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The American republic has survived for almost a quarter of a millennium. It is now facing the test its founders foresaw, warns @andreaskluth
Remember when Democrats bragged about bringing down the deficit? @jbview predicts that you won't be hearing much of that anymore
The American republic has survived for almost a quarter of a millennium, half as long as Ancient Rome’s. Can it avoid succumbing to the same fate?
People are spending just as much time on WhatsApp this week as they were before the new user agreements were announced
People who deactivated Facebook in a study were happier afterward, reporting higher levels of life satisfaction and lower levels of depression and anxiety. That change is equal to about 25-40% of the beneficial effect typically reported for psychotherapy
The strategies pursued by South Korea, Vietnam & China are paying off. As of Nov. 1, the cumulative death rate per million is: U.S.: 696 U.K.: 685 France: 563 vs. South Korea: 9 China: 3 Vietnam: 0.36 [Chart shows data correct as of Oct. 30]
This alarming chart illustrates the poor job the U.S. has done in containing Covid-19 compared to the European Union, a bigger region of independent countries that suffered an earlier outbreak. What is America doing wrong?
Ebola has a 50% death rate. If you got infected, you’d most likely die. Covid-19 has a 3.4% death rate. Obviously not as bad as Ebola—but that makes it up to 34x more deadly than the seasonal flu