Category Archives: Society

Interview with Professor Beda Stadler on the politicization of COVID-19 science

I’ve been long flabbergasted over why the entire world has gone into panic mode due to Corona, when more and more evidence is mounting that the virus is not significantly worse than a severe seasonal flu. Still, the world at … Continue reading

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From Fragile Globalism to Robust and Sustainable Localism…? 

From Der Spiegel International : From Fragile Globalism to Robust and sustainable Localism…? “The virus has revealed just how vulnerable our economic model is, regardless of how profitable it has been for Germany’s export industry. Those companies whose production chains … Continue reading

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The Swedish Exception?

Originally posted on Behavioural Public Policy Blog:
Erik Angner & Gustaf Arrhenius Stockholm University & Institute for Futures Studies   It is still too early to determine which national responses to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic worked, and which ones did…

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Corona – Why media reporting is misleading

  [UPDATE: case in point from El Pais – Spain’s graph attached at bottom of post] Media – whether traditional or social – is doing a less than good job of reporting on Corona. Instead of analyzing the trends, how … Continue reading

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Corona – does GDP and/or population density have an inpact…?

[Technical post] Did a multivariate Linear Regression run on the Corona data, the first one on 126 countries of the world (those for which I could easily find variables such as population, population density, gdp, and of course, COVID19-data), and … Continue reading

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Corona New York – it’s *really* extreme..!

New York is hit very hard by Corona, we know that. But exactly how hard…? Turns out it’s extremely hard: the number of confirmed corona cases per million habitants in New York is 6 (!) standard deviations over US mean…! … Continue reading

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Corona – New York compared to 10 Countries

New York has been hit hard by Corona. However, it seems that the growth rate  as well as the death rate are now quickly slowing down.

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Corona – Sweden and Netherlands – the Anomalies

[UPDATE: Added Germany + Canada] [All data from Johns Hopkins CSSE] Noticed a couple of interesting patterns when I put the growth rates for Confirmed and Deceased on the same chart, for a set of countries: Let’s start by looking … Continue reading

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Corona Sweden – day of reckoning coming up!

A couple of days ago I pointed out that thus far, Sweden was an anomaly in the Corona dataset: – despite almost no restrictions on daily life – the restaurants and shops are still open, public transportation operates as normally … Continue reading

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Corona – Sweden Anomaly or not…? It’s all about the slopes…!

[UPDATE 2020-03-25 : A couple of  interesting pieces, {article article2} about “The Swedish Way to deal with Corona”, where among others German scientists state that the swedish way is an optimal model for how to deal with Corona in order … Continue reading

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