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The Social Dilemma: Design Ethics for Big Tech

COVID-19 Might Just Be The First Big Pandemic Of This Century due to Deforestation, Environmental Degradation 

 

In an August report in the journal Cell, Fauci and medical historian David Morens, his National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) colleague, foresee an accelerating rate of pandemics in the years ahead driven largely by deforestation, urban crowding, and wet markets for wild game, which will make increasing environmental degradation worldwide in this century, “the key determinant of disease emergence.”

 

“A deadly barrage” of pandemics is coming, a new report warns.

Source: COVID-19 Might Just Be The First Big Pandemic Of This Century

Some scientists are taking a DIY coronavirus vaccine

Preston Estep was alone in a borrowed laboratory, somewhere in Boston. No big company, no board meetings, no billion-dollar payout from Operation Warp Speed, the US government’s covid-19 vaccine funding program. No animal data. No ethics approval. What he did have: ingredients for a vaccine. And one willing volunteer. Estep swirled together the mixture and…

Source: Some scientists are taking a DIY coronavirus vaccine, and nobody knows if it’s legal or if it works | MIT Technology Review

China is Treating COVID-19 with an Ethnobotanical Formula used for SARS

Despite long-held questions over the efficacy of Chinese traditional medicine, Chinese experts maintain that an herbal formulation based on a nearly 2,000-year-old text is showing promise in treating COVID-19.

Source: VICE – China is Treating COVID-19 With a Blast From the (Distant) Past