Abstract. Augustine famously claims every word is a name. Some readers take Augustine to thereby maintain a purely referentialist semantic account according to
Tamer NawarNew paper out: 'Every Word is a Name: Autonymy and Quotation in Augustine' (academic.oup.com/mind/advance-a…).
Might be worth a read for those interested in history of philosophy of language and issues concerning quotation, use and mention, and ambiguity
Thread by @Tamer_Nawar: /1 Thread about evidence & logical consistency of @RIVM advice on official FAQ (20-04). I have some questions a and possible inconsistencies. NL: rivm.nl/coronavirus-co… ENG: rivm.nl/en/novel-coron… /2 (Q1) @RIVM says vast…
The World Health Organization is not sure whether the presence of antibodies in blood gives full protection against reinfection with the new coronavirus, Mike Ryan, the WHO's top emergencies expert, told a briefing on Friday.
Our study shows that non-pharmaceutical interventions (including border restrictions,
quarantine and isolation, distancing, and changes in population behaviour) were associated
with reduced transmission of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, and are also likely...
Zijn oproep om te 'testen, testen, testen' kwam hem op kritiek te staan van minister De Jonge. Maar mede door zijn eigen neus te volgen en zorgmedewerkers te testen hielp de Groningse microbioloog Alex Friedrich de uitbraak in het Noorden te...
The World Health Organization says the evidence is not compelling, but scientists warn that gathering sufficient data could take years and cost lives.
Tamer NawarFMs not redundant (continued):
> 1.5m physical distancing does not achieve same
> virus is spread not only by coughing, but also breathing & speaking
NB: on droplets vs. aerosols, there continues to be disagreement nature.com/articles/d4158…
NB also: definition of 'airborne'
Governments are preparing for a potential influenza pandemic. Therefore they need data to assess the possible impact of interventions. Face-masks worn by the general population could be an accessible and affordable intervention, if effective when...
Tamer NawarOther studies, admittedly small, offer similar results (but phrase the conclusion more positively).
E.g. 'Professional and Home-Made Face Masks Reduce Exposure', van der Sande et al, 2008
In tegenstelling tot België en Duitsland noemt Nederland het breed inzetten van mondkapjes 'niet wenselijk'. Minister Hugo de Jonge (Volksgezondheid) herhaalde het Nederlandse standpunt. Woensdag lieten beide buurlanden weten het gebruik van...