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Tuesday assorted links

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1. New data on YouTube consumption. 2. New Canadian paper: “…for most parameter values, the optimal policy is to adopt an initial shutdown level which reduces the reproduction number of the epidemic to close to 1. This level is then reduced once a vaccination program is underway.” 3. More on Deep Mind and protein structures.  And off-label drug uses, to an extreme. 4. Steve McQueen’s Lovers Rock is one of the very best movies of this year; search Amazon Prime for “Small Axe,” select episode two.  Short too. 5. Cecilia Rouse on debt cancellation. 6. Covid-19 in America detected as early as Dec.13-16 2019?  See here for good criticisms, still an open question. 7. Update on FDA vaccine review.  And new information on the EU review schedule. The post Tuesday assorted links appeared first on

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1. New data on YouTube consumption.

2. New Canadian paper: “…for most parameter values, the optimal policy is to adopt an initial shutdown level which reduces the reproduction number of the epidemic to close to 1. This level is then reduced once a vaccination program is underway.”

3. More on Deep Mind and protein structures.  And off-label drug uses, to an extreme.

4. Steve McQueen’s Lovers Rock is one of the very best movies of this year; search Amazon Prime for “Small Axe,” select episode two.  Short too.

5. Cecilia Rouse on debt cancellation.

6. Covid-19 in America detected as early as Dec.13-16 2019?  See here for good criticisms, still an open question.

7. Update on FDA vaccine review.  And new information on the EU review schedule.

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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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