The developed world became wealthy through the pervasive use of fossil fuels, which still overwhelmingly power most of its economies. Solar and wind power aren’t reliable, simply because there are nights, clouds and still days. Improving battery storage won’t help much: There are enough batteries in the world today only to power global average electricity consumption for 75 seconds. Even though the supply is being scaled up rapidly, by 2030 the world’s batteries would still cover less than 11 minutes. Every German winter, when solar output is at its minimum, there is near-zero wind energy available for at least five days—or more than 7,000 minutes.
This is why solar panels and wind turbines can’t deliver most of the energy for industrializing poor countries. Factories can’t stop and start with the wind; steel and fertilizer production are dependent on coal and gas; and most solar and wind power simply can’t deliver the power necessary to run the water pumps, tractors, and machines that lift people out of poverty.
The other big problem is that many universities have collected millions of dollars in grants for long covid. That guarantees we will have a lot of long COVID.
Every time a hospital opens a center to test people with more tests who might have long COVID, they guarantee more
Martin Kulldorff tweets :
Lockdowns caused enormous collateral public health damage, which we now much deal with.
Lockdowns harmed the economy, which we now must deal with.
Lockdowns exposed ignorance and herd thinking in universities, public health agencies and the media, which we now must deal with.