Social alienation: The first stage is powerlessness when the individual realises that she is in a situation she cannot influence much or control. For exampe, a boring, repetitive office job requiring no initiative, with no hope of advancement into a management position. Many young people complain about this. They see their situation as unopen to change. #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography #alienisolation
Social alienation is a stage-driven process. These five are powerlessness, meaninglessness, normlessness, isolation and self-estrangement. Powerlessness stems from the local situation, whether it be from an unemployed youth in Cumbria, a bored office worker in Beijing, or a shopping mall skateboard fan drunk on alcopops. The main point, here, is it is comprehensible and traceable to social origins, as we shall see. #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography #alienisolation
Jewish settlers pour into an Israeli Sinai and Midian. More plausible as an alternate history what-if than you might think, and a lot more interesting than the West Bank...
This post's featured image is "Moses and the Daughters of Jethro" by Ciro Ferri.
Now you know: This is bad. Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births: Selected countries, 1990-2020
Now you know: In Chad a woman's lifetime risk of maternal mortality is 1-in-15 (highest). In Belarus, it's 1-in-65,000 (lowest). https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240068759 #publichealth #inequality #demography
‘I’m not buying new stuff any more’: the young people getting into ‘degrowth’. According to YouGov, 46% of Britons surveyed in August 2023 said environmental sustainability had affected their household purchases. Financial burdens continue to weigh people, with 1.8m UK households – almost 3.8 million people – having experienced destitution at some point in 2022, two-thirds of UK consumers planned to cut discretionary spending this year.#money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
Data indicates that almost one in 10 UK households failed to pay a major bill in the month to 10 November, the highest level recorded since April 2020. According to Which?’s latest “consumer insight tracker” research, 9.8% of households questioned said they had missed a loan, credit card, housing or household bill payment. Research suggested that 2.8m households missed a significant bill over that period. (Source: The Guardian) #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
The UK wealthy buy multiple houses as investments, which drives up prices, providing pricey rental accommodation for young families who cannot afford to get on the housing ladder. A do-it-yourself speculation capitalism that, once again, makes a profit out of those on lower incomes who cannot make it. A great system? (Erm, vote Labour?) #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
Concerned about your income? Never mind, try gambling addiction. Gambling firms are doing well fuelled by a surge in the use of online slot machines, which the government is considering curbing due to their association with heavy losses and addiction. The betting and gaming industry’s revenues are £15.1bn, or £10.95bn excluding the National Lottery,. (Source: The Guardian) "Every poor country has a lottery." #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
The housing market's reliance on speculation and the pursuit of profit leads to a focus on high-value developments rather than addressing broader housing needs. Homelessness support services in Glasgow report a doubling of asylum rates whilst accommodation renters are driving out lower-middle-class tenants in all UK cities. Can you imagine car-rental speculation or holiday-home speculation? Soon to arrive? #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
But is not narcissism arguably the repression (see below) of pre-conscious fears that one is 'a nobody'? And, in a highly competitive culture, that thought can erupt when you lose out about something. Ergo, narcissism is a socially induced disposition - or am I wrong? #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography #freud
Escalating UK housing crisis: Glasgow city council, the largest asylum dispersal area outside London, is expected to declare a housing emergency on Thursday as figures show the number of referrals to homelessness support services of those granted leave to remain has increased from an average of 60 a month in the first half of the year to 176 in October and 132 for the first three weeks of November. (Source: The Guardian) #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
Minors in TX faced a range of barriers to finding accurate info & obtaining confidential contraceptive services, which were exacerbated by the #COVID19 pandemic. Expanding options for accessible confidential contraception, along w repealing parental consent laws, would better support minors' reproductive autonomy. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36604208/
The key elements of narcissism: A person who lacks empathy, who is entitled to the best, who expect special treatment to be given to them, They only want to associate with people who think they are as cool as them." https://www.youtube.com/shorts/9ktH1Ziml6Y But, says Eumenades, is this not also a social trend today with America in the lead? I mean it can pertain to an ever larger segment of the population. So when does it become a cultural norm? #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
