Estimating death rates from influenza in Mexico

With swine flu in the news I decided to make some very rough estimates with available public data to see if what's being reported really reflects something unusual. My conclusion is that 200 deaths per month is around what you might expect for the Mexico City area in April. According to the CDC, there are… Continue reading Estimating death rates from influenza in Mexico

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We saw (and heard) the space shuttle go by

We saw the space shuttle Discovery wiz by last night, right after it was launched from Florida. It was very cool. I had read that we might be able to see it from here in New York, so as soon as it launched we bundled up and headed out into the freezing cold with Rusty… Continue reading We saw (and heard) the space shuttle go by