Boletim Covid do dia (08Abr)

COVID-19 projections assuming full social distancing through May 2020

Science Matters: Let’s Talk About COVID-19 (Fast Funding for COVID-19 Science)

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Media Consumption, by Generation (e em Portugal?)

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Why the coronavirus lockdown is making the internet stronger than ever: Between January and late March, internet traffic increased by around a quarter in many major cities

The Supposed Symptoms of the Coronavirus: much of this is speculative and won’t pan out.

With ventilators running out, doctors say the machines are overused for Covid-19: large numbers of patients could instead be treated with less intensive respiratory support

The problem with using ‘patient zero’ and ‘party zero’ in coronavirus news? No single person should be ‘blamed’ for starting an outbreak.

La peor crisis desde la II Guerra Mundial [a new Great Depression?]: en 3 meses, se perderán 230 M de empleos

These are the trade-offs we make when we depend on billionaires to save us: “If we need the resources now but we’ll regret them having this power later, what does it mean for immediate suffering at the moment?”

How Governments Introduce Surveillance Under Veil of Coronavirus Control: A Comissão recomenda hoje medidas para desenvolver uma abordagem comum da UE para a utilização de dados e aplicações móveis em resposta à pandemia de coronavírus. Behind the global efforts to make a privacy-first coronavirus tracking app: Germany launches smartwatch app to monitor coronavirus spread [but] Location Tracking to Fight Coronavirus Is Dangerous and Possibly Pointless: The problem is that it’s not at all clear the value that new or existing surveillance tools bring to the table, and it’s possible to create tools that provide similar insights without building new surveillance infrastructure. Tracking: quelle efficacité contre le Covid-19, quel danger pour la vie privée? The problem with “anonymous data” when facing a [pandemic big brother]

COVID-19 stoking xenophobia, hate and exclusion [excluding them from access to healthcare!!], minority rights expert warns: How to ethically cover COVID-19

UK and US Security Agencies Issue COVID-19 Cyber Threat Update: To date the agencies are not seeing overall levels of cyber crime increase, but they are seeing a growing use of COVID-19 related themes by malicious cyber actors.

5G Conspiracy Theorists Are Using Fears About The Coronavirus To Make Money: For $350, they’ll sell you a USB stick they claim protects you from harmful 5G radiation and prevents infection from the coronavirus. (It doesn’t.)

How to Pass Time in a Pandemic? How will humans, by nature social animals, fare when isolated? Covid-19 will harm people’s mental health (How to meditate when it feels like everything is out of control)

A pandemia dos intermináveis apoios, lá como cá: U.S. airlines want a $50 billion bailout. They spent $45 billion buying back their stock.

Ainda sobre o consumo de media (People Are Spending 20% More Time in Apps During the COVID-19 Lockdowns):

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