“The U.S. is not doing its job when it comes to public health,” Dr. Cohen said. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/29/health/us-life-expectancy-covid-deaths.html
The secret to successful marketing is to control the consumer's emotions. Very often luxury objects are able to make us feel, "Oh, now I've got it!" Got what? Overpriced water? An overpriced car? see Shop Till you Drop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=682-In1LpnQ&t=1079s&ab_channel=AudreyVu%C3%A9taz #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
📣Coming up this week! 📣 #FemQuantSeminar with @arianeophir Re-considering Re-partnering! This Thursday 30 Nov 2023. 17:30 (GMT)/ 18:30 (CET)/ 12:30 (EST). Free to attend, registration required. Sign up to join us: https://forms.gle/TJzknan3xoFnte5x9 #feminist #demography #sociology #quantmethods #gender
Britons don’t think the Autumn Statement will make much difference. The statement, as a whole, Britons see it as fair (38%) rather than not fair (23%). They are divided 31-29% on whether or not it is affordable. The general view is that it won’t make much different to the country (48%) or respondents’ own household finances (55%). This perception is shared equally by Conservative and Labour voters. (Source: YouGov) #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
By now, we should be prepared for a Labour victory at the next UK election. But are we prepared for what Labour can and cannot do for much needed reparations within the first year? And for any subsequent backlash? (Right now, we have time to think.) #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
Eumenades has published book chapters on excessive consumerism, including reflective versus pre-reflective thinking in consumer choices, class-based emotions and fashion consumption. He mentions contemporary theoreticians in sociology and consumer studies, including Pierre Bourdieu and Juliet Schor. See https://www.academia.edu/34010793/Consumerism_seduction_via_the_current_media_book_chapter #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
'Keeping up with the Joneses is a neighbourhood-based model. Your neighbour has it, so you want it. You are exposed to people on a higher economic level and people gaze towards the top." Juliet Schor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=682-In1LpnQ&t=192s&ab_channel=AudreyVu%C3%A9taz "And so hyper-consumption becomes a class-based activity." - Eumenades. #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
Debt, anxiety and depleted incomes: The Royal College of Psychiatrists found that half adults with a debt problem have mental ill-health. This ranged from a consistent feeling of anxiety to low mood.
Worrying about debt affects sleep, mood and energy levels. It also affects ability to work and harms relationships with friends and family. Seen any UK worried faces in the supermarket queues recently? (Source: Mental Health Foundation) #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
📅 Next Week: #CPCCGWebinar Thurs 30 Nov
Peter Brandon from the University of Albany will discuss whether the legalisation of #SameSexMarriage in the US has improved the long-term #economic security of same-sex couples in terms of #homeownership.
Register to join us online: https://www.cpc.ac.uk/activities/full_events_calendar/753/CPC_CG_Webinar__Peter_Brandon
Following recent publication of a paper on mapping zero-dose vulnerability indices (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spasta.2023.100772) the full set of gridded risk factor and vaccination coverage datasets are now available for download: https://hub.worldpop.org/geodata/listing?id=23
Did you miss our policy forum celebrating 50 years of the British Society for #Population Studies and all things #demography at this year's #ESRCFestival of #SocialScience? Want to watch it again or access the slides?
You can now view it on YouTube or read our event write-up 🍿📰
'Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.' "You have manifestly and repeatedly failed to deliver on every single one of these key policies. Either your distinctive style of government means you are incapable of doing so. Or, as I must surely conclude now, you never had any intention of keeping your promises..... As on so many other issues, you sought to put off tough decisions in order to minimise political risk to yourself." #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
An analyst can estimate the distribution of eventual job tenure with just two surveys and a time series of hires. Finding: U.S. 2002–2004 period expected job tenure was 2.5 years. A tribute to James Vaupel's work combining formal #demography & #business. By Michael Lachanski
#30DayMapChallenge | 13: Choropleth
Women live longer than men — this is a well-known regularity of mortality. Yet, we are too focused on the averages — 25-50% of individual men outsurvive a randomly paired woman
#demography paper: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-059964
#rstats code: https://github.com/CPop-SDU/outsurvival-in-perspective
For the first time, the better question to ask about U.S. population projections is *when* not *if* the population will start to shrink. And the child population will shrink fastest of any age group.
