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Tuesday assorted links

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1. UAE announces emergency approval use for vaccine. 2. Doubts about the duration of protective immunity. 3. You people are so embarrassing.  But apparently not embarrassed. 4. John Cochrane on Fintech. 5. The Sturgis Bike Rally paper does seem quite wrong, and perhaps the authors and the NBER should withdraw it? 6. Harold Morowitz and Carl Sagan on life in the clouds of Venus, 1967. 7. “Our model predicts that moderately efficacious masks that reduce transmission risk by 50% will lower exposure viral load 10-fold among people who do get infected, potentially limiting infection severity.”  Link here. The post Tuesday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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Tyler Cowen writes Wednesday assorted links

1. UAE announces emergency approval use for vaccine.

2. Doubts about the duration of protective immunity.

3. You people are so embarrassing.  But apparently not embarrassed.

4. John Cochrane on Fintech.

5. The Sturgis Bike Rally paper does seem quite wrong, and perhaps the authors and the NBER should withdraw it?

6. Harold Morowitz and Carl Sagan on life in the clouds of Venus, 1967.

7. “Our model predicts that moderately efficacious masks that reduce transmission risk by 50% will lower exposure viral load 10-fold among people who do get infected, potentially limiting infection severity.”  Link here.

The post Tuesday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

Tyler Cowen
Tyler Cowen is an American economist, academic, and writer. He occupies the Holbert C. Harris Chair of economics as a professor at George Mason University and is co-author, with Alex Tabarrok, of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution. Cowen and Tabarrok have also ventured into online education by starting Marginal Revolution University. He currently writes the "Economic Scene" column for the New York Times, and he also writes for such publications as The New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Newsweek, and the Wilson Quarterly.

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