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How Bad Is the Coronavirus Outbreak? Here’s a Key Number. – The Atlantic

April 26, 2020

According to the Tracking Project’s figures, nearly one in five people who get tested for the coronavirus in the United States is found to have it. In other words, the country has what is called a
“test-positivity rate” of nearly 20 percent.

That is “very high,” Jason Andrews, an infectious-disease professor at Stanford, told us. Such a high test-positivity rate almost certainly means that the U.S. is not testing everyone who has been infected with the pathogen, because it implies that doctors are testing only people with a very high probability of having the infection.

The positivity rate is not the same as the proportion of COVID-19 cases in the American population at large, a metric called
“prevalence.”* …

Prevalence is a crucial number for epidemiologists, in part because it lets them calculate a pathogen’s true infection-fatality rate: the number of people who die after becoming infected.
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April 21, 2020

Artificial Intelligence Will Serve Humans, Not Enslave Them – Scientific American

February 29, 2020

Interesting discussion of the development of “Digital Doubles” as a kind of computational subconscious for each person, residing in the cloud


Artificial Intelligence Will Serve Humans, Not Enslave Them
AI will serve our species, not control it
By Pedro Domingos
Humans are the only animals that build machines. By doing so, we expand our capabilities beyond our biological limits. Tools turn our hands into more versatile appendages. Cars let us travel faster, and airplanes give us wings. Computers endow…

98.6 Degrees Fahrenheit Isn’t the Average Anymore – WSJ

February 28, 2020

Today, they say, the average normal human-body temperature is closer to 97.5 degrees Fahrenheit.

Qassem Suleimani and How Nations Decide to Kill

February 23, 2020

How to breathe your way to better memory and sleep | New Scientist

February 16, 2020

Nose breathing !

Bricks Alive! Scientists Create Living Concrete – The New York Times

February 13, 2020

biosynthetic materials

Opinion | She Helped a Customer in Need. Then U.S. Bank Fired Her. – The New York Times

February 1, 2020

Paul Singer, Doomsday Investor

February 1, 2020

“He had also written a farewell letter. “I believe that working for something larger than yourself is the greatest thing a human can do. A family, a cause, a company, a country—these things give shape and purpose to an otherwise mechanical and brief human existence,” the letter read. “The downside about things that are larger than ourselves, of course, is that we who have the privilege of serving them ourselves are fungible. It is the fundamental definition. You can’t have the grace of the one without the other.””

Paul Singer, Doomsday Investor

The country home of capital – Why so many of America’s financial elite have left Greenwich | Finance and econo mics | The Economist

February 1, 2020