Accurate, Focused Research on Law, Technology and Knowledge Discovery Since 2002

Daily Archives: October 7, 2020

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation World Risk Poll

The World Risk Poll is the first ever global study of worry and risk across the world.  The poll was conducted by Gallup as part of its World Poll, and is based on interviews with over 150,000 people, including those living in places where little or no official data exists, yet where reported risks are often high. The World Risk Polls covers the biggest risks faced globally including new findings on subjects such as risks faced by women, safety of food, experience of serious injury and violence and harassment in the workplace, climate change, and online safety. The poll will enable businesses, regulators, governments and academics to work with communities to develop policies and actions that save lives and make people feel safer.  This landmark piece of research will be undertaken at least four times over eight years and the weight of knowledge accumulated will contribute in a more significant way than any past research, to making the world a safer place. The poll reveals new insights – for example demonstrating that demographic factors are generally a better predictor of risk perception than experience; and new findings that tell us how across the world, different groups of people experience risk in very different ways. The Poll highlights discrepancies between people’s perception of risk and the actual likelihood of them experiencing those dangers. For the first time, we learn how safe people feel; how they perceive risk and what risks they experience everyday. Explore the poll now to discover more about the everyday risks people worry about and face across the world…”

NEJM – Dying in a Leadership Vacuum

October 8, 2020 – N Engl J Med 2020; 383:1479-1480 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMe2029812: The Editors – Dying in a Leadership Vacuum: “Covid-19 has created a crisis throughout the world. This crisis has produced a test of leadership. With no good options to combat a novel pathogen, countries were forced to make hard choices about how to… Continue Reading

How Transparent Is Your College’s COVID Dashboard?

Inside Higher Education – “Absent a national standard for how higher education institutions should report COVID-19 cases on their campuses, many colleges have taken to publishing information on cases on online dashboards. But observers say the dashboards vary greatly in terms of completeness and transparency. A lack of transparency or completeness can deprive students, employees… Continue Reading

States are getting creative to prepare for the pandemic election

Fast Company – “For all the things that seem to be threatening the integrity of the November 3rd election, states have also done a lot of very constructive things to ensure that things go off fairly and safely, election experts say. Over the past six months, the media and the public have become increasingly concerned… Continue Reading

Evaluating the fake news problem at the scale of the information ecosystem

Science Advances  03 Apr 2020: Vol. 6, no. 14, eaay3539. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aay3539 – Evaluating the fake news problem at the scale of the information ecosystem [full-text]  – “Fake news,” broadly defined as false or misleading information masquerading as legitimate news, is frequently asserted to be pervasive online with serious consequences for democracy. Using a unique… Continue Reading

Email template: How to tell your boss and HR you have coronavirus

Business Insider “If you think you’ve contracted the coronavirus, you’ll need to notify your boss to get time off to recover. Do not go into work, especially if you’re working in person at an essential business or attending meetings. If your work hasn’t released a formal COVID-19 plan, refer to the federal and state governments’… Continue Reading

Even Mild Covid-19 Infections Can Make People Sick for Months

Bloomberg via MSN: “Covid-19 patients who experience even the mildest illness risk suffering symptoms for months, researchers in France found. Two-thirds of patients who had a mild-to-moderate case of Covid-19 reported symptoms 60 days after falling ill, when more than a third still felt sick or in a worse condition than when their coronavirus infection… Continue Reading

COVID-19 at the White House – Contact Tracking

In the absence of any accountability, transparency or concern for public health, Peter James Walker – a concerned American – has posted this White House contact tracking data, by event, viz using the open source version of Tableau. “If you have information on contacts to add or adjust please use our Google form.” He has… Continue Reading

Genetic tracing could show how coronavirus spread through White House

Washington Post – “There’s a way for the White House to prove exactly how the outbreak traveled among its ranks: through gene-based contact tracing. But it doesn’t appear interested in doing so — even as the circle of President Trump’s associates infected with the virus expands by the hour. The Trump administration could, if it… Continue Reading