"[US] Women are outliving men by nearly six years—and COVID and drug overdoses are a major cause, according to a new report"
David Cameron, who had worked as a stockbroker in the City of London, used multimillion-pound investment funds based in offshore tax havens, such as Jersey, Panama City, and Geneva, to increase the family wealth. In 1982, Ian Cameron created the Panamanian Blairmore Holdings, an offshore investment fund, valued at about $20 million in 1988, "not liable to taxation". (Source: Wikipedia) #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
#30DayMapChallenge 10: North America
We often forget that Mexico is also North America 🙃
w/ José Manuel Aburto we explored early adult mortality in Mexican states using geofaceting and ternary colorcoding #dataviz
#rstats code: https://github.com/ikashnitsky/demres-geofacet
#demography paper: https://doi.org/10.4054/demres.2019.41.17
"Rishi Sunak’s authority as prime minister will be in tatters unless he sacks his controversial and divisive home secretary, Suella Braverman, within days," senior Tories have said. As anger at her incendiary claims of police bias and open defiance of No 10 grow, the expectation among most Conservatives is that Sunak will dismiss Braverman early this week, opening the way for a cabinet reshuffle. (Source: The Guardian) #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
#Census now enters race codes from the Hispanic origin question, so if you write in Indian on the Hispanic question, they change your race to American Indian. That's probably by the number of interracial couples doubled from 2019 to 2022. #demography
The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking nominations for the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC).
For details on responsibilities and how to submit a nomination:
(1) The quickest way to understand how offshore works is in How The Pandora Papers Work on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uLhh5GSxsQ&ab_channel=HowMoneyWorks. Go to minute 2:00 for a six-minute explanation. It is complicated, but that is how it is meant to be for efficient tax evasion. Basically, the first move is to start a limited liability company. This means you don't get busted for bankruptcy. #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
Chris Hedges writes, "Values are rooted in giving: the understanding that a life of fulfillment comes through service." But one has to be careful about the balance of service and looking after yourself. Young Christians quickly discover that too much service opens oneself up to manipulation from others. Follow Jesus absolutely and you will end up sleeping under a bridge. #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
Thanks to our speakers Tony Champion, Jane Falkingham, Grant Hill-Cawthorne, Alison Park, Nicola Shelton and Jen Woolford 👏 If you missed it, look out for the recording coming soon...
New from me: Turning the tide on marriage is not the same as coasting downstream on teen pregnancy. https://familyinequality.wordpress.com/2023/11/05/turning-the-tide-on-marriage-is-not-the-same-as-coasting-downstream-on-teen-pregnancy/
IMO, if you are using US #Census data to look at Asians with the "race" variable, your population isn't "Asian Americans" it's "Asians." If a foreign-born non-citizen fills out a survey in the US, that doesn't make them American. "Asian American" isn't a race. (No offense! If they want to identify as American I'm all for it, and support open borders)
Believers and non-believers might well wonder what metaphysical realm, exactly, those financial center City of London, heraldic dragons represent. (For example, where 'Money is considered the root of all evil.' ?) (Just a passing cranky thought, folks.) #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
"When you don't understand what is going on - feeling that you can have whatever you want - that blinds you, it keeps you from seeing what is happening around you. The lunatic fringe of the political establishment (though often laughed at by a majority) suddenly siezes power and we clamour for our own enslavement by a dictator." Chris Hedges, American Psychosis, YouTube. #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
"The language of free-market lasaise-faire capitalism is what they feed businesses and the wider public, but it is an ideology that bears no resemblance to reality in a culture warped by illusion. We don't live in a free market. We live in a bizarre species of corporate socialism." Chris Hedges, American Psychosis, YouTube. #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
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"A poor person of colour in Camden or New Jesrsey is worth nothing to the state. But put them behind bars and they are worth 50,000 dollars a year to prison contractors and service companies - this is not even understood by the victims themselves." Chris Hedges, American Psychosis, YouTube. #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
In The Two-Parent Privilege, Kearney repeats her and Levine's findings of a causal effect of 16 & Pregnant on teen birth rates, ignoring the critique by Jaeger et al. (https://www.nber.org/system/files/working_papers/w24856/w24856.pdf). Has this been resolved, or did it just end with her and Levine saying, "Nah, we were right"?
