Brian Wang and Nextbigfuture Cited by the Number One US Think Tank

The The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) was named the number one think tank in the United States as well as the defense and national security center of excellence for 2016-2018 by the University of Pennsylvania’s annual think tank report. The Global Go To Think Tank Index, from the Think Tanks and Civil …

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COVID Surging in Indonesia and Global Vaccination

Indonesia’s health ministry reported over 12000 weekly COVID cases last week but these are underreported infection rates. Health restrictions and travel bans are being ignored and COVID testing is underfunded. Indonesian COVID vaccination rates are below 5% and Indonesia is using the less effective Chinese COVID vaccine. It is expected that Indonesia is building up …

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Low Fertility Trap

In 2020, the number of expected babies per South Korean woman fell to 0.84 in 2020 which is down from the previous record low of 0.92 in 2019. The capital city Seoul has almost 20% of the population of South Korea. Seoul had the lowest birth rate of 0.64. The TFR (total Fertility rate) represents …

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Indonesia Could Justify Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor Development to Get a Nuclear Navy

In July, 2020, ThorCon and Indonesia’s Defense Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to study developing a 50 MW thorium molten salt reactor (TMSR) for either power generation or marine vehicle propulsion. Indonesia could justify additional costs for a modular molten salt nuclear reactor to get a nuclear navy. Nuclear reactors for a nuclear …

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We Can Stop All Future Potential Pandemics Before They Start

The Moderna COVID Vaccine was created on Jan 13, 2020. This was one month before the first recorded US COVID death. Ten months was mainly spent on trials and statistical proving how effective vaccine was effective. Experts were very certain that the potential vaccines would be safe. Clearly the effectiveness testing and verification should be …

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Bangladesh Matches India’s Per Capita GDP

In 2011, India’s per capita nominal GDP was nearly double (173%) of the per capita GDP of Bangladesh but now Bangladesh has caught up with India’s per capita nominal GDP. India’s purchasing power parity (PPP) GDP per capita of $6,284 is still above Bangladesh’s $5,139. Economists Shoumitro Chatterjee, Pennsylvania State University and Arvind Subramanian, Ashoka …

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Beating Coronavirus With Electronic Quarantines and Contact Tracing

Taiwan and South Korea have had abundant testing of Coronavirus. Taiwan started investigating in December of 2019. Taiwan used social media to monitor the initial reports of an unusual disease. They sent two doctors to investigate in December. Taiwan was monitoring while China’s leaders were still in denial. Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam and other Asian …

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Taiwan Reacted on Coronavirus Before China

The first news about a mysterious illness in Wuhan started emerging in December 2019. Taiwan and other Asian countries were impacted by SARS in 2003 acted first. Those countries had measures built and ready and had activation on hair-triggers. China went full Wuhan containment Jan 23 and became open an on alert Jan 20. China’s …

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