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SARS-CoV-2 Information Links

Overview of current infection cases: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ Description of SARS-CoV-2 PCR test by WHO: https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/real-time-rt-pcr-assays-for-the-detection-of-sars-cov-2-institut-pasteur-paris.pdf?sfvrsn=3662fcb6_2 Overview of SARS-CoV-2 Testkits: https://www.finddx.org/covid-19/sarscov2-eval-molecular/molecular-eval-results/ Asymptomatic/symptomatic rate of polio (comparable to SARS-CoV-2?): https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/polio.html Were there lockdowns with Polio? https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Much-like-COVID-19-polio-shut-down-schools-15258518.php Study with hamsters about the effectiveness of masks: https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciaa644/5848814 Study on self-made masks: https://www.mpic.de/4670174/filtermasken_zusammenfassung.pdf Meta-study (172 studies) on effectiveness of masks: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31142-9/fulltext […]

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Stroop Effect

Try to say the color of each word instead of reading the words themselves. #consciousness

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“Instead of aiming for ZERO mistakes, aim for TEN mistakes per week. If you (or your partner or work colleagues) make fewer mistakes than that, something must be wrong. Either you did not dare to make mistakes, or you (or your environment) are not strong or open enough to be vulnerable.” The Vulnerable Hero: The […]

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Painting

“By painting the sky, Van Gogh was really able to see it and adore it better than if he had just looked at it. In the same way…, you will never know what your husband looks like unless you try to draw him, and you will never understand him unless you try to write his […]

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She still moved like a shadow

“The unicorn lived in a lilac wood, and she lived all alone. She was very old, though she did not know it, and she was no longer the careless color of sea foam but rather the color of snow falling on a moonlit night. But her eyes were still clear and unwearied, and she still […]

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Thought As A System

“And, though the brain as a whole is not mechanical, it can get caught up into a system of reflexes that looks like a machine.” — David Bohm, Thought As A System

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If machines can learn to value human life, maybe we can, too.

“If machines can learn to value human life, maybe we can, too.” — Terminator 2

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If men no longer know what they are looking a

“If men no longer know what they are looking at, there may well be other unicorns in the world yet, unknown and glad of it.” — Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

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The view of life

“The view of life I communicate in my pictures excludes the sordid and ugly. I paint life as I would like it to be.” — Norman Rockwell

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If everybody was satisfied with himself, there would be no heroes.

“If everybody was satisfied with himself, there would be no heroes.” — Mark Twain

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Lighthouses

“Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there, shining.” — Anne Lamott

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One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.

“One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.” — Leonardo Da Vinci

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Illusions, deceptions, mirages

“Illusions, deceptions, mirages, your Mommy Fortuna cannot truly change things.” “That’s true, she can only disguise, and only for those who eager to believe whatever comes easiest.” — Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

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What is a leader

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams

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You are what you have it in yourself to be

“You are not what you were born, but what you have it in yourself to be.” — Kingdom of Heaven