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Biosecurity

Core TagLast edit: 21 Jul 2022 1:13 UTC by Lizka

Biosecurity covers the procedures, practices and other measures used to manage risks from biological agents (e.g. viruses, bacteria) or their products (e.g. toxins).

Terminology

The term “biosecurity” has different meanings in different contexts. As a few examples:

Further reading

Alexanian, Tessa (2021) A biosecurity and biorisk reading+ list, Effective Altruism Forum, March 13 (updated 16 March 2021).

Zabel, Claire (2017) Biosecurity as an EA cause area, Effective Altruism, August 13.

Related entries

biosurveillance | COVID-19 pandemic | existential risk | global catastrophic biological risk | Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security | life sciences research | Nucleic Acid Observatory | Nuclear Threat Initiative | terrorism | weapons of mass destruction

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    Open Philanthropy (2014) Biosecurity, Open Philanthropy, January.

A Biose­cu­rity and Biorisk Read­ing+ List

Tessa14 Mar 2021 2:30 UTC
107 points
13 comments11 min readEA link

Con­crete Biose­cu­rity Pro­jects (some of which could be big)

ASB11 Jan 2022 3:46 UTC
348 points
72 comments5 min readEA link

The Germy Para­dox: An Introduction

eukaryote24 Sep 2019 5:18 UTC
48 points
4 comments3 min readEA link
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

Next Gen­er­a­tion Biose­cu­rity—Sum­mary of Course by Univer­sity of Bath

Madhav Malhotra19 Apr 2022 16:14 UTC
11 points
0 comments9 min readEA link

Biose­cu­rity needs en­g­ineers and ma­te­ri­als scientists

Will Bradshaw16 Dec 2021 11:37 UTC
136 points
11 comments3 min readEA link

Coun­ter­mea­sures & sub­sti­tu­tion effects in biosecurity

ASB16 Dec 2021 21:40 UTC
73 points
6 comments3 min readEA link

Kevin Esvelt: Miti­gat­ing catas­trophic biorisks

EA Global3 Sep 2020 18:11 UTC
31 points
0 comments24 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Pro­ject Ideas in Biose­cu­rity for EAs

Davidmanheim16 Feb 2021 21:01 UTC
98 points
20 comments7 min readEA link

A Frame­work for Tech­ni­cal Progress on Biosecurity

kyle_fish3 Nov 2021 10:57 UTC
63 points
0 comments8 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing Alvea—An EA COVID Vac­cine Project

kyle_fish16 Feb 2022 13:50 UTC
365 points
25 comments2 min readEA link

The Germy Para­dox – The empty sky: How close did we get to BW us­age?

eukaryote27 Sep 2019 3:56 UTC
22 points
5 comments6 min readEA link
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

Marc Lip­sitch: Prevent­ing catas­trophic risks by miti­gat­ing sub­catas­trophic ones

EA Global2 Jun 2017 8:48 UTC
8 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Non-phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­ter­ven­tions in pan­demic pre­pared­ness and response

James Smith8 Apr 2021 14:13 UTC
50 points
16 comments12 min readEA link

Us­ing Ex­port Con­trols to Re­duce Biorisk

catehall23 Dec 2021 0:59 UTC
38 points
2 comments4 min readEA link

Bioinfohazards

Fin17 Sep 2019 2:41 UTC
85 points
10 comments18 min readEA link

Talk­ing With a Biose­cu­rity Pro­fes­sional (Quick Notes)

AllAmericanBreakfast10 Apr 2021 4:23 UTC
38 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

Maybe An­tivirals aren’t a Use­ful Pri­or­ity for Pan­demics?

Davidmanheim20 Jun 2021 10:04 UTC
40 points
19 comments4 min readEA link

Will splashy philan­thropy cause the biose­cu­rity field to fo­cus on the wrong risks?

