I have never been more active with friends and family — especially, for some reason, those who live at a distance — as much as recently..... I have never done video chats with groups of friends and now that’s regular...... everyone’s at home with nothing to do. ....... What is most interesting to me is not the social changes, but the institutional ones. In the cases of work, learning and healthcare, we are talking about massive institutions that are learning new behaviors on-the-fly. This is a big deal — we’re probably seeing years-worth of change occurring over a matter of weeks. It’s astonishing
Big Changes Coming This pandemic has become a forcing function that quickly exposes a lot of the problems in the healthcare system at once. Because of how slow the industry is and the number of interest groups that fight to maintain the status quo, healthcare has been a boiling frog that has been unable to swiftly make changes and has been slowly descending into an increasingly shittier state......
this pandemic is to the healthcare system as 9/11 was for travel: an immediate macro event that changed the industry forever........ Medicare is also reimbursing for telemedicine visits, and many commercial insurers are covering visits for the same rates they would normally have covered for an in-person visit. ....... But the most non-sensical rule of all which is FINALLY being addressed during this crisis is the fact that doctors typically have had to get licensed in every single state to see a patient in that state. I have never understood this rule - the actual practice of medicine doesn’t have that kind of variance state-by-state.
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China has won the World War III. Period. #CoronavirusChinaVsUSAPosted by Bijay Raut on Sunday, March 29, 2020
The total cases of USA has reached more than double than that of China. How come the recovery rate of China is almost 4...Posted by Subhash Chandra Shah on Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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Drink hot water , soup 🥣,tea ☕️ and hot milk 🥛 every one hours...... this is what chinese people are doing these days ..to protect from covid-19Posted by Jimmy Gurung on Monday, March 30, 2020
Meanwhile in China: “March economic activity returns to expansion.” (Source: China 24 TV, Beijing, March 31, 2020) #ChinaIsExapandingWhileWorldIsBleedingPosted by Bijay Raut on Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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Coronavirus: Gordon Brown calls for new global government to fight impact of Covid-19 Former prime minister Gordon Brown has called for the creation of a temporary form of global government to be assembled to provide a unified body to tackle coronavirus. .....
“This is not something that can be dealt with in one country,” he said, according to The Guardian. “There has to be a coordinated global response.”....... “This is first and foremost a medical emergency and there has to be joint action to deal with that. But the more you intervene to deal with the medical emergency, the more you put economies at risk.” ....... “With the healthcare crisis, the idea of individual self-isolation is now commonplace, but on the international stage, national self-isolation has taken off,” he said, according to PA. ....... “In the post-Cold War unipolar era, America acted multilaterally. Now, and in a multipolar era, America acts unilaterally, and aggressive America first, us-versus-them nationalism — along with China first, India first, Russia first, Brazil first, and Turkey first – is going global.........
“But even the most isolationist nations must know that it is not enough to stop coronavirus in one country: it has to be stopped in every country.
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5 practical ways to ace a virtual negotiation If you’re like most of the managers and executives that I work with at companies big and small, you have a very strong preference for face-to-face negotiation over the screen-to-screen variety. ...... Why is that? ..... It’s in part because any negotiation contains two motivations: a cooperative element (“We’re all here because we perceive some synergies”) and a more obvious competitive element (“Each of us is trying to get the best possible deal for ourselves”). Those mixed motivations can result in tension. ........ But “e-negotiations” escalate that tension even further because parties feel they won’t be able to “read the person” as well as in an in-person interaction and make immediate, in-the-moment adjustments—all in hopes of sealing the perfect deal and avoiding being taken to the proverbial cleaners. .............
