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Fate is the endless chain of causation, whereby things are; the reason or formula by which the world goes on.

Zeno of Citium

COVID-19: Current Worldwide Status

Worldwide Confirmed Cases

Worldwide Confirmed Deaths

Worldwide Case Fatality Rate

Worldwide Doubling Time

Worldwide Crude Confirmed Case Rate + Worldwide Crude Fatality Rate

Worldwide case fatality rate is at 4.27. Worldwide doubling time for the last nine days is at 40 days. Worldwide confirmed cases and worldwide confirmed deaths continue to rise. The spread of COVID-19 continues.

Data Sources: Our World In Data. COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Worldometer.

SOCIAL MOOD: Hostile and Divided

United States

Source: AustinZone Live Daily Briefing (protests and riots) 07/16/2020.


Source: Anti-govt. protests sparked by coronavirus curfew to continue in Belgrade.


Source: LIVE: Anti-government protests continue in Bulgarian capital of Sofia.


Source: LIVE: Unauthorised protest against constitutional amendments takes place in Moscow.


Source: Belarus cracks down on protests over candidates’ election exclusion.


Source: Near riots in Israel amid anti-Netanyahu protests.


Source: French protesters clash with police on Bastille Day.


Source: Calls for calm as Mali gov’t criticised for response to protests.

HEALTH: Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai on Health and Immunity

Source: MIT PhD Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai Explains the Reality of the Modern Immune System.

Source: Dr. SHIVA LIVE: The Immune System – Your Body’s OPERATING SYSTEM (O/S).

Source: Dr. SHIVA LIVE: Boosting Immunity w Glutathione – Nature’s Incredible Anti-Oxidant.

Source: Dr. SHIVA LIVE: The Power of COPPER to Kill Virus, Bacteria, on Contact. Molecular Systems Analysis.

Source: Dr. SHIVA LIVE: “Loneliness is a Molecule”: Social Distancing vs. Social Connection. Systems Approach.

Source: Dr. SHIVA LIVE: The Power of Turmeric – Curcumin – to Boost Immunity. A Molecular Systems Analysis.

PRIVACY: EU – US Data Sharing Privacy Shield Ruled Invalid

Source: Privacy Shield – European court declares the EU-US data sharing agreement invalid.

Source: Privacy Shield – The Privacy Shield is not a document lying in a drawer. It’s a living arrangement.

Source: Patrick Breyer asks the European Commission about mass surveillance in the USA.

BOOK: The Fourth Turning

The Fourth Turning is a Crisis. Old Artists die, Prophets enter elderhood, Nomads enter midlife, Heroes enter young adulthood—and a new generation of child Artists is born. This is an era in which America’s institutional life is torn down and rebuilt from the ground up—always in response to a perceived threat to the nation’s very survival. Civic authority revives, cultural expression finds a community purpose, and people begin to locate themselves as members of a larger group. In every instance, Fourth Turnings have eventually become new “founding moments” in America’s history, refreshing and redefining the national identity. America’s most recent Fourth Turning began with the stock market crash of 1929 and climaxed with World War II. The generation that came of age during this Fourth Turning was the Hero archetype G.I. Generation (born 1901 to 1924), whose collective spirit and can-do optimism epitomized the mood of the era. Today’s Hero archetype youth, the Millennial Generation (born 1982 to 2004) show many traits similar to those of the G.I. youth, including rising civic engagement, improving behavior, and collective confidence… In Parsons’ terms, a Fourth Turning is an era in which the availability of social order is low, but the demand for such order is high. Examples of earlier Fourth Turnings include the Civil War in the 1860s and the American Revolution in the 1770s—both periods of momentous crisis, when the identity of the nation hung in the balance.

Excerpt From: The Four Turnings.

Source: The Fourth Turning – How this crisis was predicted 30 years ago.

PANDEMICS: Digital Innovation to Fight Pandemics

Source: How digital innovation can fight pandemics and strengthen democracy.

ECONOMY: Outlook

Source: The World Economic Outlook in the Times of COVID-19.

Source: Regional Economic Outlook Update: Key Challenges Ahead and the Way toward Recovery.

Source: COVID-19 and Latin America’s Economy: IMF Western Hemisphere Director Alejandro Werner.

POLITICS: The Police State

Source: How to End the Police State.

Source: Police – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Source: What does community control of police look like?

Source: Busting copaganda: the truth behind police “taking a knee” & “joining protests”.

Source: US police state faces revolt as Trump expands it at home and abroad.

HISTORY: 1177 B.C. – When Civilization Collapsed

Source: 1177 B.C. – When Civilization Collapsed | Eric Cline.

Source: 1177 B.C. – The Year Civilization Collapsed (Eric Cline, PhD).

Curated by Mario Daurte.
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