The Pandemic Makes Us Feel As If We Don’t Have Control – But We Never Really Did: so many people are asking the question that has run through my head over and over again these last few years: What do I do now?

| Política
The pandemic raises unavoidable and legitimate political questions. We should be suspicious of any attempt to dismiss them.

Mortes nos EUA: De 100 mil para 3.000, a tempo do desconfinamento económico, passando pelos 60 mil ou 70 mil

Two-Thirds of Americans Expect Presidential Election Will Be Disrupted by COVID-19

| Economia


The Rise of Sanitised Travel. Why Restaurants Are So Fucked. The business of health: Every brand is now in the business of promoting public health, whether by keeping employees home, diverting production to making masks and hand sanitizers or simply amplifying World Health Organization recommendations on social distancing and hand washing.

Women working at home are doing more childcare and housework, while virtual work has no knocking-off time. Will this end along with the lockdown? Don’t bet on it

| Ciência
R number: the figure that will determine when lockdown lifts

Let’s Create an Elite Scientific Body to Advise on Global Catastrophes: Call it the Science Readiness Reserves

Why the coronavirus feels so risky

China deliberately destroyed evidence about start of coronavirus, report says

The race for coronavirus vaccines: how will scientists choose the best?

It Will Probably Take Longer Than 12 to 18 Months to Get a Vaccine (Tool to Predict and Manage Global Portfolio Productivity and Risk)

Covid-19 Changed How the [US, China] Does Science, Together

What Other Coronaviruses Tell Us About SARS-CoV-2: medical researchers have more than half a century of experience with this family of viruses — by the time they identified the first human version in 1965, multiple animal coronaviruses were already known to exist. Since then, dozens of additional coronaviruses have been discovered in wildlife, livestock and humans.

The Unintended Consequences of a Proposed Cure for COVID-19

| Tecnologia
Instagram for Business COVID-19 Playbook + Connecting people during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Facebook)

Efficiency vs. Resilience: What COVID-19 Teaches Computing

Hostile states trying to steal coronavirus research, says UK agency: Experts say Russia, Iran and China likely to be behind cyber-attacks on universities

| Privacidade
Covid-19 surveillance tech explained: 6 ways governments are monitoring the virus – and you:
– Contact tracing: To track who may be infected and prevent contagion.
– Mass location tracking: To monitor and understand lockdown compliance.
– Surveillance drones: To encourage – or order – people to return home.
– AI and Big Data: To predict how the outbreak will unfold.
– Quarantine enforcement: To keep infected – or potentially infected – people at home.

Contact-tracing apps are not a solution to the COVID-19 crisis: India COVID-19 app raises surveillance fears: Experts raise privacy concerns over government’s Aarogya Setu app, now mandatory for public and private sector workers. ‘Guinea pigs‘. How We Feel? COVID Control. COVID Symptom Tracker. Ferramenta de triagem da COVID‑19 (CDC criteria for digital contact tracing opens door for Apple-Google approach: ban use of location tracking in contact tracing apps). Managers turn to surveillance software, always-on webcams to ensure employees are (really) working from home. Para que servem as “contact tracing apps“? SARS-CoV-2 Bluetooth contact tracing apps are a tremendously stupid idea! Mobile Phone Data Show More Americans Are Leaving Their Homes, Despite Orders [We need mass surveillance to fight covid-19—but it doesn’t have to be creepy]

Wearing a mask is for smug liberals. Refusing to is for reckless Republicans.

Biometrics and sympton-checking: To find and monitor infected people.

Did Mark Pesce almost accidentally invent Bluetooth contact tracking during some experimenting back in 2005?

| (Des)Informação
The President and the 1917 Pandemic That Wasn’t: Trump’s mistake is one of those small, seemingly inconsequential errors that anyone, and especially our fact-challenged President, might make. But Trump, it turns out, has referred to a 1917 flu dozens of times since mid-March, almost always when complaining about his own misfortune in leading the country through such a historically rare event.

Trump confident that coronavirus may have originated in Chinese lab [but it may be the US president’s pushing of anti-malarial drugs that does far more lasting damage to his administration] Trump Officials Are Said to Press Spies to Link Virus and Wuhan Labs [but Wuhan lab says there’s no way coronavirus originated there. Here’s the science.]

China Tried to Indoctrinate U.S. Students to Spread Communist Party Propaganda, Slow Coronavirus Research, Republicans Say. China refuses WHO requests to participate in coronavirus investigations: WHO says coronavirus ‘natural in origin‘. [Luc Montagnier] A Nobel Laureate Said the New Coronavirus Was Made in a Lab. He’s Wrong. Nobel Laureate Tasuku Honjo Refutes Link To ‘Man-Made’ Coronavirus Claim (Alan Sugar: I just passed it on. I didn’t write it)

Anti-quarantine protesters are being kicked off Facebook and quickly finding refuge on a site loved by conspiracy theorist

| Sugestões
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Balcony Seats: Watching Movies From Apartment Buildings

Jukebox, a neural net that generates music, including rudimentary singing, as raw audio in a variety of genres and artist styles (Deepfake Music Is So Good It Might Be Illegal)