The outbreak is bad and worsening in some key states.
Paul CadarioThe swing states where the pandemic is raging: Most voters have made up their minds. But for the few holdouts, the state of the pandemic could ultimately help their decision as they head to the polls — and that's not likely to help @realDonaldTrump
False information about the pandemic is rampant, but seasoned defenders of climate science can offer tips for how to fight it.
Paul CadarioA guide to overcoming #COVID19 misinformation
On social media, people focus on how much their friends and followers are going to ‘like’ their posts—the amount of positive social reinforcement they are going to get—rather than accuracy.
nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/1… via @NatGeo
For years, the World Bank has faced questions about its liberal travel policies and budgets. Now the institution's leaders are asking how it can continue to provide global expertise and supervision at a time when travel is nearly impossible.
Paul CadarioWhat is the .@WorldBank without international travel?
It’s complicated, but traveling staff seeing the situation and working together with countries mobilizes global expertise, builds shared knowledge, collaboration, social capital and trust.
Paul CadarioIt’s an exciting time for research into #socialbehavior because scientists can now analyze gigantic, richly detailed datasets on human behavior. For decades, tech has attempted to optimize modern life. Now maybe it could optimize modern generosity too.
President Trump signs directive that would potentially pull thousands of federal employees in "policy-making" positions out of the competitive service, making them at-will employees.
Paul Cadario.@realDonaldTrump’s executive order is a stunning attempt to politicize the federal civil service and undermine more than a century of laws aimed at preventing #corruption and #cronyism in the US government.
Ivy Ross discusses the impact of the pandemic on our homes and offices.
Paul Cadario“the current #pandemic moment is not just a #publichealthcrisis, but an existential one, which calls into question our core values, and how those values play out in the physical environment around us.”
Researchers from U of T Engineering, Pharmacy and Chemistry are creating an antigen COVID-19 test that could give results in just five minutes
Paul Cadario“PCR testing on nasopharyngeal swabs has been gold standard, but studies have been coming out showing that saliva samples have comparable load of viral particles. Now is the time to use saliva samples as a reliable source.”