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Tip jar for jcitybone!

Thanks for the pumpkin pic, jcitybone. Made me smile 🙂


Mixed emotions, reminds me Bernie wont be president(sad) but he will go down in history as a man that started a movement that changed America forever and maybe their will be a Bernie Sanders day to celebrate


Yah, also it made me feel nostalgic tbh, but I’m slowly, but surely, getting over that deep disappointment. I’ll probably feel some pain over it for the rest of my life though.


Same here as evreytime i hear about issues that are pushed aside knowing Bernie would’ve taken them on




Yeah, I’m tired of feeling angry and discouraged, too.

Don midwest
Don midwest

A room, a bar and a classroom: how the coronavirus is spread through the air

at the top of the article:

The risk of contagion is highest in indoor spaces but can be reduced by applying all available measures to combat infection via aerosols. Here is an overview of the likelihood of infection in three everyday scenarios, based on the safety measures used and the length of exposure

Don midwest
Don midwest

a long article on an academic/writer who has sounded the word on Corona virus

interesting the courage to publish. She thought that if the article bombed, she would have to withdraw to narrow academic concerns.

The Remarkable Value of Thinking Broadly: A COVID-19 Trifecta

I may have read some of her articles from The Atlantic, but I don’t recall them now.

Here are the characters: the man does the interview and the woman wrote the articles. I usually don’t post these kinds of things

The reason I am doing this is the flap about The Intercept — making the publication safe for James Risen — who had a scoop years ago, and was pursued by Obama for years, but he doesn’t impress me that much. And more learner about Naomi Klein who was one of my heroes but her trashing of Planet of The Humans and now Greenwald (mild statement) makes me suspect of the motivations of people as they get closer to power and money. T

The two characters in this article look clean

Eric J. Topol, MD, is one of the top 10 most cited researchers in medicine and frequently writes about technology in healthcare, including in his latest book, Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again.

Zeynep Tufekci, PhD, is a sociologist and regular contributor to The Atlantic who also regularly writes for The New York Times and Wired. Prior to the pandemic, her work focused on the social effects of technology. She published her first book, Twitter and Teargas: The Ecstatic, Fragile Politics of Networked Protest in the 21st Century, in 2018.


Good Morning TPW.

Three days until Election Day.

Three days!!! Almost here.

Some numbers: So far, countrywide, 88 million people have Voted Early. In many districts, the early vote totals have met or exceeded the 2016 final voting numbers. This bodes well for a huge turnout.

98,859 New Covid cases were reported yesterday. This is hard to take in for me. Election may be notable as the first day the USA records 100,000 new Covid cases. 971 deaths due to Covid yesterday.

The sun has finally come out in Manhattan this morning. See you all later.


T and R, jcb!! 😊☮️👍 Happy 🎃👺 to you, too. Love your pumpkin carving. 😊

Don midwest
Don midwest

long article. A preprint. study of Trump super spreader rallies. explains the methodology used.


We investigate the effects of large group meetings on the spread of COVID-19 by studying
the impact of eighteen Trump campaign rallies. To capture the effects of subsequent contagion
within the pertinent communities, our analysis encompasses up to ten post-rally weeks for each
event. Our method is based on a collection of regression models, one for each event, that
capture the relationships between post-event outcomes and pre-event characteristics, including
demographics and the trajectory of COVID-19 cases, in similar counties. We explore a total
of 24 procedures for identifying sets of matched counties. For the vast majority of these
variants, our estimate of the average treatment effect across the eighteen events implies that
they increased subsequent confirmed cases of COVID-19 by more than 250 per 100,000 residents.
Extrapolating this figure to the entire sample, we conclude that these eighteen rallies ultimately
resulted in more than 30,000 incremental confirmed cases of COVID-19. Applying county specific post-event death rates, we conclude that the rallies likely led to more than 700 deaths
(not necessarily among attendees).

I don’t think you will want to take the time to read this article because the election is close.

The Effects of Large Group Meetings on the Spread of
COVID-19: The Case of Trump Rallies
B. Douglas Bernheim Nina Buchmann Zach Freitas-Groff
Sebasti´an Otero*
October 30, 2020

But some tweets from Dr. Ding are worth seeing