A Global COVID-19 Exit Strategy: The first crucial element of a COVID-19 exit strategy is massive testing (for both infection and immunity); A second component of an exit strategy is effective disease surveillance and control; Third, a global COVID-19 exit strategy would be safest with an effective vaccine; Finally, the faster and more effectively we act to contain the spread of the virus in the world’s poorest and most populous countries, the better we can protect everyone.
Economic effects of COVID-19 around the world (btw, Millions Need Unemployment Benefits. Unfortunately, the Delivery System Is Broken)
COVID-19 twice as contagious as previously thought [Terá a poluição alguma influência? 2003: positive association between air pollution and SARS case fatality in Chinese population; 2018: Pollution, Infectious Disease, and Mortality: Evidence from the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic: findings support recent medical evidence on the link between air pollution and influenza infection, and suggest that poor air quality was an important cause of mortality during the pandemic. 2020: Can atmospheric pollution be considered a co-factor in extremely high level of SARS-CoV-2 lethality in Northern Italy? A national study on long-term exposure to air pollution and COVID-19 mortality in the US: The study results underscore the importance of continuing to enforce existing air pollution regulations to protect human health both during and after the COVID-19 crisis]
‘Snapshot’ of pandemic origins & which European countries are expected to have the highest coronavirus death tolls
How to get the world from Covid-19 to Covid-Zero with just $8bn: The science that will provide the exit strategy is short of at least an immediate $8bn, according to the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (…) It is a fraction of the total cost of the pandemic [mas “não há lucro em evitar uma catástrofe futura“…]
Responsible Coronavirus Surveillance Is Possible, Privacy Experts Say [mas] Some of the governments within the EU are open to work with an analysis of aggregated data, while others still focus on the control of the geo-location of specific individuals (…) Hackathon aimed at finding technology responses to the covid-19 virus resulted in 800 possible projects
‘Covidiota’, ‘balconazis’, ‘cuarenpena’… los neologismos que nos ha traído la pandemia
A sério, é arte? Simpsons em quarentena? We need to start modeling alternative futures? Transhumanism? Viajar em segurança? Ir a “quarantine concerts”, para manter “live music alive“? Ter rede social para dois, cortesia do Facebook? Com tanto para fazer, é precisa uma cinquentena…