An article entitled “From Facebook to Tracebook: A Justified Means to Prevent Infection Risks?,” published in a special symposium from Public Health Ethics, “New Media, Risky Behaviour and Children,” looks at how social media could justifiably be used for infectious disease control.
It details a startling case in which the friend of a man with suspected meningococcal septicaemia posted a message on the patient’s Facebook wall informing three named contacts of the diagnosis and urging them to seek medical attention. At the request of the Health Protection Unit, this message was later modified to reduce unnecessary anxiety and to provide better guidance.
Vladimir Nabokov, 1899-1977.
Nabokov was born on this day in 1899, 115 years ago. The Russian-American author was a prolific writer and translator, and published novels in Russian, short story collections, plays, and poetry, as well as nine novels in English. Read more about his life and works on University Press Scholarship Online.
Rise in a perfect Hemisphere!
The stiffest Compass could not strike
A Line more circular and like;
Nor softest Pensel draw a Brow
So equal as this Hill does bow.
It seems as for a Model laid,
And that the World by it was made."
— Andrew Marvell, “Upon the Hill and Grove at Bill-borow To the Lord Fairfax,” via Oxford Scholarly Editions Online.