Links 3/11/20

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Links for you. Science:

The Coronavirus, by the Numbers
New Zealand birds show humanlike ability to make predictions
On the origin and continuing evolution of SARS-CoV-2
Trump’s coronavirus musings put scientists on edge
Tropical forests losing their ability to absorb carbon, study finds

Other:

A Push For Denser Housing In Maryland Faces Doubt Among Lawmakers
I’m a 29-year-old black woman who cares about m4a, education, childcare, and stronger safety nets for every American. I support Bernie Sanders in getting us there. I ALSO think he’s fumbled the bag a bit.
Coronavirus Porn Is Going Viral on Pornhub
Mike Bloomberg’s Belly Flop Was a Great Moment for Democracy
Gadgets for tech giants made with coerced Uighur labor
Florida woman switched multiple voters’ party affiliations from Democrat to Republican — without their knowledge
Democrats Call On The State Department To List White Supremacist Groups As Foreign Terrorist Organizations
What’s The Plan?
Why I’m Switching to Bernie Sanders
Our Economic Model Is Making Us More Vulnerable to Coronavirus: The coronavirus is making the argument for antitrust — single sources of supply for all kinds of suddenly essential medical needs are leading to shortages and could cause huge price jumps.
The Democratic Party’s risky bet on Biden: Picking Biden over Sanders might seem like the safe electability choice, but the Ukraine situation makes Biden much riskier than many believe.
Bernie Sanders gets a Super Tuesday boost from California’s top tech counties
As coronavirus spreads, the bill for our public health failures is due
“This is just my hunch”: Trump goes on Fox News and spreads misinformation about the coronavirus
The anybody-but-Bernie comeback
Nurses Battling Coronavirus Beg for Protective Gear and Better Planning
Before coronavirus, China bungled swine epidemic with secrecy
Federal Judge Says He Needs to Review Every Mueller Report Redaction Because Barr Can’t Be Trusted
There Have Been 21 Debate Questions About Paying For Social Programs, Zero About Paying For War
Nurses Said They Can’t Protect Themselves And Hospitals Are Unprepared For Coronavirus, Survey Reports
Congressional Democrats introduce emergency paid sick leave legislation (if it comes to a vote, we’ll need to see which Democrats vote against it)
Why Elizabeth Warren lost

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