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Economist by training. Thoughts on tech policy, defense policy, & national security. Co-host of #BombshellWOTR podcast. Opinions mine. RTs not endorsements

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Seeing across my feeds these female police chiefs out in the streets tonight, no face masks, risking their own heal… https://t.co/6n4a1Aya5c
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5/30
2020
this is a terrific essay and everyone should read it https://t.co/6nWqq2JbUB @LorenRaeDeJ @cjchivers wait! they would *fix* printers for ISA?!!
5/29
2020
this thread made my heart ache as does every story like this. i try to read and honor each one and remember that th… https://t.co/aAiPc9AlCCcan i please join your Pentagon? i promise to provide a variety of jane austen quotes and will require all staff of… https://t.co/aT0IX0aQTO
5/28
2020
“I just don’t think Americans fully realize how terrorizing it is to black males when we are falsely suspected as v… https://t.co/xEdIXc0Zbk
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5/26
2020
This collects some of the most interested epidemiological studies on COVID-19 transmission. https://t.co/qVIGFfueba
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5/24
2020
worth zooming in on the names and brief descriptions https://t.co/awO7k4DRDHChildren are going hungry — it's time to increase food stamp benefits https://t.co/XrujYNuOXW
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5/23
2020
@DenisonBe oh he's one of the 2 people interviewed! https://t.co/4xw4meOqquso um, @JohnFPlumb is apparently offering submarine tips both to surviving quarantine and to reportersand apparently he drops many random submarine facts - esp as they relate to apples...for instance https://t.co/Sra3EtNujxhave you wondered with Mr. Radha does? Well that's Dr. Mr. Radha, snr engineer at RAND according to the NYT https://t.co/SCm1IpS1uj @jeffrubin2 @LorenRaeDeJ i feel truly delighted by this reaction!"It's not just support services or national authorities who have the opportunity to help victims of domestic abuse.… https://t.co/ZVP7c5b6Q8
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar Plumb @peradua_adastra @LorenRaeDeJ @charlie_simpson right back at you lady! thanks for all you do and for being you!
5/21
2020
Sound advice. I think this week @RadhaKIyengar answered a question I’ve had for a while: what’s a good book to read… https://t.co/WcH2YtOVlS
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar Plumb @ATG_CLC @charlie_simpson @LorenRaeDeJ so kind. thanks
5/20
2020
This week on #BombshellWOTR we talk about books to learn & i referenced the new textbooks by @JustinWolfers &… https://t.co/XQ0nNN6Lw6On the latest #BombshellWotR, a new reading list from your hosts: Books to Learn, Cope, and Escape. https://t.co/IoeRKVXRtQ
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5/19
2020
omg Jelly. i KNOW!! https://t.co/WfTnYRvUUr
5/18
2020
This is the shared experience of so many Americans right now. Oh the empathy of this woman, who would have been Pre… https://t.co/JoTbjoUk1E
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar PlumbDomestic-violence-related deaths make-up 30% of US murders. In Utah, it’s 44%. When a woman’s intimate partner has… https://t.co/9saUsBzA7P
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar PlumbMajority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission seems to come from small proportion of infections (e.g.https://t.co/xyWd29RzPohttps://t.co/E8Y62ONqC0
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5/17
2020
@LorenRaeDeJ just when i think i can't love you anymore @LorenRaeDeJ omg loren!
