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COVID-19: Scenarios to think the unthinkable and prepare for the uncertain... Doc About Wuhan's Lockdown Was 'Too Real' For My Wuhan-Born Dad. I'm Glad I Watched. You Should Politicize the Coronavirus. Read: Boris Johnson and the optimism delusion Post-crash austerity fell harder on women, who tended to pick up the slack from cuts to children’s services and care for the elderly, damaging their earning potential as a result.

You Should Politicize the Coronavirus

In Britain today, women make up the majority of low earners, according to the Women’s Budget Group, an independent think tank. Nearly half of single parents, nine out of 10 of whom are mothers, are living in poverty. In light of this, measuring the gender pay gap would seem to give us an important insight into economic recovery after the pandemic. But not to commentators such as Daniel Hannan. COVID Bullies = Worst Form of Bullies. Year of the Rat. The Strategic Consequences of the Coronavirus Crisis. The great acceleration. The Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown Was an Economic Revolution. We know from every disaster movie that time is supposed to accelerate, not stand still, during a catastrophe.

The Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown Was an Economic Revolution

If asked to draw a scenario months ago, most of us would have imagined moments of chaos and disorder, akin to the profound social chaos in Florence during the plague as described by Boccaccio in his 14th-century work The Decameron, “all respect for the laws of God and man … broken down.” Instead, for weeks after the coronavirus pandemic arrived, silence and composure seemed to reign. Economies were stopped in their tracks—deliberately and methodically—and this, too, confounded expectations. For the first time, an economic crisis resulted not from the sudden loss of control over economic processes but from a collective decision to switch off large segments of the economy.

On a graph, it seems less appropriate to plot a rapidly nosediving line than one frozen in time. Pandemics are a recurrent phenomenon in human history. Lives vs lives – the global cost of lockdown. ‘There have been as many plagues in history as there have been wars,’ wrote Albert Camus in The Plague, ‘yet always plagues and wars take people equally by surprise.’

Lives vs lives – the global cost of lockdown

So it was this time. The arrival of a new coronavirus blindsided governments of most advanced nations as they reached for a tool that few had ever really considered before: lockdown. It all happened too fast for a proper discussion about the implications. The biggest question — the extent to which lockdown will claim lives as well as save them — is one you can ask at a global level. We know the national costs. Yet this argument, to many, seems crass. Physicians For Informed Consent Say Infection Fatality Rate of COVID-19 Is 0.26 Percent.

The Facts:The Physicians For Informed Consent (PIC) recently published a report titled "Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC) Compares COVID-19 to Previous Seasonal and Pandemic Flu Periods.

Physicians For Informed Consent Say Infection Fatality Rate of COVID-19 Is 0.26 Percent

" According to them, the infection/fatality rate of COVID-19 is 0.26%.Reflect On:Is the new coronavirus as dangerous as it's being made out to be, or does it compare to other severe respiratory viruses? Is what we've gone through with regards to lockdown measures and mask really about the virus, or something else? COVID-19 Is Transmitted Through Aerosols. We Need to Adapt. Ionizing air affects influenza virus infectivity and prevents airborne-transmission. Study design The experimental room has grounded metal walls, with a volume of 19 m3 (B250*L330*H235cm).

Ionizing air affects influenza virus infectivity and prevents airborne-transmission

One active and one inactive ionizer device, designed for collection and analysis of particles in the air, were placed in the room at equal distance (215 cm) from the nebulizer (Aiolos Albatross, Aiolos, Sweden), with a distance of 64 cm between the ionizers. A particle counter (PortaCount Plus, TSI Incorporated, USA) was used before and during the experiment. What’s “Plan C” for COVID-19? A grassroots uprising of makers, engineers and others are creating a backup plan for the backup plan for COVID-19.

What’s “Plan C” for COVID-19?

This is about the people and projects of Plan C from Maker Space. In the face of COVID-19, shortages of medical equipment, such as ventilators for patients, and protective gear for personnel in hospitals are becoming a critical problem. Who will be able to address these shortages in time? The Maker Movement might provide a “Plan C” for America and the world. Indeed, it’s starting to happen already. “Plan A” is the federal government promptly using its emergency power to take over factories to produce needed equipment. That leaves us with “Plan C”: groups of independent makers, entrepreneurs and innovators who are organizing online to provide alternative solutions. 10 Interesting and Inclusive (COVID19 Triggered) Citizen Moves. Compiled by Courtney Savie Lawrence, Prateeksha Singh — UNDP Regional Innovation Centre Asia Pacific Who is accountable for responding to COVID19?

10 Interesting and Inclusive (COVID19 Triggered) Citizen Moves

Recently, we shared ‘11 Bold (COVID19 Triggered) Policy Moves’ that caught our attention- where governments, from across the structural spectrum, from federal to municipal, were experimenting or being more ambitious in their approach to the pandemic. COVID Processes. Illuminating invasions.

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