Tag Archives: 2019ncov

Global leaders

I am not entirely sure where Amy Siskind is going with this, but here’s her least effective global leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic: And here’s her most effective global leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic: No, I think I get the … Continue reading

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A COVID-19 related question

And a general working environment question: What do you do if your boss don’t believe that COVID-19 really is a problem or a threat and proceeds to ignore the official guidelines? I am quite sure my own boss doesn’t suffer … Continue reading

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Salaries are never fair, but sometimes they are unfair

It’s a discussion I have on a regular basis, as I have for a very long time been in positions where salaries are discussed and negotiated, not just my own. I recognise that people ignore me when I say that … Continue reading

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Health and politics, in Denmark

The Danish government announced yesterday that we are finally going to get the test, trace & isolate policy in place in Denmark. I am pleased with that, but I have a few observations that are pretty obvious but I wanted … Continue reading

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It would be a lot easier to just bunker down

I agree with Dave Winer’s “Bill Gates fights for science“: He doesn’t have to take a risk now, he could, like other rich people, isolate himself perfectly and ride out the storm. Instead he’s put himself out there, standing for … Continue reading

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Repaying generousity

Yesterday I was a little ironically hopeful, but this actually brings hope to me: The story of Irish people donating to a Native American fund to combat the effects of COVID-19. In fact, back in 1847 the Choctaw tribe had … Continue reading

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Gæt engang

Inspireret af denne xkcd tænkte jeg om jeg kunne finde på en tilsvarende for Danmark. Her er mit forsøg – forestil dig at vise denne graf til nogen for et års tid siden og bede dem gætte på hvad der … Continue reading

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Looking for the silver lining in all the wrong places

There’s wrong and then there’s that. — Do you wonder why South Korea has been so efficient in dealing with COVID-19? Maybe it’s because they had the experience from the less contagious but far deadlier MERS (also a coronavirus) in … Continue reading

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Working for the greater good, I mean, profit. And good.

Imagine a pharmaceutical company developing a cure for COVID-19. They could sell it at a great margin and make a lot of money, and if you take a limited view of the company and its incentive, you might expect that. … Continue reading

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A good thing and a bad thing regarding Trump

Well, I am kidding. Both are bad, but in very different ways. First of all, I appreciate how much more difficult republicans will have it in Denmark. Imagine trying to remove a monarchy now and argue that having a president … Continue reading

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