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"Country X has been lucky." "Nation Y has low population density." "Climate in tropical state Z has an impact."

Probably true, but then still:
#leadership
#strategy
#trust
#communications

massively influence a country's dealing with a #pandemic or a #crisis.

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Would countries have done better or worse with different #leadership and #strategy? I have NO DOUBT.

Key drivers like #leadership and #trust often seem underestimated or hard to grasp.

This is probably due to #complexity of the matter and that drivers are hard to measure.

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The drivers are all related:

#leadership ➡️ trust ➡️ successful execution of #strategy ➡️ empowered leadership ➡️ #trust

#Communications is the glue.

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Worth using google translate to watch the #propagandalive as @Erkanomia is in #Moscow to cover the #Kremlin #Military parade #HappeningNow. Some ++good #OSINT & #IMINT in his #live & candid coverage. 😎
For example, while the #Moscow #Elite typically use a black #SUV with license plate ending in 88 (sometimes 888 for family of senior officials & oligarchs who must #Drive themselves), here we see the first of the latest #cars with new #licenseplatedata.

Close-up I made from the #Finland team's #photography showing @mod_russia's Army #celebrity #swag bags for the Diamond Jubilee #celebration of the #Soviet #WWII win... ignoring 1939-1941 🙄

The Hon Minister Mr Singh, #IndianArmedForces, is a special guest at #VictoryDayParade.
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Some more interesting insights from #CleverLands by @lucy_crehan
about countries #UsingEducation to progress #FINLAND @liandersson
To appreciate how much this nation values education as a society, think about this - even 400 years back, you could not marry if you could not read!
Interestingly, there are no school inspections or teacher evaluations to hold teachers to account. Around 3 decades back, the govt officially decided to disband the posts of school inspectors. Finns believe in their teachers!
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Thread: Wearing masks is our best defense against the #coronavirus.

@WhiteHouse press secretary said today that masks are no longer required in West Wing. Many tweets also advise against masks.

Result: Colossal failure of the US #COVID response.

thehill.com/homenews/admin…

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An example of anti-mask rhetoric can be seen in the video below by a Mr. Huff. I will explain why everything that he says here is scientifically incorrect and a danger to public health. (I do not know Mr. Huff or his motivations.)



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I am not comparing the US to the several dozen countries that have mostly controlled this epidemic, e.g., #Taiwan, #Iceland, #SouthKorea, #Japan, #Thailand, #NewZealand, #Australia, #Austria, #Switzerland, #Greece, #Norway, etc. Some of them never even had to lock down.

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I did an article about the curious case of poisoning #Bulgaria citizen mr Elimian Gebrev, of which 3 #Russia #GRU operatives are sought for. The article is behind a paywall and in Finnish, so a thread will follow.

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At least 1 of the Gerbev poisoning suspects is related also to the #Salisbury poisoning incident which almost lead to the death of Sergei and Julia #Skripal . That was 2018. Mr. Gerbev was attacked in #Bulgaria in 2015, three years prior to Skripal. 1/

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The poison that was used in the murder attempts of Gebrev is yet unidentified. Was #novichok used in Europe already in 2015? 2/
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A year ago took one of the biggest decisions in my life, to go away from #Finland and come back to motherland #Cyprus. 20 years is a long time, but no regret, the Finns they taught me well. Cannot imagine being isolated there during the Covid19, Helsinki airport was my 3rd home
Left with sadness, missing the cottage, sauna and the lovely Amazon ladies. Most importantly my own 2 daughters, the 2nd home up in the #arctic circle. Don't believe that Greeks can stay wtout sun for 6 months, 3 metres snow, freezing temperatures at -40. I did it, proud of that
After a month in #Cyprus, my cousin asked my impressions. Said that you are living like #Kings, with big houses, not Ikea furniture, multiple cars, sea 10 min away, excellent food and wine, infrastructure that is good enough, a sun that is always available, even snow at #Troodos
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#Finland conducted the worlds first national #BasicIncome experiment and the results came out today.

It was found that the effects that a basic income had on #employment were marginal, but the other effects were substantial.
Thread on this:
#perustulokokeilu
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Recipients of #BasicIncome had better health, less struggles with bureaucracy and less economic troubles. They had less psychological distress, depression, melancholic feelings and experienced less loneliness.
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Recipients of #BasicIncome also had higher levels of trust in other people and institutions, higher confidence in their own future possibilites and reported better general well-being.
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The Finnish basic income experiment was the world’s first basic income experiment that was nationwide, statutory and based on a randomised field experiment.

