Tag: herd immunity

Covid-19

If the risk of a catastrophic accident involving nuclear weapons is greater than most people realize, the risk of a catastrophic laboratory mishap – accidental or deliberate – is far greater still. The Delta variant first appeared in… Read More

Vaccine

An eight-week gap seems to be the sweet spot for tackling the Delta variant. There is limited data available on how long protection from current Covid-19 vaccine doses lasts and whether an additional booster dose would be beneficial… Read More

Chaos

The idea of herd immunity is that after enough people (between 70% and 85%) have been infected or vaccinated the virus will start to subside on its own. A Rocky Road. Herd immunity is another word for mass… Read More

R

Exponential growth means case numbers can double in just a few days. Exponential decay is its opposite. The Math that explains the end of the pandemic. Wat is de rol van epidemiologie en wiskundige modellering in het Covid-19-tijdperk?… Read More

Data

Concerns that phone-hacking software may have been used to spy on political opponents spark fury. Models that can read and summarize long bodies of text, pulling out key concepts, recognizing and identifying individuals, patterns and structures. Infected individuals… Read More

Covid-19 vs Griep

Griepvaccins zijn ongeveer 50% effectief tegen infectie, Covid-19-vaccins 60 tot meer dan 90%. In de toekomst moeten mensen neusspray kunnen gebruiken tegen het coronavirus , het influenzavirus, of ieder ander virus dat dan piekt. Covid-19 might be over,… Read More

Glossary

Beslisboom Coronanvirus (Covid-19) kinderen en 12 jaar + naar kinderopvang / school, thuisblijven of werk?  WFH (working from home to the uninitiated), PPE, flattening the curve, contact tracing, herd immunity, lockdown, quarantine, super-spreader, social distancing, essential workers, zooming… Read More

Knowledge is Power

Mensen zijn dus veelal nieuwsgierig naar informatie om de onplezierige staat van onzekerheid te verminderen, en de verlossing van die onzekerheid kan je als een speciale vorm van beloning zien. Intellectual Property for fighting Covid-19 should be waived,… Read More

Liability

Face-recognition tech is coming to a store near you, if it’s not there already, and that’s sparking a new wave of opposition. EU’s rules governing how corporations manage people’s online data: company behavior, people’s expectations and knowledge of… Read More

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