More strange high-level disappearances from China's 'Peoples' Republic where virulently anti-democratic totalitarianism has more 'private internal problems' to keep secret, yet again. "We will never know why this is happening." say Western commentators. Surprise, surprise. #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
New data show that about half of U.S. adults lived alone upon gray divorce, another one-third lived with others, and the remaining 14% lived with a new partner. Adults living with a new partner tended to exhibit the most advantaged sociodemographic profiles.
Read more: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36842065/
The 'natural owners' include PEPs - politically exposed persons - who comprise a significant proportion of clandestine possessors of the vast sums of assets escaping taxation at home. Unsurprisingly, such individuals, often in our own government, will wish to avoid any investigative procedures concerning tax evasion, allowing the system to persist secretly and unpunished. Voila! #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
Panama Papers: Informative ten-minute video (if you can put up with the clamorous voice) explaining how investors avoid taxation through a web of limited liability, invisible shareholders, subteranean trusts, holding companies, zigzagging international locations hosting banking privacy rules to confuse investigators and protect the identity of the 'natural owners'. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uLhh5GSxsQ&t=42s&ab_channel=HowMoneyWorks #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
My ERC project’s, Social Inequalities in the Risk and Aftermath of Miscarriage, recruitment has started! We are looking for a researcher interested in miscarriage/sexual and reproductive health to work on quantitative analysis of survey and administrative data. Application DL 13 Nov 2023. 3-year position with a possible extension until 31 Dec 2028. More info: https://heinivaisanen.com/2023/10/16/soc-misc-recruiting-for-a-researcher-position/
'Fatal Years: Child Mortality in Late Nineteenth-Century America' by Sam Preston & Mike Haines, one of the most influential books in history and the social sciences, is celebrated by a collection of new research articles edited by M. Dribe & D. Hacker in the journal Social Science History
@demography @sociology @economics @geography @politicalscience @anthropology @epiverse @socialscience #mortality #demography #history #histodons #child #children #USA #19thcentury
Because older generations tend to be more conservative than younger generations, it looks like people get more conservative with age.
This is, thankfully, untrue.
People get more progressive with age.
It's just that previous generations get a little left behind. The jump between generations is bigger than the progress that happens within people, giving the illusion that older people become more conservative.
Some good news for once. 😊
Cover image: sleeping whales.
Other things: #family #altcountry #americana #bebop #carribeanmusic #hardbop #folkmusic #jazz #jazzfusion #latinjazz #R&B #rnb #Rock #rnr #R&R #russianhistory #russianliterature #comedy #disasterfilms #seriousfilms #film #demography #ethnography #archeology #asianfood #politicalphilosophy #highfidelity #coffee #whiskey #darkbeer #aperitifs #jujugum #deescalation #comparativereligion #historyofreligion #ancestry #lettingpeoplealone #nature #aesthetics
New method to assess historical child mortality based on linking complete count census data reveals a significant negative relationship between wealth & child mortality 1850-80 everywhere in US, from Dave Hacker, Martin Dribe & Jonas Helgertz. Open access in Social Science History
@demography @geography @sociology @healthecon @socialscience @politicalscience @econhist @economics @epiverse #history #histodons #children #mortality #census #demography #demographiehistorique
Now in the form of a formal blog post and a little paper: "Partner prospects and the marriage promotion fallacy."
#marriage #familysociology #demography #paa
Paper now in a journal: "Rethinking marriage metabolism: The declining frequency of marital events in the United States." (My hope is that people will stop saying "retreat from marriage.")
