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Voter suppression, misinformation and how they can rig democracy

Notes from a presentation for CORE, a Corvallis, OR nonprofit that promotes community equity. During the pandemic, they host a monthly virtual meeting where passionate speakers with expertise help demystify current events or issues. Tonight, Jon Pincus and I will talk about voter suppression and disinformation in the context of the November general election.  This post […]

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Misleading COVID-19 headlines, take 1,269 🤦‍♀️

News reports focus on daily COVID-19 data which does not necessarily a reflect transmission rates but the day of the week or backlogs. This example from Texas bears out the challenge.

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COVID-19 discovered cases – 06 March 2020

Worldwide, the number of of COVID-19 cases has passed 100,000. In Florida, two individuals who had recently engaged in international travel have died. Patients have now tested positive in 28 states, with the addition of Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Utah on Friday. And it’s quite possible that ~2-6 billion people around the globe could have become infected with COVID-19 sometime in July. Of […]