📄Final report (in Finnish): urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-9…

#BasicIncomeExperiment #Finland

kela.fi/web/en/basic-i…
The basic income recipients were selected through random sampling among those who in November 2016 received an unemployment benefit from Kela.

#BasicIncomeExperiment #Finland
The employment effects of the basic income experiment were measured for the period from November 2017 to October 2018.

The interpretation of these effects of the experiment was complicated by the introduction of the activation model in 2018. 🤔

#BasicIncomeExperiment #Finland
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I think it would be a good time to remind everyone, where economic prosperity of nations arise.

So, a (long) thread to economic success, for nations.

I guess the easiest way to start this, is to describe what does NOT work.

First lesson is depicted here. 👇 1/21
What the experience of Japan, with her handling of the early 1990's financial crisis, taught us, is that you NEVER EVER enact a national bailout of banks and corporations.

It's the surest way to prolonged economic malaise.

Japan "fixed" this, with massive increase in debt. 2/
What we need to understand is that productivity growth is everything that matters, economically.

In simplified terms, it's a process that increases the productivity of a human worker thus increasing his wage and making products cheaper.

This is driven by technological... 3/
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#Finland's lawmakers adopted the UN convention on drugs as-is in 1971. Harry Anslingers #racist legacy reached these northern shores one vote past the bar.

Ever since #Cannabis has been the #media evil, where #alcohol kills thousands yearly.

#cannabis #denial #doublestandard
#Finland's local media has been working hard lately.

The local papers in co-operation with associations like #YAD have been generating lot of articles on how #cannabis is somehow responsible for #polydrug-use, or #abuse of drugs among #young people.

#Alcohol never mentioned. 😅
Meanwhile, Statistics #Finland's numbers on kids reveal, that 44% of finnish 14 to 16 year-olds use #alcohol.

This is never mentioned in any of the papers writing #exploitation and #scare stories on #cannabis.

Neither are the other abused #drugs: rx #medication, #amphetamines.
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On Mar 24, we had ~800 #COVID deaths in the US. On Apr 4, when the count was at ~8,000, I predicted ~20,000 deaths by Easter Sunday, Apr 12.

My prediction was spot on. Current tally is 20,600.


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In this PEDAGOGICAL thread, I will explain how I came up with this number. This thread is not meant for systems experts.

I became interested in, and very concerned about, the spread of #coronavirus since January 2020, when I saw the initial datasets from #Wuhan.

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I am an applied mathematician, and I specialize in modeling dynamic systems, besides other things. I am not an epidemiologist, but the spread of infectious diseases are governed by the same mathematical rules that govern dynamical systems in general.

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🌎 It's now time to create a new tweetstorm more focused on 2Q impact.

🇩🇪 #GERMANY TO EXTEND CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS TO END-EASTER: NTV
🇩🇪 #GERMANY EXTENDS NATIONWIDE LOCKDOWN UNTIL APRIL 19 - BBG
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Det är svårt att föreställa sig om det som sker i Kina. Uppenbarligen samlar de in dissidenter. All internet trafik är spärrad utom de källor som kommer via den kinesiska staten. Det som pågår i Kina angående #Coronavirus är en krigshandling av främmande makt.
Det här viruset är
gjord av människan. Ryssland, Indien, Taiwan vet att viruset innehåller HIV.

Därmed är skiten tillverkad av människan. Det sägs att den slår hårdare mot kinesiska män än mot andra raser, vilket betyder att denna "attack" kommer ej från deras egna led.

Fortsättning följer.
Russian scientists believe America created the Wuhan coronavirus to sabotage China dimsumdaily.hk/russian-scient… via @Dimsum Daily
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[THREAD] China Coronavirus Outbreak
A deadly virus is spreading from Asia, affecting hundreds of people and resulting in dozens of deaths, in what may become a gloabal health epidemic. This thread contains news about the outbreak.
#Coronavirus #WuhanOutbreak #ChinaVirus #WarWatch
On Dec 30, 2019, Chinese authorities confirmed cases of pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan, Hubei Province. A team of national experts was sent to carry out detection tests. Patients at a local seafood market were put in quarantine.
#Coronavirus #WuhanOutbreak #ChinaVirus
Liu Youning, a professor of epidemiology and respiratory medicine, told the Global Times that the #coronavirus found in #Wuhan appears to be far less serious than the virus that caused the severe acute respiratory syndrome (#SARS) or the Middle East respiratory syndrome (#MERS).
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Risk assessment, latest news on confirmed cases, #preparadness checklist, geographical distribution and information on coronaviruses.