those who negotiate online are: less likely to reach deals and more likely to end up at a (costly) impasse; less likely to develop trust and more likely to lose trust during the interchange; less likely to build rapport........ when they do reach deals, the deals are more likely to be less win-win, meaning more opportunity left on the table. ...... I’ve seen a lot of negotiations break down before they even start because parties are offended at how they are being treated by the other party. ........ it’s absolutely true that there is a “first-mover” advantage in negotiation (she who makes the first offer usually prevails), but this should not translate into shoving a term sheet into the virtual hands of the receiving party before you even say hello. ...... “late” first offers, those that are presented after appropriate pleasantries are exchanged and the proverbial table is set, are more effective than early first offers. ..... negotiation is inherently a competitive enterprise, and that can bring out the “Mr. or Ms. Hyde” in each of us. So, have a way of checking your own expression and body language, where possible. In a virtual negotiation, this can be very easy, as you’ll likely see your own image on the screen, along with the counterparty. Pay attention to it.
Cities after coronavirus: how Covid-19 could radically alter urban life “If you go back through history and look at the regulations brought in to control cities at times of crisis, from the French revolution to 9/11 in the US, many of them took years or even centuries to unravel” .........
Social distancing has, ironically, drawn some of us closer than ever before.Whether such groups survive beyond the end of coronavirus to have a meaningful impact on our urban future depends, in part, on what sort of political lessons we learn from the crisis........ in Los Angeles, homeless citizens have seized vacant homes, drawing support from some lawmakers. ..... we are potentially seeing a fundamental shift in urban social relations. “City residents are becoming aware of desires that they didn’t realise they had before,” he says, “which is for more human contact, for links to people who are unlike themselves.”
When I advocate for basic human rights, people will dismiss the substance of what I say due to my “tone.”— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 1, 2020
But if you’re Trump, some of those same folks will cite “tone” to minimize his reckless flu comparisons, science denial, and lagging response costing 1000s of lives.
Bring maximum pressure on Israel to end siege or Gaza could become a graveyard https://t.co/ctElsMVEEl— Darshan Rauniyar (@drauniyar) April 1, 2020
Let's not tell some people when quarantine is over.— Sarah Tollemache (@stollemache) March 31, 2020
The US media guide to outbreak response:— Ian Goodrum (@isgoodrum) March 31, 2020
— When China locks down cities, it's an "authoritarian overreaction."
— When lockdown succeeds, it "should've happened sooner."
— When China makes millions of masks, it's "hoarding."
— When it donates millions, it's an "influence play."
I sacrificed a lot, as many of us have, for a Ph.D. and for a job in academia. Relationships. Children. Proximity to parents. And as I sit here, alone and far from home, I wonder if I did the right thing. All these books and degrees provide only so much comfort now.— Karla V. Zelaya, Ph.D. (@AFROAMPHD) March 30, 2020
NEW: The United States has tested 1 million people for the coronavirus. We were first supposed to hit that goal 24 days ago.— Robinson Meyer (@yayitsrob) March 31, 2020
Now, a new crisis is brewing in America’s private labs, where there’s a growing backlog of tests, @alexismadrigal and I report: https://t.co/dat4GxP8yF
Coronavirus News (21) https://t.co/yvSZs4KaPa #coronavirus #coronaviruskenya #CoronavirusOutbreak #CoronaVirusNYC— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) April 1, 2020
Coronavirus News (21) https://t.co/yvSZs4KaPa 100K to 240K US #WashToCare #WashYourHands Fauci and Birx— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) April 1, 2020
Coronavirus does spread through the air and lingers in rooms long after patients have left, study finds The killer coronavirus can spread through the air and remain contagious for hours, another study has suggested....... US scientists found high levels of the bug lurking in the air in rooms long after patients had left......What's more is that traces of the coronavirus were also discovered in hospital corridors outside patients' rooms, where staff had been coming in and out..... The University of Nebraska researchers behind the study say the finding highlights the importance of protective clothing for healthcare workers. .......It follows a wealth of studies that have suggested the highly contagious disease does not just spread via droplets in a cough or sneeze....... Scientists around the world are scrambling to understand how the virus, which has now infected 785,282 people and killed almost 38,000, sheds and spreads.