The fear of coronavirus is changing our psychology: Due to some deeply evolved responses to disease, fears of contagion lead us to become more conformist and tribalistic, and less accepting of eccentricity. Our moral judgements become harsher and our social attitudes more conservative when considering issues such as immigration or sexual freedom and equality. Daily reminders of disease may even sway our political affiliations.
Neither A Black Swan Nor A Zombie Apocalypse – The Futures Of A World With The Covid-19 Coronavirus: this crisis is a health crisis but, of course, it is much more. It is about leadership and governance , about what type of world we wish to live in. It is a test of the creation of a planetary civilization, working together to solve problems. If we do not succeed, the next ‘Corona’ is just around the corner.
Less Than Half Pay for Media, News and Entertainment, But Willingness to Pay Is Rising: The current coronavirus challenge only emphasizes the indispensable role that the media plays in society today. With the value of content growing, the industry needs financial models that facilitate social functions while still supporting widespread access to critical content.
Coronavirus world map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?
Trump and national security adviser Robert O’Brien said they aren’t in a position to know whether China is reporting accurate numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths.
Don’t Believe the COVID-19 Models: Right answers are not what epidemiological models are for.
Europe’s coronavirus lockdown measures compared: guide to when the measures were brought in and how they differ from country to country
“Health Care Kamikazes“: Over 12,000 health care workers have contracted Covid-19 in Spain amid grave shortages in personal protective equipment. Nurses and doctors showed us how they make their own gowns, masks and shields.
Biopharma – The Next National Security Frontier: Cybersecurity, weapons manufacturing, and artificial intelligence have long been deemed critical to national security. In a post-COVID-19 world, it is clear that biopharma companies are going to be at the forefront of our national security.
UN Warns Most A.I. Isn’t Ready to Fight the Coronavirus: a new report from the United Nations’ artificial intelligence initiative, Global Pulse; the World Health Organization; and the Mila Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute warns that there’s far more work to be done before A.I. can have a meaningful impact on the situation.
The novel coronavirus is infectious, deadly and invisible to the naked eye. It spreads exponentially, has traversed the globe and today poses a threat to the very foundations of modern civilisation. All these properties it shares with capitalism.
Masked statues around the world: Statues from Melbourne to Buenos Aires have been decorated with protective masks
Some of the world’s best-known places on the same day, at noon
[act.: Trudeau threatens retaliation after Trump keeps shipment of masks intended for Canadian doctors. Face masks from China intended for France ‘hijacked’ by US at the last minute: Francia denuncia intentos de Estados Unidos de llevarse sus pedidos de China, pero París también ha provocado cortes de suministro a otros países, como España
US accused of ‘modern piracy’ after diversion of masks meant for Europe: German politician adds to chorus of complaints about American tactics to source protective gear]