Hours ago from home isolation Rob and Howie recorded an episode on:
- How many could die in the coronavirus crisis, and the risk to your health personally.
- What individuals might be able to do.
- What we suspect governments should do.
- The properties of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the importance of not contributing to its spread, and how you can reduce your chance of catching it.
- The ways some societies have screwed up, which countries have been doing better than others, how we can avoid this happening again, and why we’re optimistic.
We’ve rushed this episode out, accepting a higher risk of errors, in order to share information as quickly as possible about a very fast-moving situation.
We’ve compiled 70 links below to projects you could get involved with, as well as academic papers and other resources to understand the situation and what’s needed to fix it.
A rough transcript is also available.
Please also see our ‘problem profile’ on global catastrophic biological risks for information on these grave risks and how you can contribute to preventing them.
For more see the COVID-19 landing page on our site. You can also keep up to date by following Rob and 80,000 Hours’ Twitter feeds.
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Producer: Keiran Harris.