Tag Archives: covid-19

A little too prescient

Paul Ford, in November 2014: Huh. Can you imagine Facebook social sharing in the face of a genuine pandemic? They’ve created a perfect deadly-misinformation engine. Fast forward to this year and conspiracy theory video “Plandemic” that spread to millions on … Continue reading

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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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Sustainable uranium?

I am convinced that we need to focus on nuclear energy to get our CO2 emissions under control. In fact, if we are ever to get the level of CO2 in the atmosphere down again, we need to not only … 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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