意大利是比较早停中国直航的欧盟国家之一。从意大利伊朗这两天的情况似乎提示我们,试图通过减少人际活动,发现和隔离来阻止啤酒病毒的希望不是没有,但是在降低。这也和各国学者早先的预估类似:再好的隔离也有疏漏,而星星之火,可以燎原。

如果阻止真的不可行,或许是时候思考怎么减小损失了。我们的目标到底是什么,为此付出多大的代价是可以接受的?

现在国内很多人的期待吧,都巴不得所有人不出门,两个礼拜隔离所有病例彻底消失。

如果消失不了呢。如果比如说每天每个省市就那么十来个二十个病例怎么办。

Trump administration temporarily banning foreigners who visited China from entering the United States. nytimes.com/2020/01/31/world/a

Wuhan is on lockdown and some Twitter people are cheering for it. "Should have done that sooner," they say, "and ban all the mainland passengers."

Always amazed by people's faith in freedom.

一些反对集权或者社会主义的人其实并不反对这些体制的目标:相反,他们赞美这些体制“人类进步”的目标,也认同“为了这些进步效率要牺牲一些人的利益”。“我们为什么不是忙着航天殖民而是忙着发展女权/环保/…”就是这种思路的体现。对他们来说,问题不在于牺牲,而在于这个牺牲是不是“邪恶政府”要求的而已

在赫尔辛基跟家里视频:“我觉得这跟东北差不多~”
一个路人东北口音飘过:“那还是差挺多的。”

和00-09年比起来,10年代可能真的算不上一个好的十年:政治气候让人失望,技术创新也没有什么大的突破。十年里最让人兴奋的硬件大概是10年的iPhone 4。从内容的角度上来讲,互联网,特别是中文互联网从开放一步步走向封闭,大量有价值的内容被封闭在微信微博知乎的登录门槛之外,少数平台提供商对舆论渠道有了绝对的控制权。“全网删帖”在2010年恐怕是难以想象的事情。

相比之下,让人兴奋的事情可能是两件:视频内容的大爆发,让外语学习比任何时候都简单;特斯拉的成功让环保的概念更深入人心。

感觉“沃霍尔和李子柒”是一个挺好的高考作文题目。

t.co/huYFm7otMi t.co/8ad7kkRk2B
有趣的是,我朋友圈转发这两篇文章的,很大程度上是重叠的。

And Sondland's line was he _presumed_ a condition for the meetings, etc. So he had goodwill but was ignorant. Both are carefully chosen positions. But Volker's explanation has a larger wiggle room. As Volker could claim that he did not see or engage any quid-pro-quo, it's only about changing the optics of the Ukraine government. In reality, both *probably* knew what's going on. However, their position can make it hard to pin this on Trump directly. 2/2

So basically, Kurt Volker's line was "I pushed the Ukrainians to say they will investigate the Burisma, because I thought it would assure the POTUS that Ukraine was serious in their _anti-corrupt_ efforts."

From his point of view, he was only helping the UKR to counter an unfavorable view of POTUS with a stmt, so a) he did not know where the unfavorable view came from b) the only reason he thought why the stmt needed to mention Burisma/2016 was it'd impress the POTUS. 1/2

Really bad day to be busy - sounds like the testimony is _mildly_ interesting.

交大和复旦的学生争相在领导人行程报道下面点赞,不乏我认识的同学好友。

sigh.

So no Medicare for all candidates can say one simple thing clear - employer-based insurance is annoying for everyone, and single payer gives government more power to negotiate. Is that really so hard to say or so risky to say?

有的时候呢想想很多事情真的不知道是为什么。比如说我上学的时候一直对读万卷书行万里路的后半句不是很感兴趣,导致今天很多时候国家名字和地图还对不上号。以我上学的时候碰到的出色地理老师的数量来说,真的还挺不好意思的。

My view on Greta Thunberg builds on one thing: are we doing enough about climate change? If not so, what exactly is the harm about climate gaining some attention via protests and symbolic movements?
2/2

Many attacks about Greta Thunberg point to her "bringing no real solution". In fact, Sweden and nearby airlines recorded a reduction in travelers partially because of climate protests. Educating people about the climate IS part of the solution.t.co/9WQqmEK1xe?amp=1
The problem of climate is more than "We need a solution." Some solutions, like hybrid cars, existed for a long time. It's also about people and the government's unwillingness to act. 1/2

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