- Covid’s endgame | The Spectator
- It’s a non-bonkers article in the Speccy. Where we are, where we’re going.
(tags: covid19 ifr pandemic science epidemic)
- Tom Whipple’s year in Covid: from Wuhan to lockdown to vaccine | Magazine | The Times
- A thoughtful year in review from the Times’ science correspondant
(tags: covid19 science pandemic 2020)
- K: The Overlooked Variable That’s Driving the Pandemic – The Atlantic
- Appears that COVID19 spreading is dominated by a few “superspreading” events. Contact tracing backwards to find who gave someone the disease probably leads to such an event, and you can then trace forwards to find other infected.
(tags: covid19 epidemic)
- Boris Johnson cannot win the battle for the union | The New European
- “A once great power carving itself up into smaller and smaller units, for no discernible purpose. That is what English nationalism has created. A man alone in a raft, lost at sea, insisting he is a navy.”
(tags: scotland england boris brexit Politics)
- The Scourge of Hygiene Theater – The Atlantic
- Deep cleans don’t help when most transmission is airbourne.
(tags: covid19 epidemic hygiene)
- Why the Pandemic Is So Bad in America – The Atlantic
- Not just Trump, but a lot of Trump.
(tags: usa covid19 politics epidemic)
- TinyPilot: Build a KVM Over IP for Under $100 · mtlynch.io
- A remote keyboard and monitor with a Raspberry Pi.
(tags: kvm pi server programming)
- danyspin97’s site – Colorize your CLI
- More colours are good.
(tags: shell tutorial colour)
- The Korean Playbook for COVID-19 (Translated) | by Indi Samarajiva | indica | Medium
- Age of Attention – SDr
- “A leverage point in avoiding toxoplasma, is the bridge people: people who are being rewarded for taking offense, and therefore select for the worst possible behavior of the outgroup. These people act as stressors, specifically triggering ideations of worst-case-scenarios. The fix here is removing these people from your feeds/circles of influence.”
(tags: toxoplasma internet rage social-networks)
- Here’s What The UK Government Was Told By Scientists, Said In Public, And Did On The Big Coronavirus Issues
- “Much of the evidence to the government has been made public, and it means we have a level of insight into where the government’s words and decisions, and the advice from the experts, come together — and diverge.These timelines explore five of the biggest issues: mass events, social distancing, school closures, isolation, and testing.”
- The problem with our response to Covid-19 wasn’t that we didn’t have a plan – it was the opposite
- “People make plans, but plans exert power over people. Covid-19 is not a flu virus but something new for which we don’t yet have effective medications, and it is more infectious than Sars and Mers, the other two coronaviruses to have emerged since the turn of the century. Faced with the novel problem of an untreatable, highly transmissible virus, the government’s current advisers seem to have found it hard to break with the plan they had – now unfit for purpose – and think anew.”
(tags: covid19 uk politics influenza flu)
- Fatal exceptionalism and lack of humility to learn from the Asian example
- “Covid-19, or how the West was undone by its assertion of civilizational difference bordering on provincial narcissism”
(tags: covid19 korea china politics epidemic)
- What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine | Bill Gates
- Bill tells us what to expect.
(tags: covid19 bill-gates medicine pandemic)
- What Happens Next? COVID-19 Futures, Explained With Playable Simulations
- Really cool playable simulations of the pandemic, looking at the effects of various strategies. A collaboration between an epidemiologist and a make of cool web pages.
(tags: covid19 infection simulation medicine seir model)
- COVID-19 with Chris Whitty – YouTube
- The UK’s Chief Medical Officer gives an excellent talk on Covid-19.
(tags: medicine chris-whitty science covid19 epidemic virus)
- Where did it go wrong for the UK on coronavirus? – CNN
- CNN looks at the Government’s mis-steps.
(tags: covid19 politics uk epidemic)