Free view-only link: https://rdcu.be/dm6DV
@socarxiv preprint: https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/ut8bc
#Sociology #Demography #marriage
Remember that "...WEIRDest people in the world" paper?
Now #xPhi has one: Of "171 experimental philosophy studies [from] 2017 [to] 2023 [including one of mine] most ...tested only Western populations but generalized beyond them without justification."
Incentives may be part of the issue: "studies with broader conclusions ...had higher citation impact."
💥 WorldPop job alert 💥
Senior Research Fellow in image analysis and Artificial Intelligence: https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=2432023WR
- Develop & implement advanced algorithms & models to analyse & interpret images using AI.
- Extract meaningful data from time series satellite images to improve population estimation modelling
- Collaborate with WorldPop partners: UN agencies, GRID3, governments, tech companies & satellite imagery providers
🇸🇪 Martin Kolk, Linus Andersson, Emma Pettersson, Sven Drefahl; The Swedish Kinship Universe: A Demographic Account of the Number of Children, Parents, Siblings, Grandchildren, Grandparents, Aunts/Uncles, Nieces/Nephews, and Cousins Using National Population Registers. Demography 2023; 10955240. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00703370-10955240 #OpenAccess #OA #Journal #Research #Article #Demography #Sociology #Sweden #Swedish #Population #Family #Academia #Academic #Academics @sociology
I am trying to put together a list of journal rss feeds & make them available to follow here. I couldn't find a feed for the journal“Demography”, not sure if that's something that's not available for Duke University Press journals or I'm just missing something. Does anybody know? #Demography https://read.dukeupress.edu/demography
Divorce rates for Americans in their first marriages continue to fall https://www.bgsu.edu/ncfmr/resources/data/family-profiles/westrick-payne-first-divorce-rate-2021-fp-23-18.html #divorce #PopMastodon #Demography
📣 Calling all Census afficionados:
Here's your chance to help shape the 2030 Census!
The Census Bureau is requesting nominations of members representing stakeholder organizations, groups, interests, and viewpoints to the 2030 Census Advisory Committee.
Details and how to nominate (yourself or someone else):
Family Demography seminar syllabus https://familyinequality.wordpress.com/2023/08/24/family-demography-seminar-syllabus-2023/
#PopMastodon #demography #sociology
Tambets, K., Yunusbayev, B., Hudjashov, G. et al. Genes reveal traces of common recent demographic history for most of the Uralic-speaking populations. Genome Biol 19, 139 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13059-018-1522-1 #OpenAccess #OA #Article #Science #Demography #History #Language #Languages #Population #Genetics #PopulationGenetics #Genomics #Biology #Geography #Europe #Asia #Academia #Academic #Academics @science @biology
How many people will "get out of paying student loans by dying"? #Bloomberg on the case. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-08-07/us-will-have-to-write-off-billions-in-student-debt-due-to-deaths The analysis here applies death rates to the age of borrowers (in broad bins). But then they thought maybe former college students have half the average death rate, because of their privileges. I said, nah, I doubt their death rates are 25% lower than average. I guess I was on the record.
I'm self-learning a bit of #demography and wrote an #rstats blog on model life tables. Includes animations and a Shiny app http://freerangestats.info/blog/2023/08/06/model-life-tables
It’s DC-based and GS-12/13 with a pay of at least $94,199. Apps due 7/26 at usajobs.gov/job/736451500.
New paper w Aja Antoine-Jones, James Feigenbaum, Lauren Hoehn-Velasco, and Chris Muller
"Racial Inequality in the Prime of Life: Infectious Disease Mortality in U.S. Cities, 1906–1933"
tells us two new things about the staggering racial inequity in this era
What makes South Korea’s fertility rate decline more astonishing is the relatively short period in which it has occurred.
And now South Korea is the only country in the world to register a fertility rate of less than one child per woman, although others – Ukraine, China and Spain – are close.
📰 Out now - the 12th issue of our newsletter #ChangingPopulations to browse over lunch 🍜☕️🥪
Perhaps one of the ten most important charts for the rest of the 21st century.
Estimates and forecasts of net migration by continent, 1950-2100.
