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Confidence Interval

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the scientific understanding of how the virus transmits in public is improving. Contact tracing studies around the world have taken a magnifying glass to the “superspreading” events, where one person ends up infecting dozens of others. These studies shine a light on the key risk factors that create dangerous situations. From these studies, one thing is clear: The main way people are getting sick with SARS-CoV-2 is from respiratory droplets spreading between people in close quarters. The risk of catching the coronavirus, simply put, “is breathing in everybody’s breath,” says Charles Haas, an environmental engineer at Drexel University. Droplets fly from people’s mouths and noses when they breathe, talk, or sneeze. Other people can breathe them in. That’s the main risk, and that’s why face masks are an essential precaution (they help stop the droplets from spewing far from a person’s mouth or nose). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its guidelines, emphasizing the risk of close contact over other modes of transmission. “The virus does not spread easily in other ways,” the CDC writes. It’s still possible that a person can catch it from touching a contaminated surface (more on that below.). But it’s “not thought to be the main way the virus spreads,” the CDC states.

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"Those who think that peer review is inherently fair and accurate are wrong. Those who think that peer review necessarily suppresses their brilliant new ideas are wrong." - Peer Review – Rodney Brooks https://ift.tt/3g4vdhN

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A little after 8 a.m. on July 20, 2001, a couple arriving for an appointment opened an unlocked front door at an office in the Florida panhandle town of Fort Walton Beach and discovered a woman lying on the floor, dead. Her name was Lori Kaye Klausutis and she was just 28.

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Hertz, Car Rental Pioneer, Files for Bankruptcy Protection A reminder that one place for real weakness in the economy in the run up to the pandemic was lots of companies had taken on tons of debt and didn't have the capital to deal with an economic hit.

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"We're just having a bit of an earthquake here": New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern barely skipped a beat when a quake struck during a live TV interview.

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On Sunday, May 24 at 3pm ET, I’ll be performing #Bach’s complete cello suites live as a memorial for those we've lost in the pandemic and a tribute to the resilience of our communities. Join me on @995WCRB, radio stations nationwide or YouTube.

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BREAKING: A federal judge has gutted a Florida state law requiring felons to pay all court fines and fees before they can register to vote, clearing the way for thousands of Floridians to register in time for the November presidential election.

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Confidence Interval

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There is no bigger or slower-moving target than the weirdness of Donald Trump, but this is great by @RadioFreeTom on the contradiction between the macho paladin Trump's supporters perceive, and the whining toddler they're looking at.

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“Okay,” Jingyi says, as Sizhui puzzles this out aloud. “Okay! So the demon has been turning its victims into children.” “I think so,” Sizhui says. “To make them easier prey,” Jingyi says. “Yes,” Sizhui says. “So—” Jingyi’s voice cracks here, “this kid is Senior Wei.” Wei Wuxian, still tangled in his own massive robes, blinks politely at them. (Or: Wei Wuxian is cursed on a night-hunt, and the junior quartet rapidly finds themselves in over their heads.)

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It’s is a hand-picked collection of resources for solving practical marketing tasks, such as: - finding beta testers - growing first user base - advertising project without a budget - scaling marketing activities for building constant revenue streams. We faced these questions, when we made our first product (tool for iOS & macOS engineers). It took us almost 2 years to learn how to market our project. 😤 During this time we read, try and bookmarked many useful stuff: articles, videos, spreadsheets, podcasts & tools. These resources helped us a lot! Please, learn, adapt and test awesome marketing hacks from our collection & experience. Good luck!

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So here's the online version of NYT's first page: Remembering the Nearly 100,000 Lives Lost to Coronavirus in America

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Churches with singing among the worst.

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It's been around two months of quarantine for many of us. The urge to get out and enjoy the summer is real. via Pocket

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big-list-of-naughty-strings - The Big List of Naughty Strings is a list of strings which have a high probability of causing issues when used as user-input data.

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