Tessa30 Apr 2019 16:03 UTC
45 points
10 comments2 min readEA link
(thebulletin.org)

A be­gin­ner data sci­en­tist tries her hand at biosecurity

ElizabethE23 Oct 2020 15:20 UTC
34 points
2 comments3 min readEA link

The Web of Prevention

Will Bradshaw5 Feb 2020 4:51 UTC
27 points
7 comments3 min readEA link

Ret­ro­spec­tive on Cat­a­lyst, a 100-per­son biose­cu­rity summit

Tessa26 May 2021 13:10 UTC
65 points
11 comments21 min readEA link

Po­ten­tial High-Lev­er­age and In­ex­pen­sive Miti­ga­tions (which are still fea­si­ble) for Pandemics

Davidmanheim4 Mar 2020 17:06 UTC
44 points
10 comments2 min readEA link

Pardis Sa­beti on the Sen­tinel sys­tem for de­tect­ing and stop­ping pandemics

80000_Hours29 Jul 2021 16:36 UTC
11 points
0 comments101 min readEA link

Carl Shul­man — En­vi­sion­ing a world im­mune to global catas­trophic biolog­i­cal risks

Pablo15 Oct 2020 13:19 UTC
40 points
0 comments6 min readEA link
(reflectivedisequilibrium.blogspot.com)

The pan­demic threat of DEEP VZN—notes on a pod­cast with Kevin Esvelt

Kei11 Apr 2022 11:52 UTC
36 points
1 comment17 min readEA link

Re­quest for pro­pos­als: Help Open Philan­thropy quan­tify biolog­i­cal risk

djbinder12 May 2022 21:28 UTC
124 points
6 comments7 min readEA link

[Question] How has biose­cu­rity/​pan­demic pre­pared­ness philan­thropy helped with coro­n­avirus, and how might it help with similar fu­ture situ­a­tions?

vipulnaik13 Mar 2020 18:50 UTC
103 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] Are there his­tor­i­cal ex­am­ples of ex­cess panic dur­ing pan­demics kil­ling a lot of peo­ple?

Linch27 May 2020 17:00 UTC
28 points
15 comments1 min readEA link

Notes on “Bioter­ror and Biowar­fare” (2006)

MichaelA1 Mar 2021 9:42 UTC
24 points
6 comments4 min readEA link

An­drew Sny­der Beat­tie: Biotech­nol­ogy and ex­is­ten­tial risk

EA Global3 Nov 2017 7:43 UTC
10 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Biotech­nol­ogy and biosecurity

EA Handbook1 Sep 2008 7:00 UTC
10 points
0 comments4 min readEA link

Guard­ing Against Pandemics

Guarding Against Pandemics18 Sep 2021 11:15 UTC
72 points
17 comments4 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing the Nu­cleic Acid Ob­ser­va­tory pro­ject for early de­tec­tion of catas­trophic biothreats

Will Bradshaw29 Apr 2022 19:30 UTC
204 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

New ideas for miti­gat­ing biotech­nol­ogy mi­suse

jbs11 Jul 2022 16:26 UTC
74 points
7 comments5 min readEA link

List of Lists of Con­crete Biose­cu­rity Pro­ject Ideas

Tessa16 Jul 2022 15:57 UTC
172 points
3 comments7 min readEA link

In­for­ma­tion se­cu­rity ca­reers for GCR reduction

ClaireZabel20 Jun 2019 23:56 UTC
185 points
34 comments8 min readEA link

Coron­avirus and long term policy [UK fo­cus]

weeatquince5 Apr 2020 8:29 UTC
52 points
3 comments17 min readEA link

Crit­i­cal Re­view of ‘The Precipice’: A Re­assess­ment of the Risks of AI and Pandemics

Fods1211 May 2020 11:11 UTC
92 points
32 comments26 min readEA link

Database of ex­is­ten­tial risk estimates

MichaelA15 Apr 2020 12:43 UTC
114 points
36 comments5 min readEA link

[Question] Biggest Biose­cu­rity Threat? An­tibiotic Resistance

talk2sarahw18 Feb 2020 20:33 UTC
5 points
10 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] How would you ad­vise some­one de­cide be­tween differ­ent biose­cu­rity in­ter­ven­tions?

DonyChristie30 Mar 2020 17:05 UTC
15 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

An­tibiotic re­sis­tance and meat: why we should be care­ful in as­sign­ing blame

C Tilli17 Jun 2020 8:00 UTC
70 points
15 comments4 min readEA link

[Question] What coro­n­avirus policy failures are you wor­ried about?

