Acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally has died of complications due to coronavirus. The author of Master Class, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune and Love! Valour! Compassion!, among many oth…
My thesis defense is in a couple weeks. I’ll be defending by video from home! I think the math is really interesting, and I'm looking forward to sharing my dissertation on the arXiv soon after. (Hoping it will be readable and enjoyable.) Will update on Math3ma once it’s all done! pic.twitter.com/67HziSLgHn— Tai-Danae Bradley (@math3ma) March 24, 2020
I was just on a Zoom call that ended automagically after 40 minutes because the organizer was on a free tier. This is the single greatest advance to meeting productivity that I’ve ever seen. Would pay extra for this feature.— Phil Libin (@plibin) March 24, 2020
Social distancing imposes hardships, but it can save many millions of lives
Bad economic times could lead to deaths of people with low income who are most vulnerable to an economic downturn. ❧
This is the most likely place that governments and the richer ruling elites are likely to fail their societies. Even the United States is like to do this and one need look no further than their response to the hurricane aftermath in Puerto Rico to see this.
Annotated on March 23, 2020 at 03:55PM
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She’s holding a free live session tomorrow at 10 am on YouTube geared toward a beginner audience who either already have websites or are beginning to consider designing and building one for their business.
Several people have asked for help or advice on their business websites and so I thought, we’re all home, why not do this live? I’ll be talking about crafting a clear message that attracts and converts, and show how to put it together on your home page. I’ll also be taking any questions about website development in general.
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Four day livestream after a cancelled Australian tour - just a sample of the best of making-the-best-of out there.
The disconnect is already shaping, even distorting, the nation’s response.
How coronavirus cases exploded in South Korean churches and hospitals
So when I went to Amazon this morning I learned that decent, reasonably priced webcams are nearly as hard to find as toilet paper— Ernie Smith (@ShortFormErnie) March 16, 2020
Maintained by the Nextstrain team. Enabled by data from GISAID
Showing 838 of 838 genomes sampled between Dec 2019 and Mar 2020.
Latest Nextstrain COVID-19 situation report in English and in other languages. Follow @nextstrain for continual updates to data and analysis.
This phylogeny shows evolutionary relationships of hCoV-19 (or SARS-CoV-2) viruses from the ongoing novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. This phylogeny shows an initial emergence in Wuhan, China, in Nov-Dec 2019 followed by sustained human-to-human transmission leading to sampled infections. Although the genetic relationships among sampled viruses are quite clear, there is considerable uncertainty surrounding estimates of transmission dates and in reconstruction of geographic spread. Please be aware that specific inferred transmission patterns are only a hypothesis.
Site numbering and genome structure uses Wuhan-Hu-1/2019 as reference. The phylogeny is rooted relative to early samples from Wuhan. Temporal resolution assumes a nucleotide substitution rate of 8 × 10^-4 subs per site per year. Full details on bioinformatic processing can be found here.
Phylogenetic context of nCoV in SARS-related betacoronaviruses can be seen here.
We gratefully acknowledge the authors, originating and submitting laboratories of the genetic sequence and metadata made available through GISAID on which this research is based. A full listing of all originating and submitting laboratories is available below. An attribution table is available by clicking on "Download Data" at the bottom of the page and then clicking on "Strain Metadata" in the resulting dialog box.
I’m absolutely serious.
For my colleagues who are now being instructed to put some or all of the remainder of their semester online, now is a time to do a poor job of it. You are NOT building an online class. You are NOT teaching students who can be expected to be ready to learn online. And, most importantly, your class is NOT the highest priority of their OR your life right now. Release yourself from high expectations right now, because that’s the best way to help your students learn.
A crowdsourced set of tech, tools and data relating to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Many professors don’t know how to teach online, and may not know how to improve at it. Our comprehensive guide can help.
With all of the concern the past few weeks about getting courses online, many people are collecting or creating resources for how to get courses online in case of a last minute emergency switch to …