Link. An opportunity to share a grim story and its lessons.
Daily Archives: March 16, 2023
“Children with cystic fibrosis (CF) will no longer automatically qualify for wishes, the Make-A-Wish Foundation said, as treatments for the previously fatal disease have advanced to the point that many patients lead long, healthy lives.”
Link. If you don’t tear up you are a stone. Also, thank you evil big pharma and academia both.
Early COVID data: “[unvaccinated] Pregnant women with Covid face a sevenfold risk of dying compared with uninfected pregnant women …”
Link. HOWEVER: “Preliminary figures suggest maternal deaths dropped to roughly prepandemic levels in 2022”
I got whiplash reading this. 7x number is early pandemic. The anecdote is about a woman who declined vaccine and all-but died; she and her child did well with superb medical care.
“U.S. banks were sitting on $620 billion in unrealized losses from securities that had dropped in price at the end of 2022 … Adding in other potential losses … the total may be more like $1.75 trillion”
Link. However in the absence of bank runs that may be offset by higher returns on deposits.
Yellen: “she suggested that no matter how strong bank capital and liquidity supervision is, a bank can be put in danger of failing if there’s an “overwhelming run” spurred by social media.”
Link. But Thiel didn’t post on social media.
Wonderland Amusement Park 1910: “One key attraction was the place known as the Infant Incubator Institute or Infantorium, where, for a small fee, the public could see premature babies in incubators.”
Link. “The price of admission paid for the staff, and parents owed the park nothing for the care of their baby … nurses made sure that the newborns received regular feedings from wet-nurses …. local newspapers covered their progress at the unit by giving them nicknames. Nearly all of the babies sent to the Incubator Institute survived.”
MNopedia | Minnesota Encyclopedia: “A resource for reliable information about significant people, places, events, and things in Minnesota history”
Link. Started 2011 and I only learned of it today. The about page is a good start.