The dark decade ahead: This is what the end of the end of history looks like.
COVID-19 e Gestão de Crises: um Novo Paradigma? Entre 18 de março e 2 de maio de 2020, a PSP efectuou 266 detenções por crime de desobediência, das quais, 87 detenções por violação do dever de confinamento obrigatório a cidadãos infectados, uma média de 6 detenções por dia. Efectuou igualmente 73 detenções por violência doméstica, a maioria em flagrante delito.
Neste período, a criminalidade geral (menos 50%) e a criminalidade violenta e grave (menos 40%) registaram uma redução significativa, face ao período homólogo do ano passado. Os crimes que mais decresceram em termos estatísticos foram a condução sob o efeito de álcool (menos 80%), as ofensas à integridade física (menos 63%) e os furtos por carteirista (menos 92%). Os ilícitos criminais que mais subiram foram as burlas (mais 95%), a resistência e coação sobre funcionário (mais 12%) e a burla informática (mais 16,5%).
The heavy toll of a virus that exposes uneasy truths wherever it infects: Yet the biggest impact may be on politics. Looking back, we might call the coronavirus of our affliction “the truth virus”. Wherever it has spread, it has revealed submerged truths about political regimes, entire societies and international institutions.
US and China: edging towards a new type of cold war? Facing historic job losses and behind in the polls, US president Donald Trump has moved to blame China for his administration’s struggles in responding to coronavirus.
Portugal’s Airbnb owners resist push to low-rent housing: As reservation calendars at Portugal’s 90,000 holiday homes were wiped clean amid the coronavirus outbreak, councils in its biggest cities swooped in with offers to rent up to 2,000 properties to sublet as low-cost housing. But owners are reluctant to give up the business model which has done them so well in recent years.
The coronavirus cure is now worse than the disease: the ‘almost irrational focus’ on stopping COVID-19 no matter the cost
Updated thoughts on COVID-19: For the sake of both science and action in the COVID-19 pandemic, we need collaboration among specialists, not sects.
Masks-for-all for COVID-19 not based on sound data
There is no scientific evidence they are effective in reducing the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission
Their use may result in those wearing the masks to relax other distancing efforts because they have a sense of protection
We need to preserve the supply of surgical masks for at-risk healthcare workers.
Lessons from porn industry could help Hollywood adapt to coronavirus
Commission seeks ‘largest possible participation’ of EU citizens for COVID-19 apps [EU-funded COVID-19 app ‘listens to voices and coughs’]
Your Boss Is Watching You: Work-From-Home Boom Leads To More Surveillance & Keys to Your Online Life: our unaccountable surveillance state is set to expand: America’s Largest Managed Security Services Provider Launches Comprehensive, Integrated Covid-19 Safety Program for Office Buildings and Suites
COVID infodemic and the lure of censorship – Automated tools don’t work: what a surprise!
In the Claws of a Police State: Duterte militarizes his response to the coronavirus
Get Ready for a Vaccine Information War, months or years before one even exists: Anti-vaccine movement could undermine efforts to end coronavirus pandemic, researchers warn: The online competition between pro- and anti-vaccination views
Politicians worry about radicalization at anti-lockdown protests: After a weekend of demonstrations across Germany, lawmakers worry that they are being used to spread far-right and anti-vaccine ideologies. Attacks on journalists and police have also been on the rise.
Misinformation at the pulpit: Nigerians tend to trust religious leaders more than government officials — and during a pandemic, that could be disastrous.
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A million people are pretending to be ants on Facebook — and it could be therapeutic: Since the beginning of March, a “group where we all pretend to be ants in an ant colony” has grown from 100,000 members to more than 1.7 million, according to its creator, Tyrese Childs. And the number of people vying to join keeps rising.