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NYU Dean Responds to Tuition Refund Requests with Dance Video

A dean at NYU’s Tisch School of Arts turned heads this week when she accompanied her refusal to refund tuition and fees to students with a two-minute video of her dancing to REM’s “Losing My Religion.”

breitbart.com/tech/2020/03/27/

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Some sad news to share about my Father-In-Law, Robert Levinson, longest held American hostage. twitter.com/HelpBobLevinson/st

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(No one saw this coming) "The Value and Ethics of Using Phone Data to Monitor Covid-19:
Google and Facebook are discussing plans with the White House to share collective data on people's movements during the coronavirus pandemic."

wired.com/story/value-ethics-u

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This post is being censored by Silicon Valley. Backing it up here for posterity.

Archive: archive.is/yuaUq

After watching the outbreak of COVID-19 for the past two months, I’ve followed the pace of the infection, its severity, and how our world is tackling the virus. While we should be concerned and diligent, the situation has dramatically elevated to a mob-like fear spreading faster than COVID-19 itself. When 13% of Americans believe they are currently infected with COVID-19 (mathematically impossible), full-on panic is blocking our ability to think clearly and determine how to deploy our resources to stop this virus. Over three-fourths of Americans are scared of what we are doing to our society through law and hysteria, not of infection or spreading COVID-19 to those most vulnerable.
The following article is a systematic overview of COVID-19 driven by data from medical professionals and academic articles that will help you understand what is going on (sources include CDC, WHO, NIH, NHS, University of Oxford, John Hopkins, Stanford, Harvard, NEJM, JAMA, and several others). I’m quite experienced at understanding virality, how things grow, and data. In my vocation, I’m most known for popularizing the “growth hacking movement” in Silicon Valley that specializes in driving rapid and viral adoption of technology products. Data is data. Our focus here isn’t treatments but numbers. You don’t need a special degree to understand what the data says and doesn’t say. Numbers are universal.
I hope you walk away with a more informed perspective on how you can help and fight back against the hysteria that is driving our country into a dark place. You can help us focus our scarce resources on those who are most vulnerable, who need our help.
Note: The following graphs and numbers are as of mid-March 2020. Things are moving quickly, so I update this article twice a day. Most graphs are as of March 20th, 2020. Follow me on Twitter if you would like to see the updated graphics and articles.
Best,
Aaron Ginn

Superweird to see normally sensible people like Scott Adams and Nassim Taleb freaking out about covfefe-19. For eg. Taleb and Sam Harris have even aside set their differences so they can overreact together! 🤣 mobile.twitter.com/nntaleb/sta

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So it's looking more likely that the coronavirus showed up in Italy and China at about the same time, dating patient zero to around the same time frame as the 2019 World Military Games.

"Coincidence? I think not!"

"The author of a paper on Italy’s coronavirus crisis says general practitioners remember seeing strange pneumonia cases in December — even November — meaning the virus was circulating in parts of Italy before doctors were aware of the outbreak in China."

npr.org/2020/03/19/817974987/e?

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Just got this text from a co worker. I'm fucked!!!

"holy fuck I’m freaking out a member of the CDC just called me personally and told me I need to isolate myself immediately because they found out one of the new symptoms of the virus is being hot, having a great personality, and a big juicy ass. Send this to 5 hoes u think might be infected"

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Best Mel Brooks flick?

Biden calls it the SARS crisis, Sanders calls it the Ebola crisis. 🤦‍♀️
youtu.be/uHQ3SZX972o

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psychologytoday.com/us/blog/cu

COVID-19 is turning out to be a remarkably intelligent evolutionary adversary. By exploiting vulnerabilities in human psychology selectively bred by its pathogen ancestors, it has already shut down many of our schools, crashed our stock market, increased social conflict and xenophobia, reshuffled our migration patterns, and is working to contain us in homogenous spaces where it can keep spreading.

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NASocial peeps will like this (stolen off the internet)

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His android phone reported to Google that he rode his bike near a home that was burglarized and he was reported to the police:

nbcnews.com/news/us-news/googl

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Far UVC light can kill viruses
cuimc.columbia.edu/news/can-uv
Broad spectrum UV is often used to help sterilize equipment but it also damages human skin.

The "far UVC" this article is talking about is 222nm frequency which doesn't penetrate the skin or eyes but can kill viruses on the surface.

I guess if people are concerned - the lamps could be used when a room is empty or be on for relatively short periods.

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Eat more lobster
usatoday.com/story/money/2020/
Lobster that previously sold for $40/pound can be bought for $20/pound this year.

The usual huge shipments to Asia for the Chinese New Year didn't occur this year due to COVID-19. The surplus is putting a squeeze on suppliers and is a bargain for Lobster eaters.

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The corona virus bill is a gem! I predict this will all be over within 30 days of the President signing it into law. Can't wait to discuss the details Sunday with @TheRealDvorak l.curry.com/feD

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