

“As the National Center for Women and Policing noted in a heavily footnoted information sheet, ‘Two studies have found that at least 40 percent of police officer families experience domestic violence, in contrast to 10 percent of families in the general population.‘” — Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic, 9/28/14 The National Center for Women and Policing website is currently down, … Continue reading

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Does the US have too stringent a lockdown policy?

On Wednesday, the economist Phil Magness posted this tweet with a graph from OurWorldInData (which I reproduce because his graph is hard to read in his tweet). I have looked at different take-downs of the U.S. policy response to COVID, and a supposed late start of lock-downs has not been a prominent theme.  Mostly writers … Continue reading

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Native American Attitudes Towards The Name of Some Football Team

Half a year ago, psychologist Stephanie Fryberg and her colleagues published an article (supplementary materials) in Social Psychological and Personality Science on how Native American identity influences attitudes towards sports’ teams use of native mascots, with a particular focus on the infamous Washington Redskins.  Jane Recker wrote a news article about the research for The … Continue reading

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COVID-19’s effects on the heart

A study by Marc Dweck at the University of Edinburgh reporting on heart scans of COVID-19 patients has caught the attention of various outlets today.  According to the BBC’s Science Focus, “more than half of heart scans among hospitalized COVID-19 patients are abnormal, suggesting the coronavirus may have a devastating impact on this vital organ”. … Continue reading

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