Duncan Davidson
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Danziger Straße in Berlin

🚶‍♂️ 5km a day. Even during the short winter days, it’s my daily target to get out and walk 5km. If I can do that, not only have I done something good for my body, but my brain seems to be in better shape too – especially if I can manage to get out and walk before the sun goes down between 3 and 4 in the afternoon.

🌍 The ClimateAction.Tech community is organizing on TEDxClimateActionTech on December 16th to focus on actionable solutions to the climate crisis. I had a chance to talk with all the speakers a week ago, and I’m really looking forward to hearing them speak.

💉 The UK is going to experiment with mixing and matching vaccines. "Viral-based vaccines such as the Oxford jab, which is based on a chimp common cold virus, give a much greater cellular response… The mRNA vaccines, like Pfizer’s, tend to generate a bigger antibody response. So the idea is to combine them, in whichever order, to help the immune system respond more powerfully to Sars-CoV2.” It’s really amazing that we’ve got not just one or two, but three workable vaccines in less than a year.

🐘 What’s the future of the Republican Party? The Economist looks at Trump’s continued grip on the Republican Party and what we might be in store for in the next four years and why prominent party members have remained so quiet on his ludicrous post-election claims.