Find all relevant latest news on the outbreak of the #NovelCoronavirus #nCoV2019 on our dedicated page.

Info ➡️ bit.ly/nCoV2019 Image
#RiskAssessment 22.01
• potential impact of #nCoV2019 outbreaks is high;
• further global spread is likely;
• moderate likelihood of infection for EU/EEA travellers visiting #Wuhan;
• moderate likelihood of detecting cases imported into EU/EEA;
Report: bit.ly/2urGsxe Image
@WHO @WHO_Europe @ECDC_EU @EU_Health @EU_Commission Daily update of the #nCoV2019 situation - 24.01
• 897 lab-confirmed cases
• 26 fatalities
• imported cases in: #HongKong, #Macau, #Taiwan, #Thailand, #Japan, #SouthKorea, the #US, #Singapore and #Vietnam
More: bit.ly/nCoV2019 Image
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1) @Puolustusvoimat released a trailer for an upcoming training video – Taistelukenttä 2020 – the other day. It depicts an escalating #turpo/#säkpol scenario. Some of my observations below (the videos are put together rather purposefully).

2) The video starts with a cyber or SOF operation to disturb electrical grid, and a “newsflash” on Finland being subjected to aggressive military and non-military operations --> std. thinking but good reminder that escalation doesn't 'build up to' mil force, it is integral to it.
3) at 0:15 “FDF begins mobilisation” – the political decision to do so would have many ramifications & could not be done in secret. However, prior to mob. FDF would have increased readiness and used instantly available forces...
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Statement from #Iraq|i PM:

Shortly after midnight on Wednesday 8/1/2020, we received an official verbal message from the Islamic Republic of #Iran that the Iranian response to the assassination of the martyr Qassem Soleimani had begun or It will start in a little while
Rough translation of the full statement, this was done via google. So it'll be slightly off but it gives you context.
It appears #Finland knew the strikes were coming, therefore I have no doubt the #US were completely aware of the incoming missiles, hence 0 casualties.
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Seriously, #Finland?

This is awful, if true. A state should respect the rights of its citizens in all cases, not put life-and-death decisions about those citizens to a public referendum on social media.

What’s next, public hangings based on the volume of stadium cheers?
The Instagram post is certainly on her account, and I’m told by two sources who speak Finnish that this is indeed what she’s saying.

Seriously bad judgement here.
Dear @KatriKulmuni, Could you explain, please?
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Today is the Independence Day of Finland so here is a thread about all things Finnish. 🇫🇮 The role of horses in modern urban settings:
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The smoked salmon here is second to none. I’ve indulged everyday since I arrived!

But today i must admit, I’m missing Bernard’s dodo, egg and stew! 😜
Did you know?

“For over 75 years, the Finnish government has gifted mothers-to-be with a baby box. This starter kit comes with everything expectant and adoptive parents could hope for, helping them seamlessly adjust to life with a newborn.”
“Typically, it comes with around 60 products incl seasonally-appropriate indoor and outdoor clothing, nighttime necessities like a sleeping bag and small foam mattress.”
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A palpable revival of #UniversalJurisdiction is underway in Europe.
Here are 7 examples of recent important activities (trials, arrests, investigations) that have taken place only in the last few weeks.
There are certainly more that I am unaware of.
And certainly more to come.
1. #Sweden
>> Arrest of an Iranian national allegedly involved in the #1988Massacre of thousands of detainees. First ever #UniversalJurisdiction case on #Iran to go ahead.
nytimes.com/reuters/2019/1…
2. #Belgium
>> The trial of a #Rwandan man accused of having participated in the 1994 #genocide of the Tutsi minority is currently underway.
brusselstimes.com/all-news/belgi…
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1. "More people say openly that #Erdogan's attitude reminds them of #Hitler."
Several hundred people, including several dozen civilians, have been killed in #Syria since the beginning of the #Turkish attack. About 200,000 people had to leave their homes.
2. Drastic executions of civilians are carried out. #ISIS fighters are escaping from prisons with the help of the #Turkish army. The whole world watches Erdogan's actions in disbelief and fear. Many countries and organizations are taking action against the Turkish operation.
3. #Trump, who probably wants to regain his image by imposing sanctions on three Turkish ministers, also belongs to them.
In addition, #Turkey may face further consequences:
#UEFA is sharply responding to the political provocations of Turkish players in the match against France.
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45. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria
#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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21 to 40. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼
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