These are dark days for democracy. It hardly feels like the time to abode annihilation other than the brutal murder of George Floyd and the advancing horrors occurring in the US, but the COVID-19 communicable is no less alarming today than it was a week ago.

In fact, the egocentric accomplishments of accusable US Admiral Donald Trump have surely affronted the communicable and arrested the science and technology world’s adeptness to abode the virus at the epicenter of infection: the US. webrok

The STEM world was presented with an befalling to advance contact-tracing apps and data pipelines for AI systems able of admiration the spread of COVID-19. It does not appear that there will now be an ethical way to obtain or use this data in the US. 

In light of the US government’s continuing agitated assaults on peaceful protesters and those attempting to shelter in their own homes, it is of the utmost accent that the global STEM association does aggregate in its power to assure the aloofness of those affably agitation until such a time as capitalism is adequate to the US. 

Tens of millions of US citizens — and thousands more around the globe in cities such as Berlin and Amsterdam — have risked their lives and safety  to stand in adherence with peaceful US protesters ambitious change from an backbreaking government.

Impeached admiral Trump’s aborticide of administration and dissection lack of affinity have likely placed us on the path to a second wave communicable that threatens to be worse than what we’ve seen so far.

Make no mistake: Accusable admiral Trump has spat upon the sacrifices made by anybody around the planet who sheltered-in-place, self-quarantined, and socially-distanced for months. And he’s bedridden the adeptness for US STEM workers to do their jobs and fight the virus. 

We were declared to abrade the curve and advance a vaccine. Instead, people are acquisition in some of the most massive crowds ever accumulated in public squares around the world because the another is worse. 

We are under duress. 

By the numbers

Due to the fact that the bulk of active COVID-19 cases are in the US, accepted data on the virus is capricious at best. So we’ll take a look at the timeline for COVID-19 cases so far instead. Source: Worldometers.

154: Days since the first COVID-19 case was appear in Wuhan (December 31st

61: Days since COVID-19 cases breached 1,000,000 globally (April 2nd)

36: Days since COVID-19 cases breached 3,000,000 globally (April 27th)

 1: Days since COVID-19 cases breached 6,000,000 globally (June 1st)

Tweet of the week

What to read

This week we’ll be including links to belief that altercate the advancing protests and abandon in the US. We stand in adherence with the peaceful protesters. Black Lives Matter.

* Human trials have begun for beginning COVID-19 antibodies, this looks promising. (CNN)
* Sickening cabal theories surrounding the death of George Floyd are surging online. (The New York Times)
* Impeached admiral Trump’s lack of administration is amenable for deepening the pandemic. (Bloomberg)
* Airlines want to keep flying by abrogation the middle seat open. How much is that going to raise your ticket prices? (Market Watch)
* Here’s seven ways to assure your privacy while you’re affably protesting.
* Here’s even more advice on attention your agenda aloofness while you’re protesting. (Vice)
* 18 videos assuming US police and aggressive forces advancing peaceful protesters, associates of the press, and abandoned activists. There are hundreds more just like these.
* We’re on course for a second wave of COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know. (The Conversation)
* We anticipation Sweden had the absolute coronavirus response. We were wrong. (Wired)


It’s okay to take a break. It’s okay to play a video game. It’s okay to convenance your flute or draw anime characters or binge-watch a really stupid TV show right now. We need to breathe and take breaks so we can endure until the end.

With that in mind, we are going to keep this area going.

In this section, one of our writers will share one weird internet thing they’ve been absorbing over while in lockdown. This week’s comes from TNW’s own Rachel Kaser!

Where I live in Texas, the lockdown has tentatively lifted, but people are still being fairly alert about going out and doing social activities — myself included. So now that I’ve been spending far more time inside, I’ve found myself adequate things I would never commonly have tried.
In this case, it’s ghost videos. I’m a agnostic about annihilation paranormal, and don’t really care for horror anything, so this is an ball vertical I’ve never advantaged in before.

I started watching videos that weren’t ghost-related — I think the aboriginal video I watched was about true crime, but allegedly that was enough for YouTube’s algorithm to assume I must want to watch “Creepy Ghost Videos That’ll Keep You Up at Night” and other analogously named things.

That led me down the YouTube rabbit hole, and before I knew it, I was a consistently customer of channels such as Mr. Nightmare (who narrates scary belief of both a abstruse and banal flavor), Lazy Masquerade (a abstruse and true crime YouTuber), and Nuke’s Top 5 (who’s mostly apparitional content). And until recently, I couldn’t really have told you why I was watching them.

It absolutely wasn’t the agreeable bringing me back to these videos. I tried watching other horror YouTubers but they didn’t have the same effect on me. But while I was attempting to sit through an ASMR video (again, apathy does aberrant things to us), it hit me: These horror YouTubers’ voices and accomplishments music, which are acutely advised to be spooky, instead strike me as very abatement and relaxing. One of my favorites on a demanding day is Top5s, the narrator of which has quite possibly the most abnormally abstracted voice I’ve ever heard.

Take Nuke, the narrator of Nuke’s Top 5, which consistently appearance ghost videos. Whenever he’s about to play the abstruse money shot, he says “And then things get… truly bizarre” in what I swear is the exact voice my brainwork app uses when cogent me to breathe in and hold it.

The accountable matter does occasionally get in the way of my alleviation — in one Mr Nightmare video, he inserts a scream sound effect at a point in the story when addition screams, which had me throwing my headphones at the ceiling. And I don’t expect anyone else to share my camp form of zen. But given the state of the world, I’m glad to have found article that helps me relax, no matter how weird it is.


We’ll be back next Tuesday. And every Tuesday after that until the communicable ends. Because we’re all in this together.

In the meantime, here’s a few links to help you manage the misinformation as the ache hits its peak:

The Center for Ache Control’s myth-busting area on COVID-19

After Recovering from COVID-19, are you immune?

John Hopkins Univeristy COVID-19 myth vs fact
Don’t accept aggregate you read on social media. Stay advantageous and take care of each other,


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