Indicadores de contexto para a pandemia COVID-19 em Portugal: A leitura da relação entre o número de casos confirmados por 10 mil habitantes e a densidade populacional destaca um conjunto de 32 municípios com valores acima da média nacional em ambos os indicadores.

| Políticas
The Danger Of Letting Your Universe Shrink During The Pandemic: to date, over 1,100 incidents of anti-Asian hate have been reported.

| Economia
10 Tycoons Gained $126 Billion Over The Past Month:
Jeff Bezos (Amazon); Net worth: $144.5B, up $27.5B
Mukesh Ambani (Petrochemicals, oil & gas); Net worth: $49.9B, up $17.1B
Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook); Net worth: $68.5B, up $13.4B
Steve Ballmer (Microsoft); Net worth: $61.9B, up $10.5B
Bernard Arnault & family (LVMH); Net worth: $91.5B, up $10.2B
Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway); Net worth: $73.3B, up $10.1B
MacKenzie Bezos (Amazon); Net worth: $47.1B, $9.7B
Elon Musk (Tesla); Net worth: $36.7B, up $9.6B
Larry Ellison (Software); Net worth: $65.3B, up $9.3B
Larry Page (Google); Net worth: $58.1B, up $8.7B

Capitalism Can’t Be Repaired – Coronavirus Shows Its Huge Weaknesses: Why “fix” capitalism in these ways? Why the irrationality of unemployment pay without socially useful work for the unemployed? Why reproduce a normal capitalism that so undemocratically organizes its enterprises—where an unaccountable employer minority dictates to an employee majority? Why replace one group of employer dictators with another, when a better alternative presents itself? In short, why reproduce the capitalist (i.e., employer-employee) system generating socially divisive levels of unequal income and wealth almost everywhere plus business cycles regularly intruding instability? [Why, Obama, why?]

Reviving America after Covid-19 will take years, not months. [E um milagre?…] O homem que vai tratar da recuperação económica para o candidato apoiado por bin Laden acredita que “recessões são actos divinos“.

COVID-19 Consumer Sentiment

AnxietyIndex COVID-19 Report

| Ciências
How does coronavirus kill? Young and middle-aged people, barely sick with covid-19, are dying of strokes. Some didn’t even know they were infected.

Urban Density Is Not an Enemy in the Coronavirus Fight: Evidence from China vs New York City’s multitentacled subway system was a major disseminator – if not the principal transmission vehicle – of coronavirus infection.

Straight Talk About a COVID-19 Vaccine: Let’s say we have a vaccine in 18 months. How do you make 1 billion doses or 4 billion doses or whatever it’s going to take to immunize everybody?

Apesar de ser “potentially dangerous” e desaconselhado pela WHO, alguém vai importar camelos

What is the new illness affecting children, and is it linked to coronavirus? That is the concern, but doctors don’t know.

| Tecnologias
This Is No Time for an Internet Blackout: Communication and information access are a matter of life and death for many people, and that is especially true during a pandemic.

| Privacidade
If the EU had an official religion, it would be privacy. [Substituir Europa por Amazon…] A European Contact-Tracing [“exposure notification“] App Might Be More Privacy-Invading Than Apple and Google’s: If a contact-tracing app uploads its data to a centralized server, that would create an even greater risk: The government—or any hacker who gets access to that server—could work out the movements and personal interactions of an entire population.

Australia’s COVIDSafe contact tracing app already has more than a million downloads: the app doesn’t collect location data and an infected person must consent to having their data shared

| (Des)Informação
Como Trump teve a ideia da cura pela lixívia? Por Mark Grenon. Quem a promove? Fãs das teorias da conspiração.

Media are no longer the deliverers of information. The information has already been delivered. So the question now for journalists is how — and whether — we add value to that stream of information. In this matter, as in our current crisis, we have much to learn from medicine: Both scientists and journalists must do a better job explaining science

Social media no longer tolerates toxic lies? Don’t believe a word of it

| Sugestões
Fazer o que fazem os “chateados ricos“? Comprar jóias

Espreitar uma mala de senhora dos anos 50

Kindness Amid the Coronavirus: Tracking Stories of Kindness and Humanity related to the Pandemic

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