[Share n burn] Today's coronavirus (COVID-19) links - April 12, 2020

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In no particular order, here are today's links from Steem and RSS. Please consider clicking through to read and upvote any Steem post(s) on the list.

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Just for fun, here's a graph of new cases as a percentage of total cases in the US since I started logging numbers on February 24.


As mentioned in previous posts, here is a visualization tool for mapping the cases of COVID-19 occurrences.

According to the site, this morning's worldwide number of reported cases was 1,792,899 with 412,534 recoveries, 110,042 deaths, and 530,200 in the US. The site is also reporting two new numbers, which are 2,688,766 total tests and 82,809 total hospitalized in the US. With a decline of 6,731 in new cases in the US, today becomes the second biggest drop in new cases since I've been logging the data. The biggest drop was six days ago, on April 6.

Of the cases reported in the US, there have been 32,314 recoveries, 20,614 deaths, and 21,942 cases in the state of Pennsylvania (with 530 fatalities).


  1. Steem @lifecoma: Uncertainty in cost benefit of policy and society response to Covid-19.

  2. Steem @tomlee: How Quarantine is Affecting Easter Celebration?

  3. Steem @rt-international: After Covid-19 tech giants will have even more control over what you see & what you think - Subtitle: Silicon Valley’s algorithms are controlling your cognitive map, and Congress is letting it happen. Covid-19 is providing the perfect cover to bolster that control — just in time for the 2020 election.

  4. THE BATS BEHIND THE PANDEMIC

  5. Big Data Could Undermine the Covid-19 Response - Subtitle: Blind spots in location-tracking data can threaten both public health and human rights.

  6. Coronavirus Humor

  7. The Real Reason Veterinarians Gave a Tiger a Covid-19 Test - Subtitle: It’s hard for humans in New York City to get a test for the coronavirus. So when a Bronx Zoo tiger tested positive for Covid-19, it invited some questions.

  8. Here’s what it will take to live in a world with covid-19 - Subtitle: It’s becoming increasingly clear how we can get back outside and back to work—although not exactly back to normal.

  9. We need mass surveillance to fight covid-19—but it doesn’t have to be creepy - Subtitle: This is a chance to reinvent the way we collect and share personal data while protecting individual privacy.

  10. What to Know about Visiting National Parks during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Subtitle: Despite entrance fees being waived, this is not a good time to pack into the U.S.’s national parks

  11. Coronavirus Pandemic Is Reshaping Blockchain Companies’ Roadmaps

  12. Leading with the Unknowns in COVID-19 Models - Subtitle: In times of great uncertainty, we should look beyond the data

  13. The first round of $1,200 coronavirus stimulus checks have already started hitting Americans' bank accounts

  14. The Tax Man Cometh — Who Will Pay for the COVID-19 Stimulus?

  15. How the coronavirus pandemic could impact the future of Philly's food economy

  16. Two thirds of COVID-19 patients improve after Gilead drug: NEJM

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