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Kurzgesagt is my favourite YouTube channel for a reason.

It is a great source for getting useful knowledge in the form of videos, which are also fun to watch.

Now a great video about the coronavirus:

They have a lot of watch-worthy videos, on very diverse interesting subjects.

Research conducted on 1391 children treated at the Wuhan Childrenโ€™s Hospital, the only center assigned for treating infected children under 16 years of age in Wuhan.

Some of the findings:
- A total of 171 (12.3%) were confirmed to have SARS-CoV-2 infection
- Fever was present in 41.5% of the children at any time during the illness.
- A total of 27 patients (15.8%) did not have any symptoms of infection or radiologic features of pneumonia.

Interessant: Hoogleraar Koreaanse geschiedenis Remco Breuker over de context van de aanpak van de coronacrisis in Zuid-Korea:

""Het vertrouwen van de Zuid-Koreanen in wetenschappers en medici is vele malen hoger dan in hun politici."


Ondertussen is het wel duidelijk dat je thuis moet blijven toch? Doe dat dan ook. Hou je afspraken digitaal, zodat het coronavirus zich minder snel verspreidt en niet alle kwetsbare mensen tegelijk naar het ziekenhuis moeten. Anders raakt het daar vol en gaat een deel van die mensen dood.

Dat kun jij dus voorkomen.
Door thuis te blijven.

Hoi! Zaterdagnacht slaap ik met de Sheltersuit Foundation op de Oude Markt in Enschede.

Daarvoor wil ik genoeg geld ophalen om รฉรฉn Sheltersuit te doneren voor een dakloze. Ik zou dankbaar zijn als je me daarbij wilt helpen :-)

Bekijk mijn actiepagina hier:

Naast dat ze concreet mensen helpen, maken ze ook het probleem van dakloosheid zichtbaar, en delen ze de persoonlijke verhalen van daklozen.

Sheltersuit: weer een reden om te zijn!

Symposium :utwente: :
Climate change calls for action
-Resilience and adaptation to unprecedented extremes-

For those who are also interested in learning about climate change, there is a livestream of the event I'm attending today:


:utoday: UToday interview with Tatiana Filatova:

Amazing essay:
Nolen Gertz on Nihilism.

"As the idealist focuses more and more on how reality ought to be, the idealist becomes less and less concerned with how reality is. The utopian views of the idealist may be more compelling than the dystopian views of the cynic, but dystopian views are at least focused on this world, whereas utopian views are, by definition, focused on a world that does not exist."

Last week, I was attending a fascinating lecture about India, titled: "India, an invisble country".

The speaker is Fons Stoelinga, the Dutch ambassador to India from 2012-2018.

He says that the challenges India faces are unprecedented, and he easily grabbed my attention for 1,5 hours.

He talks about culture, politics, Hindu-nationalism and the justice system.

Please share what you think!

The video can be found online:


Alice and Eve was a fascinating event, celebrating the accomplishments of women in computer science.

In the attached pictures you see some of the insights two speakers, whose topics where specifically about gender-related differences.

I think this might resonate with some of the Fediverse developers?

Looking forward to the program of today:
Alice and Eve: A celebration of Women in Computing

Some amazing researchers of the University of Twente have organised the event together. Thanks Marieke Huisman, Marielle Stoelinga, Sophie Lathouwers and Alma Schaafstal!

See the full program at

Great New York Times article by Nicholas Kristof:

This Has Been the Best Year Ever

With one of the insights, about fears of overpopulation:
"They donโ€™t realize that when parents are confident that their children will survive, and have access to birth control, they have fewer children."

Wat een prachtig artikel over de Parents Circle Families Forum in Israรซl en Palestina. Daar wordt je wel even stil van. Maar voor mensen met zo'n doorzettingsvermogen als Bassam Aramin en Rami Elhanan heb ik heel veel respect.

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