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Why Telling People They Don't Need Masks Backfired

No, lying seems to have a short term cost as well, since in the places where mask wearing is encouraged people are creating homemade masks (and donating their N95s to hospitals).

Where can we donate time and money to avert coronavirus deaths?

flattenthecurve.com is an informational website about the coronavirus with (as of this comment) over one million visitors. It has since become open source and is hosted on GitHub here.

Consider contributing to the project.

See here for a successful interaction involving the removal of an anti-mask wearing section (partially inspired by information obtained here on LessWrong).

Where can we donate time and money to avert coronavirus deaths?

Whoops, I already created another "answer". Thanks, did not know about that feature.

Where can we donate time and money to avert coronavirus deaths?

My co-worker and her husband, partially backed by my current employer, have modified the design of a device invented in Taiwan for reducing the exposure of ER doctors/nurses to COVID-19. If you have basic fabrication skills you can build your own using the instructions here or else donate here to help them manufacture more to ship to hospitals already on their waiting list.

EDIT: Signal boosted by @RealSexyCyborg here.

Where can we donate time and money to avert coronavirus deaths?

My co-worker and her husband, partially backed by my current employer, have modified the design of a device invented in Taiwan for reducing the exposure of ER doctors/nurses to COVID-19. If you have basic fabrication skills you can build your own using the instructions here or else donate here to help them manufacture more to ship to hospitals already on their waiting list.

EDIT: I meant this to be a new answer, not a comment.

Why Telling People They Don't Need Masks Backfired

I've been trying to get flattenthecurve.com to remove their anti-mask section here, but it's been stalled for 5 days now.

EDIT: They merged my anti-mask section removal. We are collaborating on a pro-mask section now.

EDIT2: There is now a pro-mask section.

Credibility of the CDC on SARS-CoV-2

I've been away for some time. Any idea what posts he's talking about here?

Credibility of the CDC on SARS-CoV-2
The administration refutes the claim.

I think we should say "the administration denies the claim".

March Coronavirus Open Thread

I’ve been keeping notes on corona virus risk reduction tactics and turned some of them into a webpage to share with my family and friends. The idea to to make them as quickly actionable/understandable as possible. This is the pretty version, but you can contribute here.

I'm very interested in critical feedback, including if any of these tactics are likely to be harmful/ineffective or if I'm missing anything high-value/low-cost.

How to fly safely right now?
Unclear how to get something small enough to go through security. Perhaps it can be bought in the airport though?

Liquids that are in containers that are 100ml (3.4 ounces) or less are allowed past security checkpoints in Europe and North America, so look for a hand-sanitizer bottle that meets that criterion. Here is some evidence for this claim.

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