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When reports about the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 began circulating earlier this year and questions were being raised about how the illness it causes, COVID-19, compared to the flu, it occurred to me that, in four years of emergency medicine residency and over three and a half years as an attending physician, I had almost never seen anyone die of the flu. I could only remember one tragic pediatric case.
Based on the CDC numbers though, I should have seen many, many more. In 2018, over 46,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses. Over 36,500 died in traffic accidents. Nearly 40,000 died from gun violence. I see those deaths all the time. Was I alone in noticing this discrepancy?
Lies, damned lies, and statistics!
If you can't laugh at yourself - ask me and I will do it for you.
A bug hunt method probably not taught in skool though I don't believe in formal edumakation as it is unnecessary we all have texts and know how to read Anyway back on point another method to utilize to assist in finding bugs in our code which was surprisingly helpful to me was to sit for half an hour each evening after a day of work in the style of Zen Buddhism and low and behold on occasion it would occur to me that this or that particular day's design or implementation was incorrect and why The reason and purpose for the sitting was not engineering related but personal but it did have the surprising software benefit as described Hope this helps others not just this paltry programmer. Cheerios
May I request that you please be so kind as to elaborate what you mean and why I am merely trying to be helpful and enjoy the pleasure of having contributed my paltry amount to the software community My understanding of "spam" is the sending of unsolicited advertising and repeated identical messages neither of which is present here I look forward to your reply In advance Thank you kindly. Cheerios