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dáta bez pátosu: príbeh obce Čirč

Problémom nie je, že majú 11% z testovaných. Problémom “horiaceho ohniska” Čirč je, že sa prišlo otestovať len 55% obyvateľov. Zastúpenie z osady je proporcionálne, rovnako aj výsledok 11%. Nikomu z akcie Spoločná zodpovednosť nenapadlo po sobote, že buď majú chybu v desatinnej čiarke alebo majú vážny problém v obci s viac ako tisíc pokojne nažívajúcimi občanmi. Samozrejme, že bolo treba všetkých otestovať, a nie sa zbaliť a rozlúčiť sa so slovami: “vidíme sa o týžden, pán starosta”.

the Swiss cheese strategy

These are the four layers to stop the spread of the virus: Fences, Bubbles, Contrafection, and Test-Trace-Isolate. None of them is perfect. All have holes that let infections pass. But together they form an impenetrable defence. You can look at it like layers of Swiss Cheese.

But you also see a lot of libertarian rhetoric — a lot of talk about “freedom” and “personal responsibility.” Even politicians willing to say that people should cover their faces and avoid indoor gatherings refuse to use their power to impose rules to that effect, insisting that it should be a matter of individual choice.

Which is nonsense.

Many things should be matters of individual choice. The government has no business dictating your cultural tastes, your faith or what you decide to do with other consenting adults.

But refusing to wear a face covering during a pandemic, or insisting on mingling indoors with large groups, isn’t like following the church of your choice. It’s more like dumping raw sewage into a reservoir that supplies other people’s drinking water.

the science of superspreading

If you find out someone has COVID-19, you can trace their contacts and test or quarantine them. But there is a high likelihood they didn’t infect a single other person. However, there is a high likelihood that person became infected at a superspreading event.That’s why contact tracers in some countries now spend more time understanding where someone was infected and finding other people from the same cluster. This is called backward contact tracing. It can help find more chains of transmission.

oddeľovanie matiek a novorodencov

Odo dňa 8.5.2020 je k dispozícii aj Klinický protokol starostlivosti o novorodenca matky s podozrením na infekciu alebo s potvrdenou infekciou COVID-19 pre neonatologické pracoviská, v ktorom sú navrhnuté 3 možné prístupy (A, B, C).
Spočívajú v separácii, čiastočnej separácii a neseparácii dieťaťa od matky.
Základom týchto prístupov a teda zdravotnej starostlivosti má byť riadne poskytnutý informovaný súhlas, ktorý predstavuje komunikáciu, dostatočné informácie a má mať charakter navrhovaných postupov.
Výsledkom toho, by malo byť rozhodnutie matky, ktoré musí byť rešpektované zo strany personálu. Personál si nemôže vynucovať súhlas matky manipuláciou, akou je zastrašovanie, formulovanie viet tak, aby sa matka rozhodla v prospech toho, čo chce personál.

Other countries have social safety nets. The U.S. has women

As a sociologist, it’s easy for me to see how that blame is deeply misplaced — how women should be blaming our government for failing to stop the spread of the virus, for failing to pay people to stay home, for failing to provide an adequate social support system with affordable childcare, affordable healthcare, and sufficient financial protections for people who can’t make ends meet…how women should be blaming their employers for putting profits before people, for setting unrealistic expectations, and for failing to provide the support that workers need…how women should, in many cases, be blaming their own spouses or partners for prioritizing their own careers, for not doing enough at home, and for denying the science about COVID-19. In the U.S., most of us aren’t taught to use our sociological imaginations. We’re not taught to think about social problems as structural problems.

Let’s Just Lie on the Floor and Scream Together

For an adult, the big, difficult feelings are expressed a little more quietly. I’m not saying I’ve never just laid down on the floor and screamed, but it might be frowned upon if I did it in an IKEA. (Even though being in an IKEA always makes me want to lie on the floor and scream.) Instead, we backslide on our smoking, spend too much money, eat potato chips even though they give us gas. We let the dishes pile up, stop washing our faces, cycle through the same three grungy outfits day after day. It’s not justlaziness, or self-indulgence, or fatigue. It’s self-expression and protest: I will act miserable because I am miserable and I want to act the way I feel, and I don’t need to act like I feel better and you can’t make me. It’s a way of externalizing feelings that may be too big to communicate or contemplate on their own: maybe I can’t deal head on with the void of the future, but by god I can sit here refusing to get up until I need to pee REALLY bad. It is, in its own way, a kind of self-care.

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FAQ: The status of the shits women have left to give

v práci po materskej

Občas mi napadne, že ešte aj vo svetle dnešného nastavenia spoločnosti to tak bolo – aj keď nie všetci si to myslia, a taktiež nie všetci sa to už odvážia povedať nahlas. Pracoval len on. A to aj keď som presvedčená, že spoločnosť sa mýli. Že práca na materskej dovolenke je absolútne rovnocenná práci peniaze zarábajúcich polovičiek a nemá a nemôže byť meraná na základe tých istých faktorov, aké používame pri iných pracovných náplniach, čiže na základe príjmu či výsledkov. Výsledky našej práce na materskej „dovolenke“ uvidíme o tridsať rokov.

