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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 6/25/2020-2

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Tom Rosenstiel on Twitter: I’m not avid on Twitter, but at others’ urging I want to offer a thread in response to @wesleylowery’s powerful essay in the @nytimes

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#journalists #objectivity
Interview: A disease modeler talks COVID-19, contact tracing, and quarantine | NOVA | PBS

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#disease #contact #tracing #modelling
Researchers uncover brain mechanisms in fruit flies that may impact future learning

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#brain #learning #flies
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 6/02/2020-2

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What COVID-19 Means For The Future Of Capitalism, Democracy And Sustainability

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#coronavirus #future #capitalism #democracy #Sustainability
U.S. COVID-19 Contact Tracing Programs Designed for Failure, Despite Bloomberg Money; Why Can't the U.S. Copy the Lessons of Hong Kong's Success? | naked capitalism

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#tracing #failure #contact #Bloomberg
Stretch and flow: Research sheds light on unusual properties of well-known materials

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#research #flow #materials #Stretch
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What some nations are NOT telling the public, is businesses are re-opening but patrons are required to register to be served. Not kidding. #WeDoNotConsent #Tracing
I have NOT heard this in the USA, this is being reported in other countries. I will share where, as soon as I do some research.

*A few friends who are small business owners, shared this with me. These are ones who survived the shutdown, & NOW are considering closing doors...
If they are required to track their neighbors, they will not. They will retire. The nation loses these successful small businesses due to violation of moral ethics. These examples r small businesses w 17+ years success, employers, zero debt, perfect credit, w/ inventory too.
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1/30 In two forthcoming pieces, I examine #Japan's response to the #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic. I'll summarize the main non-theoretical points here (long thread alert!).
2/30 #Japan’s figures have always looked good compared to many other countries, which initially led to suspicion that the ‘real’ numbers of #COVID19 #coronavirus infections & death were being played down.
3/30 #Tokyo Metropolitan Government at least has now released full #COVID19 figures, including general death rates, seeming to put this argument to rest (but these figures are also now being challenged). japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/05/0…
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Contact Tracing apps will likely not work the way they're conceived today.

The best attempt worldwide is proving us right: Iceland, with 40% penetration, says they're mostly useless [1//3]
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I warned of that issue weeks ago.
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For contact tracing, it’s first humans. You need ~15 people for every case, and they can manually do most of the work, like in Alaska [2//3]
These 15ppl are 5 ppl working over 3 days, (so 15 person.days) which is a very long time in contact #tracing. In other places, with tech and experience, it might be closer to ~5 person.days. And as for tech help, there’s nothing without a privacy conversation. [3/3]
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Out today: Our new @TheLancet analysis of #ethics & #politics of #access to #testing #PPE & #Covid19 treatment. We must act now so to ensure that geopolitically powerful countries apply ethical standards & coordinate their procurement to access for #LMICs thelancet.com/journals/lance…
Many #African health systems lack capacity to respond if #COVID19 outbreaks get out of control. So #testing & #tracing are particularly vital.

Unfortunately, testing supplies are increasingly scarce, as #NorthAmerican & #European countries snap up everything on the market.
This mirrors failures in the #AIDS response—when testing & treatment came to #Africa years after it arrived in #US & #Europe, and long after the #pandemic had taken hold. This resulted in tens of millions of unnecessary deaths. @chidodc @DrWilfredoM @RenzoGuinto @paimadhu
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While we continue to talk about #Tracing apps, we are missing out in what happens on the level of infrastructure.

I see three things:

1) Amazon and other "just-in.time" services are becoming essential infrastructure. Thus consolidating their (near monopoly) power.
2) Social media companies are consolidating their central role shaping public discourse. How? Content moderation is expanded, and, as the lock-down keeps workers at home, and the rest is focused on Covid-19 stuff, more & more is being automated, further reducing accountability.
3) Big data companies (e.g. Palantir) are moving into public sector infrastructures, providing data-analytics services. Not only do they gain access to vast amounts of data, but their logic of differential treatment (rather than universal service) will become even more dominant.
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1/ I noticed that a lot of people don't know what #tracing and #tracking means.

#tracking is associated to something bad, but for some reasons #tracing seems ok. Let's go back to the definitions
2/ According to Wikipedia: "A tracking system is used for the observing of persons or objects on the move and supplying a timely ordered sequence of location data for further processing." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracking_…
3/ Even without technical skills, people understand that a system is observing, monitoring, their movements. Because we are adults with our free will, it's something we don't like.

#tracking = bad
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