I started searching for the above today and recognize it should be “COVID-19 regulations by country” but the shorthand seems to work well enough. What I found was a lot of information that covered similar territories. And as a result, it becomes unclear how to figure out the most up-to-date info. That’s not a criticism of course, but more of a statement of fact with respect to how we have so much information available to us these days — but it’s unclear which is the most up to date on the Internet. Locally-sourced information definitely beats globally-sourced information right now.Continue reading “COVID Regulations By Country (and by U.S. State)”
Nassim Taleb popularized the term “Black Swan” and has recently pointed out that COVID-19 can’t be categorized as such. He said it is a “White Swan” instead. Why? Because C-19 didn’t happen all of a sudden with a lack of predictability — we knew enough about it so that we could enact countermeasures, but many countries didn’t do so. It wasn’t, as he calls it, “an unforeseen problem” – which is his definition of a black swan.
Looking back to the early thoughts of Taleb in 2009 on the ideas of risk are quite interesting, as grounded in an HBR piece he penned with collaborators entitled, “The Six Mistakes Executives Make in Risk Management.“Continue reading “COVID-19 was a “White Swan””
Audrey Tang in Taiwan is the youngest cabinet appointee in the history of the government there. Audrey has a bias to action like.no.other and is a refreshing figure in the world of government and global politics.Continue reading “Audrey Tang on Fighting the Pandemic”
June 8, 2020 in TIME Magazine on New Zealand’s approach to eliminating COVID-19 before the summer began. It was about how there is no end to working to eliminate — it’s a constant effort.Continue reading “Jacinda Ardern on Fighting the Pandemic”
Name of an amoeba that enters the nose and makes its way to the brain … and eats it. It’s more commonly known as “brain-eating amoeba.” Good news: you can’t be infected by naegleria fowleri by drinking contaminated water. Bad news: there are only five known survivors with a fatality of 97%. Learn more via CDCContinue reading “Naegleria Fowleri”