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Omicron Is in Retreat: ‘What’s Next?’ – The New York Times

January 23, 2022

extended QT: {{”
A typical 65-year-old American woman — to take one example — is five foot three inches tall and weighs 166 pounds. If she had been vaccinated and did not have a major Covid risk factor, like an organ transplant, her chance of dying after contracting Covid would be 1 in 872, according to the calculator. For a typical 65-year-old man, the risk would be 1 in 434.

Among 75-year-olds, the risk would be 1 in 264 for a typical woman and 1 in 133 for a typical man.

Those are meaningful risks. But they are not larger than many other risks older people face. In the 2019-20 flu season, about 1 out of every 138 Americans 65 and older who had flu symptoms died from them, according to the C.D.C.
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Liked this qt: “A typical 65-year-old…woman…If…vaccinated and did not have a major Covid risk factor…her chance of dying after contracting Covid would be 1 in 872…In…2019-20…about 1 out of every 138 Americans 65 and older who had flu symptoms died from them.” …
But wonder if these stats are distorted by asymptomatic infections — i.e. if the 1 out of 872 reflects those showing Covid symptoms.

Omicron Is in Retreat: ‘What’s Next?’ – The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/19/briefing/omicron-variant-cases.html

NIKE SPORT LOOP for Apple Watch 40mm – Teal Tint | Brand New – Genuine Apple – $28.34 | PicClick

January 22, 2022

https://picclick.com/Nike-Sport-Loop-for-Apple-Watch-40mm-363063911219.html [category x57j

Elizabeth Holmes verdict: researchers share lessons for science

January 20, 2022

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00006-9

Fires, Landslides, Lack of Snow: The Ski Industry Girds for Battle – The New York Times

January 20, 2022

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/14/travel/global-warming-ski-resort.html?mc=aud_dev&ad-keywords=auddevgate&subid1=TAFI&ad_id=B9N057FO55OJ&adgroup_id=kz727&campaign_id=gse8r&twclid=11484284572644913160

Your attention didn’t collapse. It was stolen | Psychology | The Guardian

January 19, 2022

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/jan/02/attention-span-focus-screens-apps-smartphones-social-media

Liked this quote from the article: “Individual abstinence is not the solution, for the same reason that wearing a gas mask…isn’t the answer to pollution… [It’s] just pushing it back on to the individual…when it’s…the environmental changes that will…make the difference.”

bigger quote
QT:{{”
In Moscow, the former Google engineer James Williams – who has become the most important philosopher of attention in the western world – told me I had made a crucial mistake. Individual abstinence is “not the solution, for the same reason that wearing a gas mask for two days a week outside isn’t the answer to pollution. It might, for a short period of time, keep certain effects at bay, but it’s not sustainable, and it doesn’t address the systemic issues.” He said that our attention is being deeply altered by huge invasive forces in wider society. Saying the solution was to just adjust your own habits – to pledge to break up with your phone, say – was just “pushing it back on to the individual” he said, when “it’s really the environmental changes that will really make the difference”.

Nigg said it might help me grasp what’s happening if we compare our rising attention problems to our rising obesity rates. Fifty years ago there was very little obesity, but today it is endemic in the western world. This is not because we suddenly became greedy or
self-indulgent. He said: “Obesity is not a medical epidemic – it’s a social epidemic. We have bad food, for example, and so people are getting fat.” The way we live changed dramatically – our food supply changed, and we built cities that are hard to walk or cycle around, and those changes in our environment led to changes in our bodies. We gained mass, en masse. Something similar, he said, might be happening with the changes in our attention.
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First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC – Wikipedia

January 18, 2022

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Draft_of_a_Report_on_the_EDVAC

Alan Turing, John von Neumann, Erwin Schrödinger, Stephen Wolfram, J. Robert Oppenheimer – Explore – Google Tre nds

January 17, 2022

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Turing 53
JVN 8
Schrödinger 56
Wolfram 50
Oppenheimer 24

Alan Turing, John von Neumann, Erwin Schrödinger, Stephen Wolfram, Albert Einstein – Explore – Google Trends

January 17, 2022

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Alan Turing, John von Neumann, Erwin Schrödinger, Stephen Wolfram, John Horton Conway – Explore – Google Trends

January 17, 2022

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Alan Turing, John von Neumann, Erwin Schrödinger, Stephen Wolfram, Edward Teller – Explore – Google Trends

January 17, 2022

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