Steph Turkish get-ups
Workout of the day
21-15-9 reps for time:
Power snatch, 50 kg
Today’s WOD is a sprint type effort. Barbell load should be 50% to 60% of your 1 rep max. Going heavier is fine, but will result in needing to break rounds into sets. Same with pull-ups. If you can’t complete 21 pull-ups unbroken, then consider using a band or other substitution to retain original stimulus. Otherwise, break into sets. We recommend including full squat snatches in your warm-up. Or if you missed yesterday, incorporate snatch balances in your warm-up.
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COVID19 cases on the rise as deaths fall off a cliff
Governor Bullock and Senator Tester have recently been pushing their #maskupmt message on social media harder than ever, even threatening a mandatory mask order. Presumably, due to the rise in COVID19 cases.
Commissioner Josh Slotnick and Missoula Mayor John Engen discuss the mandated mask order.
COVID 19 Update, July 2, 2020
Montana elected officials’ sole concerns appear to be that COVID19 cases are on the rise. And cases are going up across the country, including Montana. The chart below shows cases for the United States.
However, deaths are also dropping precipitously across the U.S.
This looks like good news to me. Why isn’t the media and our politicians talking about it? Why are they myopic on the rise in cases?
It appears policymakers are still basing their decisions on faulty models. Specifically, the failed modeling from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).
The chart below shows the projected deaths of Montana, with masks and without.
The chard below is IHME projected deaths for the U.S. According to the IHME model, masks are our best measure for reducing COVID-19 deaths.
The IHME, you’ll recall, was who Greg Glassman’s “It’s FLOYD-19” tweet was directed at. Pay special attention to the second tweet. The first was bait to get attention. Everyone fell for it. The second tweet was the message.
Innuendo, bad-mind reading, and none of my business
The problem with the model and the presumed solution is deaths aren’t going up. They’re dropping. And fast.
Deaths are dropping so precipitously that they’re now below the national average of all-cause fatalities.
Though the virus is still with us, something is driving deaths down. And this is excellent news. It appears that we have beat the illness!
However, our politicians and the media seem hellbent on keeping you afraid. Don’t fall for it.
Push back on any further restrictions, and demand that we open up businesses and schools, full throttle.