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We’ve trained our curation system, which rests on a mix of algorithmic and human curation, on the coronavirus crisis. Like with our 60+ regular topics, our approach allows us to track and flag the best new content while filtering out the rubbish.

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With the almost deafening media cacophony - social and otherwise - around COVID-19, it’s hard to keep track of the most meaningful and useful new contributions. Our regular reading digest - delivered straight to your inbox - makes it easy.


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Nota Bene

For the coming weeks we intend to publish several editions a week. We may adjust the frequency depending on the amount of good materials published over time.

Our editorial selection will have a greater focus on the political, economic and social implications of the coronavirus crisis. While public health is fair game, we will typically not include highly technical medical research.

Last but not least

If you haven’t already, please check out our large and growing range of intellectual wares - our curated and customisable syllabi - on the-syllabus.com.

And for our browsable and searchable archive of COVID-19 material.

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