I’m a little late getting my weekend reads out because it’s time for a change of scenery after months in lockdown. How can I get out in the middle of a pandemic you might ask? Well I live in Thailand and it’s been seven weeks since any cases of community transmission.
That said, we’re not out of the woods, with recent reports of travellers arriving with it, as well as a diplomat, but it was quickly contained. Thailand has done a superb job in dealing with this pandemic, and while economically it’s been ravaged, it’s great to be living in a place that has it under control.
Thailand was the country with the first reported infection outside of China, which meant we went into quarantine early, however, as the weeks rolled on and the hospitals weren’t filling with COVID19 patients, we were all a little confused. Why isn’t it taking off? Is it the heat? Culture? Genetics? It appears no one is sure.
Countries beating COVID-19 tks Phil Fersht
I just feel very fortunate to be living here in this time, and it’s a privilege to have the opportunity to explore the North of Thailand for the next couple of weeks with my family. It’s stunning up here – highly recommend when this is all over.
Charity: If you are able, can you donate to the UN Refugee Program and World Food Program? We have 30 million facing famine and 100 million have sunk into extreme poverty since this pandemic started. Let’s help the organizations doing the most to address these challenges. Taking care of our fellow humans is so important.
I published What’s an Infodemic? How do you manage it? this week. If you’re struggling with the information overload of this time, I hope these tips help.
Diversity is Difficult but Doable tks Andrew Bryant
Content to read
And here’s my selection of reading material from this last week. No opinion, just a collation if you want to catch up with what’s going on in the world.
Climate Crisis / 6th Mass Extinction
What is the covax pillar, why do we need it and how will it work? tks Francine Garner
Several people at massive Torch Lake July 4 party have tested positive for coronavirus tks Michelle Giamusso Regal
Coronavirus: Pub landlord installs electric fence around bar story of the pandemic for me
WHO sounds alarm as coronavirus cases rise by 1 million in five days tks Vicky Coburn
A Second Coronavirus Death Surge Is Coming tks Patrice Robinet
Alabama becomes 36th state to require masks in public tks Angela Frechette
Rupert Murdoch ordered editors to ‘kill Whitlam’, according to US envoy tks Phillipa Edwards
We are witnessing the fall of a great power tks Graham Harvey
Business and technology
Finding Your Company’s Soul tks Simone de Haas
2020 Is The Worst Year Ever For Fossil Fuels tks Dave Noble
Social issues (#BlackLivesMatter) and humanity
Wait ’til next year: Giving up on 2020, looking toward 2021 tks Simon Kearney
Passion, humour, history
29,000 years of Aboriginal history confirmed at SA River Murray site tks Willie Wahlin
Let me know if anything jumped out at you?
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