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.

Coronavirus na comunicação, publicações e pesquisas em Portugal

China’s data reveal a puzzling link between covid-19 cases and political events

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

20200408 COVID Europe deaths IHME proections

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

O que aconteceu à Wikipedia a 29 de Março?

Perante o ataque em crescendo, o contra-ataque: How to Avoid Misinformation About COVID-19. E sim, Does reporting on panic buying fuel panic buying?

Life, Death, and Soccer During the Last Pandemic (not the Black Death that Radically Changed the Course of History)

Don’t bail out the startups: That’s their investors’ job.

‘Covidiota’, ‘balconazis’, ‘cuarenpena’… los neologismos que nos ha traído la pandemia

NOOOOO! No one’s getting new emoji in 2021 because of the pandemic

AI app collects the sounds of COVID-19

IKEA: Stay Home

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