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Propounding categorical error and propaganda.

In most cases, I think, medical pros are trained to respond to hearts and minds of the living with a visceral, idiomatic explanation of death at the moment of death--whether or not its circumstance is "violent". However, additional responsibilities for and discrete knowledge of death's process also burden the medical pro. (eg. I had a strangely satisfactory exchange with the resident neurologist on evolving locutions for "brain death," while my ma lay dead and intubated.)

Final value assignment--industrial purpose for quantification--necessarily subordinates pathological minutia normally dismissed by the bereaved: proximal (pneumonia, myocardial infarction, etc) and distal (COVID-19, emphysema, etc) and comorbid disease(s)(diabetes, TB, etc) and pathogen (SARS-CoV-2, Staphylococcus, etc) and medical error or fraud.
Sorting Things Out, Classification and Its Consequences + diverse "bioethical" tracts in consideration of disparate bodies of information operating on perceptions of competence

by Cat on Sat Mar 28th, 2020 at 02:05:01 PM EST
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The Data Whisperer
She has a way of spelling out the implications of the virus to Americans in personal terms while offering reassurances that the administration is approaching the pandemic with a data-driven mindset.
"knowledge base," sociolect, "experience-based" creditial. ahem.
Others worry that Birx, who stepped away from her job as the U.S. global AIDS coordinator to help lead the White House coronavirus response, may be offering Trump cover to follow some of his worst instincts as he considers whether to have people packing the pews by Easter Sunday.
< wipes tears >
by Cat on Sat Mar 28th, 2020 at 04:35:18 PM EST
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Based on original flu modeling report from Imperial College in London with faulty assumptions.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sat Mar 28th, 2020 at 05:27:39 PM EST
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by Cat on Sat Mar 28th, 2020 at 06:04:55 PM EST
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Probably true at this stage, given they have wasted so much time when they could have been working on reducing that number!

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Mar 28th, 2020 at 07:19:21 PM EST
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