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Yay! Biden admin drops IP protection on Covid-19 vaccine patents. #TRIPSwaiver

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Dead in the workplace. This is happening in the USA, a supposedly "first world" country.
Covid-19 just amplified an existing system.
Now under the spotlight.

We must radically change it!
https://youtu.be/IhO1FcjDMV4







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Slavoj Žižek: We Need a Socialist Reset, Not a Corporate “Great Reset”

Slavoj Žižek writes in Jacobin today that we've been given a choice between a return to the old exploitative normality and a post-COVID corporate "Great Reset" that promises to be even worse. We need a real alternative, a socialist reset that can win justice for all and save the planet from climate apocalypse.

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Viral Visualizations : How Coronavirus Skeptics Use Orthodox Data Practices to Promote Unorthodox Science Online

Controversial understandings of the coronavirus pandemic have turned data visualizations into a battleground. Defying public health officials, coronavirus skeptics on US social media spent much of 2020 creating data visualizations showing that the government's pandemic response was excessive and that the crisis was over. This paper investigates how pandemic visualizations circulated on social media, and shows that people who mistrust the scientific establishment often deploy the same rhetorics of data-driven decision-making used by experts, but to advocate for radical policy changes. Using a quantitative analysis of how visualizations spread on Twitter and an ethnographic approach to analyzing conversations about COVID data on Facebook, we document an epistemological gap that leads pro- and anti-mask groups to draw drastically different inferences from similar data. Ultimately, we argue that the deployment of COVID data visualizations reflect a deeper sociopolitical rift regarding the place of science in public life.
https://arxiv.org/abs/2101.07993

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Two million dead.

It is more people than call the state of Nebraska home. It is roughly equal to the population of Slovenia. And it is more than three times the number of people killed in the American Civil War.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/15/world/covid-death-news.html



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En ce qui concerne les matières sociales, j’ai constaté que le fédéral est bien plus déconnecté des réalités de terrain que les régions, c’est comme si le fédéral découvrait la crise sociale.

Ricardo

Que se passe-t-il quand l'état ne protège plus ?
Quand l'état n'exerce que le rôle de la légitimité de la violence, qui elle émane des urnes, et que cette violence touche des citoyens qui réclament plus de démocratie, plus de droits, plus de respect pour leur l'humanité ?

Alors je pense au Covid-19 et à la violence de la "gestion" de cette crise, je pense à la violence qui est, omniprésente, d'un système qui traite l'humain comme une marchandise, comme une variable d'ajustement budgétaire. Cette violence-là déjà présente par moment avant le Covid-19, elle va produire des monstres et toutes les voix qui auront crié, alerte, alerte, la démocratie se meurt, "légalement" elle aura été étouffée par les gaz lacrymo.

Ça fait réfléchir.

Une société qui se tient sage, une classe qui se tient sage dans Un pays qui se tient sage.

Ricardo

Largest COVID-19 contact tracing study to date finds children key to spread, evidence of superspreaders

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