Weekend Videos: Is COVID Saving Lives, Pennsylvania Schools Employees, SALT Cap
A round-up of the week that was
It’s boom-and-bust with me for producing videos, alas. It is dependent on many factors, one of which I have some quiet time to make such videos. (With three teens at home, one autistic, this is tough… which is why I did two of these videos from my van, at the laundromat.)
Is COVID Now Saving Lives?
Short answer: no, with a but
Long answer: this video
Looking at U.S. mortality stats as of April 23, 2021 —and thinking what full year 2021 deaths may look like. Plus discussing co-morbidities and correlations.
Powerline blog post: COVID IS NOW SAVING LIVES
Twitter conversation on death count lag:
CDC excess death dashboard:
nature – Are smokers protected against SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19)? The origins of the myth
Actuarial News: Pennsylvania Schools Employers Retirement System
Looking at what’s up with the Pennsylvania Schools Employees Retirement System
Actuarial News – tag PSERS
PSERS at the Public Plans Database
Actuarial News: State and Local Taxes Deductibility Cap
Checking out the current dispute over deductibility of state and local taxes in federal income tax (aka the SALT cap)
Actuarial News, SALT Cap tag
Research on SALT Cap, January 2017
Be seeing y’all again, soon!