29 Dec 2020

Nearly half a million people may have had Covid-19 in Wuhan, study shows. That’s almost 10 times the official figure

In Wuhan, the original epicenter of the Covid-19 virus and its location of origin, nearly half of a million people may have been infected. This is almost 10 times the official number of confirmed cases, according to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC conducted a

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13 Apr 2020

The ‘Red Dawn’ Emails: 8 Key Exchanges on the Faltering Response to the Coronavirus

An email chain dubbed Red Dawn shows how experts inside and outside the government identified the threat of COVID-19 early on, raising alarms that were largely ignored by the administration. An elite group of infectious disease doctors and medical experts in the federal government and academic institutions around the nation

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23 Mar 2020

CDC Launches COVID-19 Bot to Help You Decide If You Need to See a Doctor

On Thursday, the CDC launched a new COVID-19 assessment bot that helps to screen US patients who are concerned that they may be infected with the virus. The bot, which is called the Coronavirus Self-Checker, is live on the agency’s website and can gauge risk factors and symptoms for its

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04 Jun 2019

The Hackers Who Saved the World – Interview with Author Joe Menn

I’ve just finished reading an advance copy of Joseph Menn’s new book Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World (Amazon Link) and can recommend highly for OODA Loop members. As the importance of hacker history goes, this was a book that was

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03 Jun 2019

How a Presidential Commission Was Tracking Hackers in 1996

The President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection is often cited as one of the most important initiatives from the 1990s that advanced our cybersecurity programs in the U.S.  The commission, which looked at cyber threats to critical infrastructure, created a lasting critical infrastructure framework that is still in use today. 

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