Daily Archives: 2020-03-26

Kentuckians may soon be able to get booze shipped directly to their front door

Source: Kentucky.com -- State

Article note: It's a weird time to get around to it, but YES PLEASE. I would like to finally be able to order weird specialty boozes and cheap internet wine as a KY resident.

Kentuckians would be able to get alcoholic beverages shipped to their front door under a bill the Senate approved Thursday and sent to Gov. Andy Beshear for his consideration. “Let … Click to Continue »

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Masks really work to dramatically reduce the spread of Covid-19

Source: Hacker News

Article note: This has been an interesting double-bind. Clearly, places with ubiquitous mask wearing (not fancy ones either, just surgical masks to prevent spreading infection from projected particles) are doing _dramatically_ better at containing COVID-19 (and also have huge confounding factors). Less-clearly but very likely, the messaging in countries _not_ accustomed to or equipped for ubiquitous mask use is "masks are ineffective" in the face of statistical evidence because they want to conserve their limited supply of masks for high-risk users and prevent runs. And now there's the Czechs, who are attempting a mass DIY mask experiment, which may be the tie-breaker for "right thing to do."
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