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Mississippi State University engineers were able to convert more than 550 ventilators from battery to AC power so they can be used in the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Too bad there’s not an over/under for Covid-19 metrics. It would be a useful check against numbers coming from the President’s experts, the Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, reporters, and others in the Chicken Little business (i.e., the bad news sells business)
If it bleeds, it’s the lede. Disaster headlines sold newspapers (when people read them). Now screaming talking heads sell panic on TV. It’s contagious. The precautionary principle becomes: assume the worst and follow the herd.
One small bright spot in the COVID-19 crisis is that some states, including Mississippi, are reducing some regulations temporarily to help with social distancing, which is designed to prevent the spread of the virus.