Box of Amazing: Long Covid  
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If you have COVID apathy, look away now. My ten recommendations are all COVID related this week as we start to project out a trajectory of what is life now. In the UK, cases, hospitalisations, and deaths are back on the rise. We're not near the peak death levels but cases are reaching all-time highs (because testing is happening now) and with a winter of discontent on the horizon, it's the time to make ourselves resilient across the Economy, Health, Education or Career. The WEF Future of Jobs is a long important report whether you are safe, looking or have your own business. 

There are roughly two months left to the end of this annus horribilis. And hopefully, and let's be realistic, we will be queuing for vaccines this time next year. 2021 can't come soon enough.

Stay sane, stay safe!

Onward! - Rahim

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My recommendations for this week


1. Long Covid Link
2. Economic consequences of Covid-19: A counterfactual multi-country analysis Link
3. These pre-existing conditions could triple your risk of dying from COVID-19 Link
4. No Protection From Pandemics Unless We Fix Our Food Systems Link
5. The Future of Jobs, Post-COVID Link
6. If you're pinning your hopes on a Covid vaccine, here's a dose of realism Link
7. COVID Has Caused Millions to Lose their Sense of Smell—One Writer’s Journey to a Scentless Life and Back Link
8. It’s Time to Talk About Covid-19 and Surfaces Again Link
9. The Tree That Could Help Stop the Pandemic Link
10. Post-COVID Education Link

My Tech Recommendations for this Week

1. The Building Blocks of Tech Link
2. The Google Case Link
3. Activists Turn Facial Recognition Tools Against the Police Link
4. Startups, It’s Time to Think Like Camels — Not Unicorns Link
5. Ex-Googler Meredith Whittaker on Political Power in Tech, the Flaws of ‘The Social Dilemma,’ and More Link
6. How the Awful Stuff Won Link
7. Gartner's Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2021 Link
8. Cloud gaming’s history of false starts and promising reboots Link
9. The Network: How a Secretive Phone Company Helped the Crime World Go Dark Link
10. Why ‘digital’ is no different when it comes to valuation Link
 
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