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Adios pandemic buddies

Coronavirus in Context is a weekly publication the place we deliver you information that matter about the COVID-19 pandemic and the know-how making an attempt to cease its unfold. That is our remaining challenge.

Hola pandemic buddies,

The time has come for us to say goodbye. The curtain’s falling and the crowds are dispersing. However the battle isn’t over.

COVID-19 is simply getting began. The pandemic is NOT “winding down,” “ending,” or “virtually over.” Issues are completely, undoubtedly, NOT going “again to regular.”

The US will quickly face its hardest problem as a nation. Specialists predict the winter will deliver a surge in circumstances and, with them, deaths. Even with the miracle vaccines, the prognosis is darkish for 2021. Most of us received’t get the vaccine subsequent yr and those who do can nonetheless unfold the virus.

However it’s time for us to maneuver on. All of us.

We have to determine what our new regular is. We have to feed our households, pay our payments, and study to rejoice our lives on this harmful paradigm with out risking the lives of others.

We have to study to care about our neighbors. And if our governments and church buildings received’t lead us to this fact, we now have to seek out it on our personal.

That is the ultimate version of the Coronavirus in Context publication. I need to thank every reader, visitor author, and editor who participated: this was your publication and I couldn’t be extra happy with what we achieved collectively.

By the numbers

Totals as of 12/15
Supply: Worldometers
  • USA: Instances: 18,494,339 Deaths: 327,172
  • India: Instances: 10,097,540 Deaths: 146,438
  • Brazil: Instances:7,284,166 Deaths: 181,978

Tweet of the week

What to learn

Vaccines arrive and a brand new pressure of COVID-19 emerges, however the time has come to say goodbye…
🦟 There’s a brand new COVID-19 pressure. Right here’s what it is advisable know. (Monetary Instances)
👀 Right here’s a breakdown of when you may get the vaccine (CNN)
🤔 This epidemiologist says we shouldn’t be fearful of the brand new COVID-19 strains. (The Dialog)
💉 The vaccine is nice, however when you get it you’ll nonetheless have to put on a masks to guard others. (The New York Instances)


On this little part, we often focus on the tech that’s getting us by means of the pandemic.

However for our remaining version, I’d prefer to take a second to ask you to hitch us in 2021 for the launch of our new AI publication.

Apart from simply being an enormous outdated science nerd, I’m additionally the editor of TNW’s synthetic intelligence part “Neural.”

Every week I’ll break down essentially the most attention-grabbing, impactful, and thrilling tales on the planet of synthetic intelligence, machine studying, and quantum computing.

My focus, as at all times, is on the human-centric points of AI. So you may count on big-picture tales that debate each the near-term and far-future impacts of at the moment’s greatest breakthroughs.

I can’t strategy to see you there in 2021!

Properly, bye

The pandemic isn’t over and we’re all on this collectively.

The excellent news is that doing all your half is simple peasy lemon squeezy:

1. Put on a masks.
2. Keep 2-3 meters away from others in public areas.
3. Assist authorities officers who take the pandemic severely. 


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