Prečo mám taktiež pocit, že, paradoxne, ozajstnú slobodu a kontrolu nad vlastným životom som po tom, čo som sa stala matkou, prvýkrát získala, až keď som sa znova zamestnala? Je to naozaj aj tým, že konečne zarábam slušné peniaze aj ja? Som až taká materialistka? Alebo je to len ten pocit väčšej nezávislosti, ktorý som tak veľmi potrebovala a ktorý mi práca a peniaze znova dávajú? Nie je to určite len to. Je to aj možnosť prepnúť na úplne inú vlnu, realizovať sa niekde inde a nejako inak. Byť užitočná nielen pri deťoch…

ďalší štyria astronauti (a baby Yoda) v nedeľu odleteli na ISS

koľko dier má šiška? šálka? slamka? 

ešte jedno obzretie za nedávnymi prezidentskými voľbami: If only… voted

Akreditovať vzdelávanie znamená hodnotiť interakciu študentov a pedagógov

the data of long-lived institutions

I’ve been collecting data on all of the longest lived institutions in the world. As you look at these, there’s a few things that stick out. Notice: brewery, brewery, winery, hotel, bar, pub, right? And also notice that a lot of them are in Japan.

Víkendové surfovanie

I do not need Representative Yoho to apologize to me. Clearly he does not want to. Clearly when given the opportunity he will not and I will not stay up late at night waiting for an apology from a man who has no remorse over calling women and using abusive language towards women, but what I do have issue with is using women, our wives and daughters, as shields and excuses for poor behavior. Mr. Yoho mentioned that he has a wife and two daughters. I am two years younger than Mr. Yoho’s youngest daughter. I am someone’s daughter too. My father, thankfully, is not alive to see how Mr. Yoho treated his daughter. My mother got to see Mr. Yoho’s disrespect on the floor of this House towards me on television and I am here because I have to show my parents that I am their daughter and that they did not raise me to accept abuse from men.

And so what I believe is that having a daughter does not make a man decent. Having a wife does not make a decent man. Treating people with dignity and respect makes a decent man, and when a decent man messes up as we all are bound to do, he tries his best and does apologize. Not to save face, not to win a vote, he apologizes genuinely to repair and acknowledge the harm done so that we can all move on.

Lastly, what I want to express to Mr. Yoho is gratitude. I want to thank him for showing the world that you can be a powerful man and accost women. You can have daughters and accost women without remorse. You can be married and accost women. You can take photos and project an image to the world of being a family man and accost women without remorse and with a sense of impunity. It happens every day in this country. It happened here on the steps of our nation’s Capitol. It happens when individuals who hold the highest office in this land admit, admit to hurting women and using this language against all of us.

Ten prejav nebol dopredu napísaný, Ocasio-Cortez mala len zopár poznámok:

Hlasování v anketě Cena Františky Plamínkové 2020

koľko času trávia rodičia s deťmi

detské ihrisko približne pred 100 rokmi (dievčatá?)

Férový prístup podľa ministra Krajčího: Viac diskriminácie!

Six Minutes – podcast, ktorý na pokračovanie počúvame s deťmi

Eleven-year-old Holiday is pulled from the icy waters of Alaska with no memory of who she is or where she came from. Are her mom and dad really who they say they are? And when she begins to develop incredible abilities, she’ll soon discover she’s not alone in the world… mystery adventure for the whole family.

úspešný splashdown

delicate gifs

Michal Valko: Chceme riešiť problémy, ktoré by si zaslúžili nobelovku

raw craft

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state of the species – ak dnes len jednu linku, tak túto… pár rokov stará výborná esej

More than 90 percent of the living matter on earth consists of microorganisms and viruses, she liked to point out. Heck, the number of bacterial cells in our body is ten times more than the number of human cells!

Bacteria and protists can do things undreamed of by clumsy mammals like us: form giant supercolonies, reproduce either asexually or by swapping genes with others, routinely incorporate DNA from entirely unrelated species, merge into symbiotic beings—the list is as endless as it is amazing. Microorganisms have changed the face of the earth, crumbling stone and even giving rise to the oxygen we breathe. Compared to this power and diversity, Margulis liked to tell me, pandas and polar bears were biological epiphenomena—interesting and fun, perhaps, but not actually significant. 

Does that apply to human beings, too? I once asked her, feeling like someone whining to Copernicus about why he couldn’t move the earth a little closer to the center of the universe. Aren’t we special at all?

This was just chitchat on the street, so I didn’t write anything down. But as I recall it, she answered that Homo sapiens actually might be interesting—for a mammal, anyway. For one thing, she said, we’re unusually successful. 

Seeing my face brighten, she added: Of course, the fate of every successful species is to wipe itself out.

humans of the year

cognitive bias cheat sheet (because thinking is hard)

SpaceX to send privately crewed Dragon spacecraft beyond the Moon next year 

Prečo testovať lieky aj na tehotných ženách (plus, ak ešte neviete, komu venovať 2% zo zaplatených daní za minulý rok, tak vás prosíme o podporu)

…mnohé budúce matky potrebujú užívať lieky. „Tehotné ženy môžu ochorieť a choré ženy môžu otehotnieť,“ hovorí Brian Cleary, hlavný farmakológ z Rotunda Hospital v írskom Dubline.

a tediously accurate map of the solar system

trickle down healthcare

Víkendové surfovanie a la Elon Musk

Pred nejakým časom som sa tu odkazovala na blog Tima Urbana Wait But Why a na to čo písal o umelej inteligencii. Zuzina mi nedávno odporučila jeho články o Elonovi Muskovi. Mala pravdu, že za dve hodiny v lietadle som ich prečítať nestihla, ale mala pravdu aj v tom, že naozaj stoja za to (a tieto sa dajú stiahnuť aj ako elektronická knižka).

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  3. How (and why) SpaceX will colonize Mars
  4. The cook and the chef: Musk’s secret sauce

Curiouser and curiouser… ono sa to trochu číta ako vtipné science fiction, ale vstávajú z toho chlpy na krku, pretože by sa to v nie príliš vzdialenej budúcnosti mohlo podariť.