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A blog by Leon Oudejans


Living by the Code: In China, Covid-Era Controls May Outlast the Virus (NYT)

New York Times title: Living by the Code: In China, Covid-Era Controls May Outlast the VirusNYT subtitle: The country has instituted a wide range of high-tech controls on society as part of a mostly successful effort to stop the virus. The consequences may endure.By:  Chris Buckley, Vivian Wang and Keith BradsherDate: 30 January 2022 "The police...

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The turn of an unfriendly card

Last week, someone complained about the many cheers following the announcement of Denmark to scrap all COVID-19 restrictions. I understand that complaint but don't sympathise with its micro view. Two years ago, people verbally attacked the ones who dared to argue that the macro view is not unlike a 2-year severe flu. To be clear, the micro and macro view are both...

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Progress: how, what, when, where, who and Why

Progress can be summarized by the 2001 Daft Punk song: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. Many of us expect progress, else we get disappointed. However, older people may complain that everything used to be better, while young people rejoice the latest version of their gaming console. The pace of Change is quite relevant. We expect progress in the following areas: (i)...

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RPA department head lashes ‘politically-driven’ management of crisis (SMH)

Sydney Morning Herald: RPA department head lashes ‘politically-driven’ management of crisisBy: Lucy Carroll and Mary WardDate: 20 January 2022 "A high-ranking doctor from one of Sydney’s biggest hospitals has lashed the “politically driven” management of the pandemic, as thousands of health staff remain on COVID-19 leave and the number of hospitals...

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From pandemic to endemic

On 10 January 2022, the Spanish PM urged Europe to treat Covid-19 as a more endemic illness following the Omicron variant (eg, VOA, Bloomberg, NYT). In more simple words: "Just treat it like the flu" (Fortune). This news must have alerted the people with a micro and a macro perspective (my blogs on micro vs macro). People with a micro view will be confused as they...

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