EconTalk — Paul Romer (2)

On: COVID-19 Episode: N/A Date: May 15 2020 Background: Economist. Key Subjects: Finding a sustainable, less costly strategy to reduce virus transmission. Suppression: lock-down is very costly (economic costs not sustainable). Mitigation: transmission is very slow (> 1 year for

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Complexity — David Krakauer, Part 3

On: On Coronavirus, Crisis, and Creative Opportunity Transmission Series Ep. 3 Episode: 28 Date: April 21, 2020 Evolutionary biologist. Review of 5 Transmission Essays. Bill Miller on Investment Strategies in Times of Crisis Santiago Elena on a Complex Systems Perspective

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Complexity — David Krakauer, Part 1

On: Rigorous Uncertainty: Science During COVID-19 Transmission Series Ep. 1 Episode: 26 Date: April 7, 2020 Evolutionary biologist. Review of 5 Transmission Essays. 000: David Krakauer on Citizen-Based Medicine 001: David Kinney on Why Scientists Must Make Value Judgments in

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Complexity — David Krakauer, Part 2

On: COVID-19 & Complex Time in Biology & Economics Transmission Series Ep. 2 Episode: 27 Date: April 14, 2020 Evolutionary biologist. Key Concepts Review of 5 Transmission Essays 005: Andrew Dobson on the Need for Disease Models which Capture Key

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Why does COVID-19 disproportionately affect the elderly?

By: Amber L. Mueller, Maeve S. McNamara, David A. Sinclair Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research, Blavatnik Institute, Harvard Medical School Preprint, 30 April 2020 – not peer reviewed. Summary Severity and outcome of COVID-19 largely depends on a

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The Drive with Peter Attia — John Barry

On: 1918 Spanish flu pandemic—historical account, parallels to today, and lessonsEpisode: 107 Date: 17 April 2020Historian and author of “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History”.Key Subjects1918 Spanish Flu pandemic killed between 50-100 million people (out

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The Drive with Peter Attia — Amesh Adalja

On: Comparing COVID-19 to past pandemics, preparing for the future, and reasons for optimismEpisode: 106 Date: 13 April 2020Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security. focused on emerging infectious disease, pandemic preparedness, and biosecurity.Key Subjects:Spread.COVID-19 may

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The Drive with Peter Attia — Michael Osterholm

On: COVID-19—Lessons learned, challenges ahead, and reasons for optimism and concernEpisode: 102 Date: 31 March 2020Background: Infectious disease epidemiologist.Key Subjects:Infection.Until there is a vaccine, 50-70% of the population may end up getting infected.Math does not look good: 60% infected ->

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Geroprotective and senoremediative strategies to reduce the comorbidity, infection rates, severity, and lethality in gerophilic and gerolavic infections

By: Alex Zhavoronkov In: Aging Date: 31 March, 2020 Summary COVID-19 disproportionately harms the elderly. Infection rates, severity, and lethality all increase with age. Mostly because of higher levels of comorbidity among elderly. May also be due to decreased immune

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Estimating the number of infections and the impact of nonpharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 in 11 European countries

By: Seth Flaxman, Swapnil Mishra, Axel Gandy, H Juliette T Unwin, Helen Coupland, Thomas A Mellan, Harrison Zhu, Tresnia Berah, Jeffrey W Eaton, Pablo N P Guzman, Nora Schmit, Lucia Callizo, Kylie E C Ainslie, Marc Baguelin, Isobel Blake, Adhiratha

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