5/16
2020
finally. one of these i can relate to! and also the miss Stacy take is perfection https://t.co/fS3jXenFXf
5/15
2020
but these are ad hoc, written by experts, without a centralized, standardized source. Absent a change in public hea… https://t.co/C7E5D6ljmFas well as tactical advice (wear masks indoors, meetup outdoors, how to think about travel, etc) to help people pri… https://t.co/cbcz23s0Haand there are certainly ways/frameworks to think about this based on transmission modes of the most likely (surface… https://t.co/FxMRFkhqUethere's some lessons to be learned here - both in the context of communication on things like safer sex https://t.co/c4vkVmvr2N @KaurinShanks @MikeStucka yes totally agree (and good luck!) The post piece definitely represents a ridiculous atti… https://t.co/V2q0EL8D5Ci think this is a REALLY important piece - Public health communication has to be about risk mitigation, which comb… https://t.co/InlZW2ewE9 @MikeStucka @KaurinShanks I very much empathize with this sentiment BUT, please remember there are lots of groups f… https://t.co/5hsLkWJXzithough it's 10 cases w 2 having negative covid tests so hard to know quite what to think...so exceedingly rare but… https://t.co/9pNI59pC14 @gringa @LukeHartig @LorenRaeDeJ @k_m_jackson i feel like theres a wine related pun i just can't quite nail here
5/14
2020
@LorenRaeDeJ @LukeHartig but that really highlights the assumption you need a specific operational authority to exe… https://t.co/WDbOGIKfzZ @LorenRaeDeJ @LukeHartig i ask bc I fear there have been host of actions taken without clear underlying legal autho… https://t.co/OGJlvQcwvE @LorenRaeDeJ @LukeHartig i think based on this response you have 2 overlapping questions (1) what is the underlying… https://t.co/ZRTvkXMhdJ @brianfishman this is awesome @brianfishman -- also helpful to see the evolution of the detection and enforcement o… https://t.co/cnPrjgUFt9 @guyro this is great stuff @guyro and impressive and meaningful to see the trends in detection for context specific… https://t.co/QA5TaSe4GaToday we released our 5th Community Standards Enforcement Report, covering Oct 2019 - March 2020. https://t.co/VCz3BxLUb4 (1/7)
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5/13
2020
@emarvelous but what if you put fruit (i.e. syrup) and nuts (i.e. chocolate covered almonds)--then put it on a cone… https://t.co/mvbSawQeJk
5/12
2020
😍🐾 https://t.co/ZB6j6aMgle
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar PlumbOur website is on Twitter! Follow @covidexplained for updates!!
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar Plumbat the risk of seeming like I'm @ProfEmilyOster's publicist, this newsletter was v helpful. I've heard from friends… https://t.co/K609i8Y9lj
5/11
2020
i think we all need this story today. thanks @rcbregman for the research and story here https://t.co/phh1gqJDaQIf government officials and business leaders are serious about opening the economy, they need to get a lot more ser… https://t.co/hxLffMJxZx
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar Plumbhelpful thread on recent research on infection rate thresholds for herd immunity TL;DR- 1-models have strong assum… https://t.co/udQr0giH0J
5/10
2020
In these times of debate over what the state can control and why, reminder that it is often really about *whom* the… https://t.co/zPIoAUEXey
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar Plumb @jbordeaux yeah. rare but terrifying!last! super clear writing https://t.co/5VG4EUPq34would be great to have a similar explanation on therapeutics & how to think about the evidence there as some areas… https://t.co/oLzKLZcljithe immunity explainer is a reassuring reminder that people do seem to develop immunity and responsible in noting c… https://t.co/qDQSmpaor9I'm still unclear if this is homogeneous across children or if infants should be considered still at higher risk. i… https://t.co/AUtKt04Ut3there seems to be interesting work forthcoming on this insight (and the discussion makes me wish i understood biolo… https://t.co/So9bnLyOWCthe kids section is equally interesting and well done Tl;dr- https://t.co/UAWsi6ijFehow does this translate to other decisions: 1) can small groups convene w masks & lots of hand washing? or does pro… https://t.co/ZHXE80Uqzithe path of the virus explanation is top notch. tl;dr-worry about 1:1 contact & putting hands on your face to reduc… https://t.co/hhIVIogP5Xi had the chance to dig in on @ProfEmilyOster new project: https://t.co/lFbxBfcOp2 highly recommend reading and I'l… https://t.co/kG7fFAB4gBthis thread is amazing I'd also like to note for the record: crumbs fall downward bc of gravity. if you are not e… https://t.co/KUtKV5yQye
5/9
2020
As a black male who jogs in a mostly white suburb, the murder Ahmaud Arbrey hits close to home. I go great lengt… https://t.co/Y9pU5cQDPU
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar PlumbNow we know: 1) Most people who get #COVID19 produce antibodies. 2) From a separate study, most people who produc… https://t.co/Ql6D7e7fbh
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar Plumbfolks! @ProfEmilyOster (who you know from expecting better, cribsheet and a bunch of other stuff) has a site where… https://t.co/8spU1jXBkV
5/8
2020
@ahfdc turns out kids and desk jobs will really reset your baseline! @ahfdc you're doing great! I'm on the same train! decided to start a marathon training program for a future day whe… https://t.co/X317M98K0E @LorenRaeDeJ @RadhaKIyengar and @charlie_simpson are as smart and cool and lovely as I have long suspected. Thank… https://t.co/FEYlNDGDHn