Will Bradshaw19 Jun 2020 20:32 UTC
19 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

The Nu­clear Threat Ini­ti­a­tive is not only nu­clear—notes from a call with NTI

Sanjay26 Jun 2020 17:29 UTC
29 points
2 comments6 min readEA link

David Man­heim: A Per­sonal (In­terim) COVID-19 Postmortem

Linch1 Jul 2020 6:05 UTC
32 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.lesswrong.com)

Good policy ideas that won’t hap­pen (yet)

Niel_Bowerman11 Sep 2014 12:29 UTC
28 points
8 commentsEA link

The Germy Para­dox—Filters: Hard and soft skills

eukaryote3 Oct 2019 1:28 UTC
20 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

What is the like­li­hood that civ­i­liza­tional col­lapse would di­rectly lead to hu­man ex­tinc­tion (within decades)?

Luisa_Rodriguez24 Dec 2020 22:10 UTC
276 points
35 comments50 min readEA link

Biose­cu­rity as an EA Cause Area

EA Global13 Aug 2017 7:00 UTC
8 points
0 comments16 min readEA link

Some global catas­trophic risk estimates

Tamay10 Feb 2021 19:32 UTC
105 points
14 comments1 min readEA link

Claire Za­bel: Open Philan­thropy Pro­ject up­date on biosecurity

EA Global8 Jun 2018 7:15 UTC
8 points
0 comments14 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Amesh Adalja: Pan­demic pathogens

EA Global8 Jun 2018 7:15 UTC
9 points
1 comment20 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Assess­ing global catas­trophic biolog­i­cal risks (Crys­tal Wat­son)

EA Global8 Jun 2018 7:15 UTC
8 points
0 comments9 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

The Germy Para­dox – The empty sky: A his­tory of state biolog­i­cal weapons programs

eukaryote24 Sep 2019 5:26 UTC
24 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

The Germy Para­dox – Filters: A taboo

eukaryote19 Oct 2019 0:14 UTC
17 points
2 comments9 min readEA link
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

Jaime Yas­sif: Re­duc­ing global catas­trophic biolog­i­cal risks

EA Global25 Oct 2020 5:48 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Tara Kirk Sell: Biose­cu­rity ca­reer story

EA Global25 Oct 2020 6:56 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Ge­orge Church, Kevin Esvelt, & Nathan Labenz: Open un­til dan­ger­ous — gene drive and the case for re­form­ing research

EA Global2 Jun 2017 8:48 UTC
7 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Case stud­ies of self-gov­er­nance to re­duce tech­nol­ogy risk

jia6 Apr 2021 8:49 UTC
50 points
6 comments7 min readEA link

EAGxVir­tual 2020 light­ning talks

EA Global25 Jan 2021 15:32 UTC
13 points
1 comment33 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Tessa Alex­a­nian: How biol­ogy has changed

EA Global8 Jun 2018 23:46 UTC
8 points
0 comments7 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Claire Za­bel: Biose­cu­rity as an EA cause area

EA Global11 Aug 2017 15:31 UTC
6 points
0 comments16 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Mar­ket de­sign to ac­cel­er­ate COVID-19 vac­cine supply

VictorSintNicolaas8 May 2021 9:18 UTC
6 points
0 comments6 min readEA link

Long-Term Fu­ture Fund: May 2021 grant recommendations

abergal27 May 2021 6:44 UTC
110 points
17 comments57 min readEA link

[Question] How well did EA-funded biorisk or­gani­sa­tions do on Covid?

John G. Halstead2 Jun 2021 17:25 UTC
101 points
51 comments1 min readEA link

COVID: How did we do? How can we know?

Ghost_of_Li_Wenliang30 Jun 2021 12:29 UTC
173 points
48 comments9 min readEA link

[Question] Which non-EA-funded or­gani­sa­tions did well on Covid?

RyanCarey8 Jun 2021 14:19 UTC
39 points
16 comments1 min readEA link

AMA: The new Open Philan­thropy Tech­nol­ogy Policy Fellowship

lukeprog26 Jul 2021 15:11 UTC
38 points
16 comments1 min readEA link

Ap­ply to the new Open Philan­thropy Tech­nol­ogy Policy Fel­low­ship!

lukeprog20 Jul 2021 18:41 UTC
78 points
7 comments5 min readEA link

Eng­ineer­ing the Apoca­lypse: Rob Reid and Sam Har­ris on en­g­ineered pan­demics (tran­script)

Aaron Gertler6 Aug 2021 3:31 UTC
32 points
1 comment120 min readEA link

Does se­quence obfus­ca­tion pre­sent a bio-threat? Prob­a­bly not (yet)

