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adjusting the CV-19 statistics -- any ideas?

Looking at the doubts about quantity of reported deaths...I am reminded of Emile Durkheim, the great early sociologist. If I recall correctly...he was assessing suicide and realized that if he added the accidental deaths to suicides, he'd get the same number of deaths. Difference is that Catholic countries reluctant to admit suicides would simply code as accidents.

Wondering if similar official mis-reporting is occurring with CV-19. Could we adjust to find a better CV-19 -- add up all the deaths and subtract out the typical rate for time of year.

Just musing but I wanted your thoughts, DU. I think "Suicide" in English is still on my shelf & maybe I'll have a nice read.

Governor of TN orders change to restaurant/bar business model today

Take out/delivery only, statewide. Whew thought they were shutting down Taco Bell. Effective Mar 23 through Apr 6.

(Knox County / Knoxville had a less restrictive in effect since Friday)

Guess we are joining the country's disaster already in progress!

Rathje studied what happens when people buy novel foods

It's a different time now, with the internet and all, but the run on beans made me think of Wm Rathje studies . He was a professor of archaeology (the anthropology not the classical kind) in 70s Arizona. He got permission to study the garbage. During that time:

As I remember, there was a giant crisis with the prices & supply of beef. What was reflected in the trash? Thrown out meat! The academic conclusion was that people bought different cuts and they didn't understand how to prepare them with any culinary success.

Waiting for all those bean laments i.e. not knowing about soaking....time for all you DUers to advise us on your favorite bean-soak advice.

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