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar PlumbThere is a dumb way to reopen, but also a desperate need to reopen. There are dumb risks we shouldn't take, but als… https://t.co/SWkEgliESU
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar PlumbMore than 90 vaccines are being developed against SARS-CoV-2 across the world. At least six groups have begun injec… https://t.co/cdWkWFxCAP
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5/7
2020
this https://t.co/scIDk0OqGkThe RAND Corp has come out w a brilliant tool for state and local governments to assess their COVID options. Defin… https://t.co/PynJktospm
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar Plumb @bencasselman @jimtankersley @NateSilver538 everything about this story is the perfect 2020 cocktail of depressing and delightfulRe: a forthright question from @EvansRyan202 about getting more women authors for @TXNatSecReview, @ProfLupton cite… https://t.co/IxMXMz3rK9
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar PlumbDC peeps! Finn is missing. If you see him don’t chase — he’s skittish— but contact the account below. Thanks! https://t.co/LMWnMhRRuO
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar PlumbEconomics undergraduate students are more gender-biased than those in other fields. The gap becomes larger with inc… https://t.co/6DE2mEPVYd
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5/6
2020
Wow. They really did publish a cubic fit with deaths heading to zero. Notice the visual trick here of trying overl… https://t.co/Dgq7n90yUC
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar Plumbyour regular reminder that I'm not a health researcher but my understanding is that this matters bc strands are pre… https://t.co/vWbvavnRiLthis is a handy discussing recent research on whether covid19 is mutating TL;DR- it's not clear this is evidence o… https://t.co/WHsklmT5KuMost people don't have an intuition for the way infectious diseases behave. That makes sense, we haven't had a lot… https://t.co/qnaNB3UiPu
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5/5
2020
interesting and useful https://t.co/SIQsrtn7cg
5/4
2020
this was a lovely thread and an even more lovely reminder of how much value we get from just being kind to each oth… https://t.co/wbs6ybZ0Lm
5/3
2020
My book is out in paperback May 5th! via ⁦@nytimesbooks⁩ Can buy here or ask your favorite local bookstore… https://t.co/ENlhgtxbQy
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar PlumbVery good example of how testing backlogs can skew what the curves look like. https://t.co/gO64NAxjue
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5/1
2020
read this thread. remind yourself that sexual assault and harassment happen at alarming rates in the military and t… https://t.co/j7hsJotwLx“Political officials with “fundamental misunderstandings” about the agency’s research pressured the bureau’s econom… https://t.co/BJCGHIHHQs
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar PlumbAnd domestic violence is up sharply. A new research report confirms this: 31 million additional cases of gender-bas… https://t.co/epA2FdMgag
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4/30
2020
@nytimesworld @kchangnyt They detected virus RNA, not viable virus. The concentration is around 3 virus RNA / m3.
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4/29
2020
Red dots represent fully loaded oil tanker ships "stranded" at sea due to no global demand for oil - approx cost pe… https://t.co/P7kntCOkpe
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar PlumbThe author of an article advocating for “chickenpox parties” to slow the spread of COVID-19 had submitted it to sev… https://t.co/L59g2hjiXD
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar Plumb @charlie_simpson I'm not a lawyee but seems like something between full liability and complete indemnity might make… https://t.co/6yXrZoEgjI @charlie_simpson a reasonable alternative would be regulation that helps define reasonable precautions https://t.co/Dx70AT3C6qBusinesses don’t want to be liable for Covid related deaths. That’s fair. There’s just too much uncertainty. But th… https://t.co/rdjFTWqyz3
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4/28
2020
@RadhaKIyengar @statnews is great and v accessible
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar PlumbI took a little COVID break in the newsletter today; now if only I could take one in my head. More viral stuff la… https://t.co/QJ1BMZWBdb
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar Plumb @ahfdc @ProfEmilyOster right. i LOVE the newsletter - it's SO useful and accessible (and most recently about teethi… https://t.co/AYTEfS6BpDI'm not a scientist or epidemiologist so i've just been hunting around for accessible information - happy to learn… https://t.co/4WjxZlHR4WAnd @RANDCorporation is pulling together helpful research on how to think about health and economic impact https://t.co/0EXHIlXQhbHealth Affairs blog has some interesting expert perspectives if you're looking for alternatives https://t.co/OtT0QRZVFzif you're looking for deeper dives - @NEJM has made their COVID content freely available and you can read the scien… https://t.co/1NtPKb113g @ProfEmilyOster is doing great work pulling together a regular newsletter on evidence for pregnancy and early child… https://t.co/C7y1rEmQoh
4/27
2020

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