It’s annoying to see the same people who dunk on climate change deniers for ignoring climate scientists totally disregarding infectious disease experts and acting like it’s all smoke and mirrors. I doubt it’ll kill 500,000,000 people — and maybe it WILL fizzle out — but there’s just not enough information out there yet to being making proclamations as laypeople. We don’t even know the r0 or CFR for certain. Listen to experts; it doesn’t hurt to be a *little* wary.
Just because coronavirus won’t be the next Spanish Flu doesn’t mean it can’t cause a ton of deaths due to preventable failures in global public health infrastructure. It’s understandable to be worried about the significant number of people with immunocompromisation or comorbidity. There’s a difference between blatant fear-mongering and listening to actual epidemiologists, most of whom are genuinely concerned that #COVIDー19 could, or will, become a pandemic.
Imagine if umbrella ownership didn't turn off that part of your brain that registers the existence of other people.
What a world that would be.
'We won't be able to see you today': The long, long wait for free STI testing in Melbourne http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-12/the-long-long-wait-for-free-sti-testing-in-melbourne/11584268 #SexuallyTransmittedDiseases #DiseasesandDisorders #StatesandTerritories #CommunityandSociety #StateParliament #SexualHealth #Sexuality #Health
Sesame Street, a show created for public access television to help kids from low-income families learn to read and write, is being put being a paywall which will prevent the kids who most need it from accessing it.
The past 50 seasons are also included in that so they can't be streamed anywhere else.
Pirate Sesame Street.
@daedalus is the plex sharing working ok for you? (I get some buffering on the hi-res very long videos)
Parenting, shoddy baking
The #Minecraft cake for Mr 6 is not as good as I'd hoped, and he's too young to be diplomatic about the effort, but I hope it brings a smile anyway.
The Passive Aggressive's weapon of choice! 🧐 My Aussie kids catch an iconic American yellow school bus here in Florida. One of the "neighbours" doesn't like the wear and tear on his grass, so he has programmed the front lawn sprinkler to come on 5 minutes before the bus comes, and switch off 3 minutes after it leaves. 😂
I am listening to the man behind me on the plane tell his seat buddy his entire personal, professional and family history.
And I am wearing noise-cancelling headphones.
Facebook’s new move isn't about privacy. It’s about domination
Mark Zuckerberg announced on Wednesday that #Facebook would be ‘pivoting to privacy’. That’s an empty pledge
PSA - Brave "privacy" browser is malware
first, they sold exceptions to privacy tracking to Facebook and Twitter, now it comes out they've got a header override that allows them to set header exceptions on demand.
don't use this garbage.
LEGO hot tip!
If you have troublesome pieces stuck together, you can try using a needle puller. It’s like a tiny jar gripper that’s perfect for dealing with small objects. They’re usually a few bucks for a 3 pack at craft stores.
(Brought to you by kid bringing me pieces they’ve tried to pry apart with their greasy little fingers)
Drug-resistant infection, digital health, random geekery and rants. Future Wise.
"Ninja old guy".
Doesn't pity the fool.
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