Ben Stewart3 Sep 2021 9:33 UTC
13 points
0 comments4 min readEA link

Peo­ple in bunkers, “sar­dines” and why biorisks may be over­rated as a global priority

Evan R. Murphy23 Oct 2021 0:19 UTC
21 points
6 comments3 min readEA link

New EU Author­ity for Pan­demic Preparedness

Yassin Alaya17 Nov 2021 20:57 UTC
18 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

EA megapro­jects continued

mariushobbhahn3 Dec 2021 10:33 UTC
174 points
47 comments7 min readEA link

AMA: Joan Rohlfing, Pres­i­dent and COO of the Nu­clear Threat Initiative

Joan Rohlfing6 Dec 2021 20:58 UTC
74 points
37 comments1 min readEA link

In­creased Availa­bil­ity and Willing­ness for De­ploy­ment of Re­sources for Effec­tive Altru­ism and Long-Termism

Evan_Gaensbauer29 Dec 2021 20:20 UTC
45 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

Emerg­ing Tech­nolo­gies: More to explore

EA Handbook1 Jan 2021 11:06 UTC
4 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

Ac­tion: Help ex­pand fund­ing for AI Safety by co­or­di­nat­ing on NSF response

Evan R. Murphy20 Jan 2022 20:48 UTC
20 points
7 comments3 min readEA link

Soft­ware en­g­ineer­ing—Ca­reer review

Benjamin Hilton8 Feb 2022 6:11 UTC
92 points
19 comments8 min readEA link
(80000hours.org)

[PSA] Threat of fu­ture pan­demics from DEEP VZN

Likith Govindaiah3 Mar 2022 14:54 UTC
23 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

Par­ti­ci­pate in the Next Gen­er­a­tion for Biose­cu­rity Competition

jtm10 Mar 2022 14:49 UTC
61 points
3 comments3 min readEA link

NPR’s Indi­ca­tor on WHO fund­ing and pan­demic preparedness

BrownHairedEevee19 Mar 2022 1:37 UTC
14 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.npr.org)

[Question] What EAG ses­sions would you like to at­tend on biorisk?

Nathan Young20 Mar 2022 17:13 UTC
5 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Free to at­tend: Cam­bridge Con­fer­ence on Catas­trophic Risk (19-21 April)

HaydnBelfield21 Mar 2022 13:23 UTC
19 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Early-warn­ing Fore­cast­ing Cen­ter: What it is, and why it’d be cool

Linch14 Mar 2022 19:20 UTC
53 points
6 comments11 min readEA link

[Question] What biose­cu­rity en­g­ineer­ing ideas did you dis­cuss at the EAG Lon­don speed meet­ing and dis­cus­sion?

freedomandutility17 Apr 2022 11:05 UTC
8 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

Stop scold­ing peo­ple for wor­ry­ing about mon­key­pox (Vox ar­ti­cle)

Lizka31 May 2022 8:37 UTC
39 points
4 comments1 min readEA link
(www.vox.com)

UVC air puri­fier de­sign and test­ing strategy

AllAmericanBreakfast1 Jun 2022 5:35 UTC
22 points
5 comments4 min readEA link

[Link] GCRI’s Seth Baum re­views The Precipice

Aryeh Englander6 Jun 2022 19:33 UTC
21 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

New US Se­nate Bill on X-Risk Miti­ga­tion [Linkpost]

Evan R. Murphy4 Jul 2022 1:28 UTC
29 points
13 comments1 min readEA link
(www.hsgac.senate.gov)

Notes on Apollo re­port on biodefense

Linch23 Jul 2022 23:49 UTC
52 points
1 comment14 min readEA link
(biodefensecommission.org)

An­tiviral pho­to­dy­namic ther­apy seems underfunded

freedomandutility31 Jul 2022 15:55 UTC
10 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

Longter­mists Should Work on AI—There is No “AI Neu­tral” Sce­nario

simeon_c7 Aug 2022 16:43 UTC
35 points
59 comments6 min readEA link

Prevent­ing pan­demics by not hunt­ing and farm­ing animals

Nicolas_Feil30 Apr 2020 13:31 UTC
10 points
7 comments3 min readEA link

Call notes with Johns Hop­kins CHS

Sanjay20 May 2020 22:25 UTC
31 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

We’re (sur­pris­ingly) more pos­i­tive about tack­ling bio risks: out­comes of a survey

Sanjay25 Aug 2020 9:14 UTC
55 points
5 comments11 min readEA link

No More Pan­demics: a grass­roots group?

