Links 3/8/20

Links for you. Science:

Key Missteps at the CDC Have Set Back Its Ability to Detect the Potential Spread of Coronavirus: The CDC designed a flawed test for COVID-19, then took weeks to figure out a fix so state and local labs could use it. New York still doesn’t trust the test’s accuracy.
In bid to rapidly expand coronavirus testing, U.S. agency abruptly changes rules
The Lenski Lab Health Plan for the New Coronavirus Outbreak
The team at the @seattleflustudy have sequenced the genome the #COVID19 community case reported yesterday from Snohomish County, WA, and have posted the sequence publicly to There are some enormous implications here.


No ‘carmageddon’ on auto-free Market Street. Study shows bikes and buses benefit
Economists conclude that Medicare for All (M4A) could be considerably less expensive than the current healthcare finance system
Why the Success of The New York Times May Be Bad News for Journalism
Top Economists Study What Happens When You Stop Using Facebook
Va. Democrats push environmental change — but still in concert with Dominion (the corporate veto…)
Free Metro Rides For D.C. Residents? A Bill Is In The Works
How Will New York City Respond to the Coronavirus?
D.C. Council member proposes free public transit for residents (what’s weird is that the proposal also covers increased service, but that’s not being discussed…)
How to Make Homemade Hand Sanitizer
Can We Get a Vaccine Early? How the Rich Are Preparing for Coronavirus (““This is going to destroy the marriages of the rich,” said Moss. “All these husbands and wives who travel will now have to spend time with the person they’re married to.””)
Coronavirus and the Workplace: What if the Boss Says to Stay Home?
Porkfest! Tallying How Much the Pentagon Really Costs (BUT HOW WILL WE PAY FOR IT?!? something something…)
Bernie’s Boring Path to Victory
Deb Haaland Shouldn’t Have to Fight This Hard
It’s not 1972 and Bernie Sanders isn’t George McGovern
Bernie Sanders Is Winning His War on Cable News (his campaign is very good at working the refs, certainly better than any other Democrat)
The Coronavirus Is Trump’s Worst Nightmare
Musicians Algorithmically Generate Every Possible Melody, Release Them to Public Domain
‘Luxury’ Amenities Aren’t Why Housing Is So Expensive In The D.C. Area
Why America is so vulnerable to coronavirus
For D.C.’s Street Medicine Practitioners, Health Care and Housing Are Linked

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