Suggestion that Zvi be awarded a prize for his COVID series

post by RomeoStevens · 2020-09-24T19:16:52.487Z · score: 34 (23 votes) · EA · GW · 6 comments

Zvi's posts have been absurdly helpful in an otherwise unavigable epistemic wasteland.

I would simply administer such a prize myself if my retirement account hadn't gotten slammed this year. I'd still be up for contributing to a joint pot if others would be up for a crowdfunded prize.

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comment by Ben Pace · 2020-09-24T21:24:23.620Z · score: 28 (12 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

For those who don't know Zvi's series, it has come out weekly, included case numbers and graphs, and analysis of the news that week. Here's a few:

Plus some general analysis, like Seemingly Popular Covid-19 Model is Obvious Nonsense [LW · GW], and Covid-19: My Current Model [LW · GW] which was a major factor in me choosing to stop cleaning all my packages and groceries and to stop putting takeout food in the oven for 15 minutes, as well as feeling safe about outdoors. 

His 9/10 update on Vitamin D also caused me to make sure my family started taking Vitamin D, which is important because one of them has contracted the virus.

comment by JP Addison (jpaddison) · 2020-09-28T17:03:28.728Z · score: 7 (6 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

I'm sorry to hear about your family. :hugs:

comment by Aaron Gertler (aarongertler) · 2020-09-28T09:02:26.717Z · score: 17 (7 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

While I don't think we'd want to consider posts for a Forum Prize if they were never posted on the Forum (that would expand our remit to an enormous amount of content), I've also been an avid reader of Zvi's work and would happily contribute $100 to a joint prize. 

If you end up putting something together, you can reach me through a Forum message or via email.

comment by akrolsmir · 2020-09-29T21:10:54.954Z · score: 7 (4 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Would also be willing to contribute $100, for the same reasons! Message me at akrolsmir@gmail.com

comment by Aaron Gertler (aarongertler) · 2020-10-02T16:58:00.889Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

I just wrote to Zvi asking him how he'd like the funds to be transferred. Once he replies, I'll send you that information.

comment by Milan_Griffes · 2020-09-24T20:27:38.583Z · score: 4 (2 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

+1

His latest: https://thezvi.wordpress.com/2020/09/24/covid-9-24-until-morale-improves/

Perhaps the administrators of the Forum prize will consider his work for it.