Sanjay2 Oct 2020 20:40 UTC
66 points
22 comments12 min readEA link

N-95 For All: A Covid-19 Policy Proposal

DannyBressler28 Oct 2020 6:43 UTC
21 points
9 comments15 min readEA link

4 Years Later: Pres­i­dent Trump and Global Catas­trophic Risk

HaydnBelfield25 Oct 2020 16:28 UTC
23 points
9 comments9 min readEA link

[Question] What would a task­force de­signed to min­imise biorisk look like?

Jordan_Warner1 Nov 2020 12:08 UTC
6 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Pan­demic Risk: How Large are the Ex­pected Losses? Fan, Jami­son, & Sum­mers (2018)

anonymous_ea21 Nov 2018 15:58 UTC
22 points
8 commentsEA link
(dcp-3.org)

Cen­tre for the Study of Ex­is­ten­tial Risk Four Month Re­port June—Septem­ber 2020

HaydnBelfield2 Dec 2020 18:33 UTC
24 points
0 comments18 min readEA link

The Next Pan­demic Could Be Worse, What Can We Do? (A Hap­pier World video)

Jeroen_W21 Dec 2020 21:07 UTC
34 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

Le­gal Pri­ori­ties Re­search: A Re­search Agenda

jonasschuett6 Jan 2021 21:47 UTC
58 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

13 Re­cent Publi­ca­tions on Ex­is­ten­tial Risk (Jan 2021 up­date)

HaydnBelfield8 Feb 2021 12:42 UTC
7 points
2 comments10 min readEA link

Daniel Gast­friend: Man­u­fac­tur­ing med­i­cal coun­ter­mea­sures against catas­trophic biothreats

EA Global10 Feb 2020 15:35 UTC
24 points
0 comments13 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

How to PhD

eca28 Mar 2021 19:56 UTC
100 points
28 comments11 min readEA link

Work­ing in Congress (Part #1): Back­ground and some EA cause area analysis

Locke_USA11 Apr 2021 18:24 UTC
87 points
3 comments35 min readEA link

Ex­plain­ing the Open Philan­thropy Pro­ject’s $17.5m bet on Sher­lock Bio­sciences’ In­no­va­tions in Viral Di­ag­nos­tics

anonymous_ea11 Jun 2019 17:23 UTC
26 points
0 comments8 min readEA link
(www.openphilanthropy.org)

[Link] Vox Ar­ti­cle on Eng­ineered Pathogens/​ Global Catas­trophic Biorisks

DannyBressler6 Dec 2018 22:46 UTC
23 points
5 commentsEA link

Re­duc­ing global catas­trophic biolog­i­cal risks

Gregory_Lewis1 Mar 2020 8:00 UTC
10 points
0 comments5 min readEA link
(80000hours.org)

Risk Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Strate­gies for the Very Worst of Cases

Gregory_Lewis9 Mar 2019 6:56 UTC
26 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.centerforhealthsecurity.org)

In­ter­na­tional co­op­er­a­tion as a tool to re­duce two ex­is­ten­tial risks.

johl@umich.edu19 Apr 2021 16:51 UTC
27 points
4 comments27 min readEA link

Pan­demics Caused by Ac­ci­dent: Biorisk as a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Ariel_ZJ31 Jan 2020 4:54 UTC
7 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

[Question] Look­ing for: post-COVID pan­demic pre­pared­ness initiatives

jmw11 May 2021 18:34 UTC
14 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] Is there an anal­y­sis that es­ti­mates pos­si­ble timelines for ar­rival of easy-to-cre­ate pathogens?

EdoArad14 Jun 2019 20:41 UTC
12 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] Are global pan­demics go­ing to be more likely or less likely over the next 100 years?

freedomandutility6 May 2021 23:48 UTC
5 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

Is SARS-CoV-2 a mod­ern Greek Tragedy?

Matt Boyd10 May 2021 4:25 UTC
8 points
4 comments6 min readEA link

Ex­am­ples of Suc­cess­ful Selec­tive Dis­clo­sure in the Life Sciences

Tessa19 Aug 2021 18:38 UTC
50 points
2 comments4 min readEA link

How can economists best con­tribute to pan­demic pre­ven­tion and pre­pared­ness?

