Covid-19 and Driving: A Valid Analogy

Those of us who have raised the driving analogy to argue against Covid-19 restrictions on most people have mostly been ridiculed.

And yet, driving kills roughly as many people every year as Covid-19 has killed in 2020 so far. If the severely injured are…


The crypto space is increasingly becoming an important element of our economic and technological reality. …


The crypto space is increasingly becoming an important element of our economic and technological reality. However, despite the higher awareness of its existence, there are so many projects in it that it may be hard for the relative outsiders and even people in the space to figure out which of…


If you had asked many people in the crypto space (including yours truly) in 2016 if Bitcoin would retain its overwhelming market dominance four years later, the answer would probably have been no. …


Abstract

After the initial reluctance to recognize the aerosol transmission route as being of any significant importance in Covid-19, the scientific community seems to have settled upon the idea that it has probably been important in certain indoor superspreader events. This paper puts forward additional lines of evidence suggesting that…


Many people in the crypto space believe that decentralized finance, or DeFi is the industry’s best candidate for the killer app at the moment. Indeed, the amount of cryptocurrency locked in DeFi has quickly skyrocketed to almost $3.5 billion from just $1 billion a year ago. …


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When one follows the public discussion about the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, one increasingly gets the impression that there are only two alternatives: shutdowns or masks. Either everyone is made to wear the latter, the logic goes, or governments will have no choice but freezing the social life.

Although…


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Do you remember how a week or two ago, the major media were breathlessly reporting on the scary new outbreak in the South Korean capital? The Korean authorities had supposedly rested too happily on their laurels, allowed even nightclubs to reopen and paid the price for their nonchalance. …


The grotesque failure of the most widely cited epidemiological models to correctly predict the dynamics of Covid-19 epidemics (that this author has documented quite early in the Lombardian case) raises the question whether many areas of science today are not too much focused on modeling at the expense of actual…


In my previous article, I looked into some recent research on influenza transmission and raised the possibility that a similar pattern of transmission hypothesized for it may hold for SARS-CoV-2 (SCV2). As a quick reminder, influenza researchers have recently found that a much smaller dose of virus was needed to…

Daniil Gorbatenko

PhD, economics (2018) from Aix-Marseille University, independent blockchain adoption consultant based in Aix-en-Provence, France, Email: daniilgor2004@gmail.com

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