May 2020

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Inside Trump’s coronavirus meltdown

Financial Times: “American leadership in any disaster, whether a tsunami or an Ebola outbreak, has been a truism for decades. The US is renowned for helping others in an emergency. […] History will mark Covid-19 as the first time that ceased to be true. US airlifts have been missing in action. America cannot even supply itself.”


Monday, 11 May 2020

Coronavirus: Scientific Realities Vs. Economic Fallacies

Georgi Marinov: “The most appropriate name for COVID-19 would be ‘SARS-2’ because it is a SARS virus with the same mechanism of action. […] Official names were given in early February 2020, and while the virus got its proper name ‘SARS-CoV-2’, the disease was not named ‘SARS-2’ but ‘COVID-19’. This did not play a minor role.”


The Shape Of The Machine

Mike Hoye: “It’s not on the same level as Facebook, obviously, where they’ve managed to compartment their org structure so carefully that complicity in war crimes and other atrocities leaves facebookers feeling like they’re the ones being portrayed unfairly, but it’s still an accomplishment.”