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European diplomats have gathered inside the home of Svetlana Alexievich, the Belarusian Nobel laureate, to protect her from Lukashenko’s security forces and prevent her from being detained. Alexievich is a member of Tikhanovskaya’s coordination council and supports the protests.
The most effective way to keep Covid in check and return to semblance of normality (far more so than blanket restrictions) is to have as many people as possible being tested, regularly & regardless of symptoms.
For government to be discouraging people from getting tested is wild
Questions I get from young people:
1. Am I immune from this virus? -> No, you are likely to have mild symptoms, but this is a nasty virus & you could face a long recovery. You don't want to get COVID- you could have an underlying health issues you don't know about. (1/n)
2M acres of California have burned so far this year
But *4.4 - 12M* acres (!) burned each year in *pre-industrial* times
It is gross misinformation to blame climate change for our fires
What are the benefits/limitations of mass testing certain populations for SARS-CoV-2 regardless of symptoms? A thread... 1/
Baltimore Food Blogger
A thread of all the crab foods you can get in the Baltimore area! 🦀
Carl T. Bergstrom
1. I'm enthusiastic about the prospect of cheap, fast, at-home paper strip COVID tests for daily proactive screening.
To get the most out of them, we need to start thinking now about issues around incentives and individuals behavior.
(Thread) The Future of the GOP: Part I
The GOP is on a collision course with time.
Its base of voters is aging and shrinking. The GOP has become a white grievance party fueled by fear-mongering right-wing media.
Meanwhile, the democratic coalition is expanding.
Kai-Fu Lee (@kaifulee) is the former president of Google China, an artificial intelligence expert, and venture capitalist.
He recently gave a talk, highlighting his key life lessons.
A summary 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
Yesterday, this false tweet was posted. (Ballots have not yet been mailed in CA. This was not a ballot.) The tweet pushed a now ubiquitous false/misleading narrative about mail-in voting, feeding distrust in the election. Here’s how it spread on Twitter:
Dr Gaetan Burgio, MD, PhD.
A short update on #COVID19 in Australia. The short take today is the stage 4 lockdown continues at Melbourne as the number of daily cases declines but not as much as expected and according to modeling from Melbourne Uni -> Logical & good decision. A fair to go
Andy Slavitt @ 🏡
COVID Update September 6: This bug is beatable.
I talked to 3 lab directors, the FDA, 2 former FDA commish, 3 epis, 2 virologists & a senior White House scientist so I could give you a consensus on what we know. 1/
1) Truth is stranger than fiction.
While the Vision Fund systematically overpaid in their venture investing, they at least generally owned preferred stock.
Now they are ripping calls at all time highs for these stocks.
Go big or go home.
Number of patients needing intensive care for Covid-19 in France rising. Extraordinary difficult to have increasing community transmission among the young & less at risk & for that to not lead to increased transmission & illness in more vulnerable people
With the shutdown of hair salons amid COVID, I decided to allow my grey hair to grow out and embrace female aging. I had just enough confidence to make this decision, but not enough to know my value as a human being would not dissolve.
Friday AM thread on startup accelerators having previously run one for years:
1) Should you do an accelerator?
As always it depends...some considerations...
NEW—Preliminary results from Russian trials find that #COVID19 vaccine candidates led to no serious adverse events and elicit antibody response
I have spent the last three days speaking to almost every person I've seen on the streets in Kenosha and Racine and folks... I hate to break it to you... but nobody gives a shit about any of the scandals you're tweeting about
🏴James Heathers 🏴
I left academia exactly two months ago.
And I just got a peer review request.
So, I have prepared a real, actual, big boy academic consulting contract, and have sent it to the accounting department of the journal.
I needed to make a small change to my hobby Rails app I was maintaining since 2009. Web development is easy, so how hard could it be?
Famous last words, as it turns out. (thread)
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