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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.

Bookmarked Profile of a killer: the complex biology powering the coronavirus pandemic (nature.com)

Scientists are piecing together how SARS-CoV-2 operates, where it came from and what it might do next — but pressing questions remain about the source of COVID-19.

Profile of a killer: the complex biology powering the coronavirus pandemic
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01315-7
Bookmarked Coronavirus and Crime (Goodcover Blog)

COVID19 and trends in crime for San Francisco

Good use of open data and maps