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With the benefit of hindsight, New York Magazine roasts critics of Eric Feigl-Ding that called his tweet about "Holy mother of god... it's a 3.8!!!" fearmongering or alarmist. It basically says that everything he said was right (or mostly right), and that the so-called "sober" skeptics and "cooler heads" were wrong: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/why-was-it-so-hard-to-raise-the-alarm-on-coronavirus.html In particular, it calls out The Atlant...
Mar 26 2020 09:46 PM
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    NY Mag rubbing it in: "But the experience of Eric Feigl-Ding suggests two additional, related problems. First, and less significant, a culture of sanctimonious concern-trolling on elite social media, smaller of course than the problem of disinformation and yet problematic precisely because it suggests any kind of alarmism is disinformation. Second, and more important, a widespread cultural conviction that keeping your cool and trusting the political and social status quo is preferable to...
    Mar 26 2020 09:50 PM
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    ... is preferable to a radical response, any radical response — in all ways, at all times, and in the face of all kinds of threats. Indeed, that the ideal political and social response, no matter the particular crisis, is not responding to the threat but just grinning and bearing it. "
    Mar 26 2020 09:51 PM
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    I remember Harvard Professor of Epidemiology Marc Lipsitch as well as other Epidemiologists , especially dismissive of him , and calling for following credential sources instead of him.
    Mar 27 2020 02:34 PM