These forecasts seem far too rosy, given the climate shocks already baked in!
Source, UN Population Division: https://population.un.org/wpp/Download/SpecialAggregates
Exciting #preprint news! The Association of Population Centers has launched a new working paper series, hosted by SocArXiv. Papers welcome from any pop center affiliate. APC will vet them and post them directly to SocArXiv, with a cover page, DOI, paper number. Authors can add supporting materials, and upload new versions, and then we'll link them up to subsequent published version. More info, and to submit: https://www.popcenters.org/association-of-population-centers-arxiv-apca/.
#Demography #PopMastodon #OpenAccess
The 1850 Census of Georgia Slave Owners by Jack F. Cox
#georgia, #stateofgeorgia, #slaveowners, #slaveowners, #slaveholders, #slavemasters, #blackchattelslavery, #enslavement, #antiblackness, #antebellumsouth, #antebellumperiod, #census, #uscensus, #1850census, #demographics, #demography, #unitedstatesofamerika, #uscapitalism, #colonialism
typed transcription of handwritten original census records taken by the u.s. government.
Why has #demography seemingly grown so much?
Lots of journals have had radically escalated submissions as early-career research production has massively intensified and as some journals' author base becomes more international. But it seems like demography has grown disproportionately as a field.
If that's true (is it?), is it because...
(hypotheses in next posts; add your own)
Is Covid "like the flu"?
We asked how many years (pre-2020) it would take for flu & pneumonia cumulative death rates to equal 3 years of Covid
Answer: 17 years
In one state, Hawaii: Covid deaths were like recent (unusually high) flu deaths
Get a load of this map of how much of humanity is in your personal hemisphere. Kinda impressive how remote my abode, the United States, is compared to most other countries. Guess us Americans just get used to the idea of flying nearly-antipodal distances to reach most people. Hmm.
Unbelievably powerful graph that shocks you even if you already knew.
I remember when the NAS mortality report came out -- I was in grad school and assumed it was a huge deal, so it's fascinating to read how little actually came of it.
Julia Behrman has a new paper in @JMF showing no effect of the pandemic on ideal family size in the General Social Survey. This uses the panel component of the survey, so it's a within-subjects design. The implication is ideals don't change as fast as behavior, but there are unresolved issues (described by her), so more to come. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/share/X7EN7KWCT3VAB9YUZ3BA?target=10.1111/jomf.12905
#pandemicstudies #fertility #demography
Everyone who ever studied #demography has heard of model life tables of which the renowned ones are 'Coale-Demeny' life tables. Today I learned that there was a third coauthor of this seminal publication – Barbara Vaughan. Her role is explicitly stated in the Preface as apparently doing all the heavy-lifting dirty data job. Credit shouldn't be gendered!
If you’re negotiating an assistant professor job offer and are trying to develop a sense of the market range, I’m happy to share my own offer letters and some context about how the negotiations went. Email my work address if you want any such info.
Secrecy about pay hurts workers, so let’s be open.
US Census Bureau redefines meaning of 'urban' America
Tenure Track position at University of Toronto in our education school (OISE). Looks absolutely perfect for a sociologist who studies transitions into or out of higher education.
#Introduction I hope to understand why some individuals & populations live longer & healthier lives than others.
I like to bridge disciplines- I've trained in #demography, #economics & #epidemiology, & now sit in a Dept. of #sociology. I'm interested in incoroporating #biomarkers into social & population research, especially markers of #immunity #infection, & #microbiome.
Happy to be here!
@smach thank you for the position and for documenting your steps! More people will follow. For me, the point of no return was the attack on Fauci. And I too loved the #rstats #dataviz #demography #openScience and many more commuted there. I think I onboard several dozens of colleagues on Twitter and countless students. But now it's all past. The future/present is Mastodon. And today's blocking of Mastodon links is a clear sign of the list way for the baby boy billionaire.
Crises like pandemics make inequalities worse -- right?
Let Martin Eiermann and I tell you about a surprising exception -- and a puzzle that might turn on an unusual collision of viral and social histories.