Rémi T22 Aug 2021 20:49 UTC
50 points
1 comment23 min readEA link

Pan­demic pre­ven­tion in Ger­man par­ties’ fed­eral elec­tion platforms

tilboy19 Sep 2021 7:40 UTC
17 points
2 comments6 min readEA link

[Question] One-year mas­ters de­grees re­lated to biose­cu­rity?

freedomandutility29 Oct 2021 13:30 UTC
8 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

Open sci­ence and mi­suse of biolog­i­cal re­search

James Smith12 Dec 2021 15:56 UTC
15 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

[Linkpost] Yet an­other biose­cu­rity read­ing list

cwbakerlee3 Feb 2022 19:24 UTC
25 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

Im­pact Op­por­tu­nity: In­fluence UK Biolog­i­cal Se­cu­rity Strategy

Jonathan Nankivell17 Feb 2022 20:36 UTC
49 points
0 comments3 min readEA link

In­ter­view sub­jects for im­pact liti­ga­tion pro­ject (biose­cu­rity & pan­demic pre­pared­ness)

Legal Priorities Project3 Mar 2022 14:20 UTC
20 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] How might a herd of in­terns help with AI or biose­cu­rity re­search tasks/​ques­tions?

Harrison Durland20 Mar 2022 22:49 UTC
30 points
5 comments2 min readEA link

A primer & some re­flec­tions on re­cent CSER work (EAB talk)

MMMaas12 Apr 2022 12:56 UTC
66 points
4 comments10 min readEA link

[Question] Any in­ter­est in bac­te­riophages?

Charlie Dougherty4 May 2022 10:44 UTC
5 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

U.S. EAs Should Con­sider Ap­ply­ing to Join U.S. Diplomacy

abiolvera17 May 2022 17:14 UTC
112 points
20 comments8 min readEA link

In­tro­duc­ing spirit hazards

brb24327 May 2022 22:16 UTC
9 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

Fønix: Bioweapons shelter pro­ject launch

Ulrik Horn14 Jun 2022 3:44 UTC
72 points
17 comments9 min readEA link

What are cur­rent smaller prob­lems re­lated to top EA cause ar­eas (eg deep­fake poli­cies for AI risk, on­go­ing covid var­i­ants for bio risk) and would it be benefi­cial for these small and not-catas­trophic challenges to get more EA re­sources, as a way of de­vel­op­ing ca­pac­ity to pre­vent the catas­trophic ver­sions?

nonzerosum13 Jun 2022 17:32 UTC
7 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

[Link] New Lancet study: Im­pact of the first year of COVID-19 vaccinations

Akhil29 Jun 2022 13:31 UTC
15 points
2 comments1 min readEA link
(www.thelancet.com)

[Op­por­tu­nity] Syn­thetic Biol­ogy Fore­cast­ers

ncmoulios4 Jul 2022 16:15 UTC
7 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Me­tac­u­lus Biose­cu­rity Tour­na­ment Round 1 Launch

Juan Cambeiro10 Jul 2022 14:54 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.metaculus.com)

Cause Ex­plo­ra­tion Prizes: Mis­in­for­ma­tion Gone Viral: Ed­u­ca­tion As Pan­demic Prevention

Open Philanthropy12 Jul 2022 7:38 UTC
8 points
1 comment13 min readEA link

PSA: Corsi-Rosen­thal Air Filters Are a Cheap and Effec­tive Way to Im­prove In­door Air Quality

Lauren Reid20 Jul 2022 23:45 UTC
16 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

Ob­sta­cles and Strate­gies for Next-Gen Coron­avirus Vac­cine Devel­op­ment (re: Warp 2)

joshcmorrison23 Jul 2022 16:20 UTC
10 points
0 comments7 min readEA link

Why ex­perts are ter­rified of a hu­man-made pan­demic — and what we can do to stop it

EA Handbook11 Apr 2022 23:00 UTC
1 point
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.vox.com)

A pseudo math­e­mat­i­cal for­mu­la­tion of di­rect work choice be­tween two x-risks

Joseph Bloom11 Aug 2022 0:28 UTC
1 point
0 comments4 min readEA link
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