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MiniConf is a virtual conference in a box. It manages the papers, schedules, and speakers for an academic conference run virtually. It can be easily integrated with interactive tools such as video, chat, and QA.

Bookmarked Cognitive Ability and Vulnerability to Fake News (Pocket)

Researchers identify a major risk factor for pernicious effects of misinformation.

This is why reporting on the ridiculous behavior of populist politicians is wrong. Their reiterated attacks to common sense, repeated nonsense create long lasting effects in the memory of all people.
Bookmarked Testing for COVID-19: A way to lift confinement restrictions (OECD)

This policy brief discusses the role of testing for COVID 19 as part of any plan to lift confinement restrictions and prepare for a possible new wave of viral infections. If all confinement restrictions are lifted before a vaccine or effective treatments are developed without other measures to suppress new infections, the infection rate is expected to rebound rapidly. Crucially, quick suppression of infections requires testing more people to identify who is infected; tracking them to make sure they do not spread the disease further; and tracing with whom they have been in contact. This brief discusses how testing strategies can be used to achieve three main goals: 1) suppressing the resurgence of local outbreaks; 2) identifying people who have developed some form of immunity and can safely return to work; and 3) gaining intelligence on the evolution of the epidemic, including on when a threshold for herd immunity has been reached. The brief discusses what tests can be used for each goal, as well as practical implementation issues with testing strategies, including the opportunities and risks of using digital tools in this context.

Casi testati in Puglia
Leggendo i giornali non riuscivo a capire se effettivamente la regione Puglia sta facendo o no test per trovare persone affette da COVID-19. Leggo quotidianamente citati il numero di tamponi ma la Fondazione GIMBE spiega che quel numero è fuorviante. Il numero che mi interessa seguire è il numero di casi testati.

Cosa sono i “casi testati“? Se Ciccio ha i sintomi, probabilmente gli faranno più tamponi per essere sicuri della malattia. Due o tre tamponi per Ciccio, un solo sospetto infetto. A me interessa sapere quante persone sono testate, non quanti tamponi e reagenti sono stati usati per capire se Ciccio è malato.

Senza pensarci troppo ho clonato il repository dei dati della Protezione Civile. Un grep rapido sui csv dalla directory dati-regioni per estrarre l’andamento giornaliero per la Puglia.

$ grep -h Puglia *.csv >> puglia.csv

Su Calc ho calcolato la variazione giornaliera e il grafico è qui sotto. Dal 20 Aprile, il numero di persone testate in Puglia continua a calare. Se sbaglio i calcoli fatemelo sapere.

Casi testati in Puglia

Casi testati in Puglia

PS Pare esserci un errore nei dati al 7 Maggio, per questo il grafico ha un buco.

Bookmarked French Covid-19 Drones Grounded After Privacy Complaint (Bloomberg.com)

French top judges banned the use of surveillance drones by police to monitor public compliance with coronavirus-related restrictions, citing privacy issues.

Mentre in Italia abbiamo le televisioni italiane da controllare.