Protesting Racism Versus Risking COVID-19: 'I Wouldn't Weigh These Crises Separately' https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/06/01/867200259/protests-over-racism-versus-risk-of-covid-i-wouldn-t-weigh-these-crises-separate
Fairly chilling title for a US Air Force monograph: Are drone swarms weapons of mass destruction? https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Portals/10/CSDS/monographs/MONO60%20Drone%20Swarms%20as%20WMD.pdf?ver=2020-05-13-135901-057
The Invisible COVID Workforce: Direct Care Workers for Those with Disabilities https://www.commonwealthfund.org/blog/2020/invisible-covid-workforce-direct-care-workers-those-disabilities
Sobering reading: Australian Universities COVID-19 Financial Management https://melbourne-cshe.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/3392469/Australian-Universities-COVID-19-Financial-Management.pdf #covid19
UBI = Universal Boomer Income
Universal pension system considered as retirees call for tax and income reform https://amp.smh.com.au/politics/federal/universal-pension-for-all-retirees-call-for-tax-and-income-reform-20200524-p54vx4.html I think it was @mikelynch who said “remember the good old days when Baby Boomers we’re simply going to overwhelm our aged care system”
Antidepressants or Tolkien character? https://antidepressantsortolkien.now.sh/ More difficult than I’d have guessed.
Scientists are trying to save Minnesota’s North Woods forest from climate change https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/climate-solutions/climate-change-minnesota/
WHO webinar on COVID-19 and the health of seafarers https://who.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eA7M8XFOR8GcTmoHM2R24A a significant issue for international transmission of the virus, but also for the 150,000 seafarers who are directly affected.
A First Dog on the Moon live action cartoon! Will the coronavirus save us from climate change? http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/21/a-first-dog-on-the-moon-live-action-cartoon-will-the-coronavirus-save-us-from-climate-change
The UK’s public health response to covid-19 https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1932
Do I want to get up at 5am on Sunday to watch Shaolin vs Wu Tang with commentary from RZA? Probably not, but almost https://cinema.36chambers.com/products/shaolin-vs-wu-tang-replay-w-commentary-from-rza
Where I call bullshit on the way we do the PhD – The Thesis Whisperer
Too many of my peers train HDRs for *their own* career paths, which are no longer available to those who've come after.
Spare a thought for the 150,000 seafarers going from port to port, unloading at docks that are open for cargo but closed to them – with no return home in sight. http://www.theguardian.com/global/2020/may/11/cargo-ship-sailors-press-ganged-into-keeping-the-worlds-trade-afloat
Twenty-one thousand university jobs to be lost in the next six months, one third in research, and many of those currently redeployed to investigate COVID-19 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-11/australia-research-workforce-facing-widespread-coronavirus-pain/12234704
A good Health Affairs post with ideas we should be urgently acting on in Australia: Three Workforce Strategies To Help COVID Affected Communities
Screen New Deal: Under Cover of Mass Death, Andrew Cuomo Calls in the Billionaires to Build a High-Tech Dystopia - Naomi Klein
Entertaining read: The real Lord of the Flies - what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months
“We are learning while we are sailing.” A recommended read on one expert’s personal experience of COVID-19 https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/05/finally-virus-got-me-scientist-who-fought-ebola-and-hiv-reflects-facing-death-covid-19 #covid19
Primary health care, inequalities, and imagining the future. He/him.
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