Boletim Covid do dia (13Abr)

E depois de amanhã? Um projecto político que podia ser de cidadãos…

Italian comic illustrator Milo Manara finds new heroes — women on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

Para Bruno Maçães, se não se gosta dos efeitos da privacidade, muda-se a privacidade… Only Surveillance Can Save Us From Coronavirus: Big data offers tools to stop the pandemic right now—if we change our definition of privacy: Privacy advocates will find it difficult to convince the public that traditional definitions of privacy are of higher value than the freedom to leave your house. No one should want to abandon privacy as a value, of course, or even to downgrade its importance. But it’s entirely possible to develop a concept of privacy that is less metaphorical, with new boundaries consistent with the practical challenges society now faces.

Give All My Data to Google and the CDC: We can protect privacy in the time of pandemic and still use technology and data for public health and public good. [Mobile data helps Norway track cases: Telenor says that in order to maintain individual privacy they only count groups of people greater than 20, as it is “very, very hard” to re-identify all individuals in groups larger than this size.]

De resto, não passa nada… Vigiar e lucrar: dados de localização ‘anônimos’ vendidos pela Vivo. Technology firms are processing large volumes of confidential UK patient information in a data-mining operation that is part of the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak

Will we really want to follow China’s use of digital technology for social control? “Policing your diet”?

Hanwang says its technology has reached 95% accuracy in identifying mask wearers: the facial-recognition company (…) started preparing for the coronavirus in early January. Huang Lei, the company’s chief technical officer, said that even before the new virus was widely known about, he had begun to get requests from hospitals at the centre of the outbreak in Hubei province to update its software to recognise nurses wearing masks.

The Human-Capital Costs of the Crisis: the coronavirus pandemic has caused no damage to physical capital stock. But firm-specific skills have no value when the firm that uses them goes out of business, which is one reason why US productivity, wages, and economic growth are likely to be affected for years to come. [The pope just proposed a universal basic income. Is the United States ready for it?]

‘Sudden Black Hole’ for the Economy With Millions More Unemployed. Everything Is Awful. So Why Is the Stock Market Booming? Greed and Fear Collide: Wall Street Calls Traders Back to Office. How private equity is using the pandemic to extort taxpayers. When COVID-19 recedes, it will leave behind a severe economic crisis. But, as always, some people will profit. The Normal Economy Is Never Coming Back: The latest U.S. data proves the world is in its steepest freefall ever—and the old economic and political playbooks don’t apply.

A data visualization expert answers 5 key questions on coronavirus graphics:
Why use the logarithmic scale? Does adjusting for a country’s population size make the data easier to read? Why is it important to talk about the number of confirmed cases? Why show the lockdown date on a chart? What is the data telling us about the nature of the spread?

Trump a apoiar ataques contra a ciência, Bolsonaro também e o perigo de ter machos na mesma jaula

Só um terço? Nearly a third of Americans believe a conspiracy theory about the origins of the coronavirus vs Inside the Viral Spread of a Coronavirus Origin Theory vs Anti-vaxxers are spreading false claims about cures for COVID-19 vs No, You Did Not Get COVID-19 in the Fall of 2019: theory has no scientific basis, and it spreads dangerous misinformation.

North Korea insists it has no coronavirus. WHO’s representative to the country said that 709 people had been tested with no confirmed cases as of April 2. Over 100 N. Korean Soldiers Died from Coronavirus

Comparing COVID-19 with Past Outbreaks, Spanish flu (1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic)

Sem nada para fazer? 10 fun apps to help you stay connected with friends and family [and pets!]. Name every color in the RGB/web space.

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