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Let’s crowdsource CO2 levels

August 3, 2020

Hey guys,

Let’s face it, the federal response to COVID has been counterproductive. We’re on our own. In my newest Bloomberg piece, I suggest that we should crowdsource CO2 levels in places like schools, airports, and buildings where people work, so we know the ventilation is good:

People need a way to crowdsource data on indoor air quality.

This App Could Solve a Big Reopening Problem

For other Bloomberg columns, go here.

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  1. August 4, 2020 at 11:30 pm

    Certainly Trump’s craziness has been counter-productive in that it leads people to disbelieve the reality of the virus and the effecity of masks and social distancing.
    But if you are focusing on the Federal Government as a whole, I would use a word like “ineffective”, “wanting” or “lacking”. Without effective, competent leadership, the Federal government played no useful role in stopping the pandemic, However, a word like “counter-productive” implies that they are purposely spreading the virus, but I wouldn’t attribute to malfesance what can be adequately explained by incompetance.


  2. August 4, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    Just as you wrote in “Weapons of Math Destruction”, when you test something correlated to what you are interested in, rather than the thing itself (like teacher/school quality), the importantance of the test can change people’s behavior and as a result the correlation can break down. In this case, I can imagine a building owner brtinging in plants or CO2 scrubbers in order to lower CO2 levels if they found it too difiicult to bringi in enough fresh air to disperse the COVID-19 virus.


  3. August 26, 2020 at 4:07 am

    Good article, but do you really shop at Amazon, such an evil entity in our society? Maybe your ethical standards need some ventilation 😉


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