Here is another post with five Best of Web links from around the web: An interview of epidemiologist Larry Brilliant about the forever virus of course, looking back over the 35 year career and the investing experience lessons of a Chief Investment Strategist, a fascinating interview of a Michelin Guide restaurant inspector and his confessions, a shocking account of the Gatorade drink history and we end with some award winning bird photography, have a great week!
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Epidemiologist Larry Brilliant on the Delta surge, chaos at the CDC, and why the under-12s are key to ending the pandemic. Must read imho. A few selected excerpts, you should read the whole thing.
I think that’s absolutely true about the CDC. Can an organization have PTSD? Post Trump. We didn’t understand how deep it went. You had a bunch of political hacks, going through and changing scientific papers to make them more appealing as they go up the line. It takes a long time to change that.
Now we have the Delta variant. It’s the most infectious disease of our lifetimes.
Our biggest error going forward is a failure to understand that wherever there is a nexus of people who are vulnerable and not vaccinated, that’s where the next variant production factory will be.
I do think that it’s the forever virus, and a lot of people were mad about that title. I wasn’t particularly happy that I wrote it. But it’s right, unfortunately. But influenza is a forever virus and we live with it. Measles is a forever virus and we live with it. I would argue smallpox was forever for 10,000 years—which isn’t exactly forever, but it’s a long enough time. And we found a way to vaccinate people and go about our business until we eradicated it. So I think that Covid or coronaviruses are a new category of forever viruses. But what Covid doesn’t need to be is the forever-virus-taking-all-the-oxygen-out-of-the-air-and-ruining-everybody’s-life-and-stopping-people-with-heart-attacks-from-going-to-the-hospital virus.
I really enjoyed this post by Liz Ann Sonders, the Chief Investment Investment Strategist of Chalrles Schwab & Co., Inc. looking back over her 35 year career. And it has an excellent collection of investing quotes that I loved and I am sure you will too! A few of my favorites are pasted here, read the article for lots more!
“Bull markets are born on pessimism, they grow on skepticism, they mature on optimism and they die on euphoria.” – Sir John Templeton
“Forecasts are difficult to make—particularly those about the future.” – Burton G. Malkiel
“You never get poor by taking a profit.” – Peter L. Bernstein
“If I had learned anything after years in the business, it was how little I could ever know about what the market would do tomorrow.” – Chuck Schwab
Fascinating look back
working eating your way through restaurants vying for the Michelin stars! If you are into food you will love this, I guarantee it!
Gaining a Michelin star, or three, isn’t simply a mark of excellence, it means your restaurant status goes automatically from a great choice to a must. We had the great pleasure to speak to Chris Watson, ex-Michelin Guide inspector, about the complexity of this rating system, the weight of allocating stars, what it takes to get the highly-coveted three star rating at the oldest European hotel and restaurant reference guide. Hailing from Scotland where, as a child, he was regaled with some of the world’s best meats and produce, Chris spent his Michelin tenure covering the UK and Europe regions. He is as passionate and insightful on the topic of cuisine as ever, despite leaving the guide to become an entrepreneur, food writer and consultant, now based in Bangkok.
No excerpts from the interview that you can listen to it too, you are going to eat this up! 🙂
At the next gathering you have impress everyone about some facts regarding Gatorade! The history how the drink was invented and what happened after that will shock you, I am certain of that. I will spare you the fascinating details, just consider the fact that the University of Florida is making MILLIONS from royalties, a business deal inked years ago and….Just look at this chart, wow! Thank you Robert Cade.
Amazing photography here, enjoy.