Links 3/13/20

Links for you. Science:

For those of you following genomic surveillance of foodborne pathogens, the @NCBI Pathogen Detection surveillance platform is now screening for stress response genes – nearly a HALF MILLION pathogen genomes have been screened to date.
The Strongest Evidence Yet That America Is Botching Coronavirus Testing
This amazing blue tarantula is a new spider species—but did researchers break the law when they studied it?
Dr. Stanley Dudrick, Who Saved Post-Surgical Patients, Dies at 84. Why were they dying after “successful” operations? He discovered the cause and came up with a remedy: intravenous nutrition — a technique that has saved millions of lives. (“never patented any of his techniques, wishing them to be universally available”)
Home care for patients with suspected novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection presenting with mild symptoms and management of contacts


Democrats, You Really Do Not Want To Nominate Joe Biden (must-read)
The Worst Story on Bernie Sanders Ever Written
A Harvard computational social science grad student analyzed 600K tweets of democratic candidates’ supporters to test if the toxic #BernieBro brand was true. It isn’t: supporters of candidates showed 2-3% of negative sentiment, and equal extremely negative sentiment.
The infinite scroll
Will Democratic primary voters suffer yet another case of buyer’s remorse?
Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All Policy Would Likely Increase Wages and Create Jobs, New Economic Analysis Shows
The Innocuous Story of Bernie Sanders’s Trip to Russia (“…the Times, by misrepresenting the context and the impact of his long-ago actions, risks more harm to American politics than Sanders’s credulousness ever could.”)
Joe Biden claims in a new ad that he has always protected Social Security. That’s patently false. He can’t hide 40 years of working with Republicans to cut Social Security. (don’t think Trump won’t hit him on this either)
Decent, Responsible Moderates for Bernie Sanders
Trump’s immigration policies will make the coronavirus pandemic worse
Our lack of paid sick leave will make the coronavirus worse
The NeverTrumper’s Lament: The Sensible Commentary you can expect to read in months to come
Our Capitalist, Corporatist Country Is Drastically Unprepared for the Coronavirus
Lessons From Elizabeth Warren’s Defeat
Democrats Propose Emergency Paid Sick Days To Address Coronavirus
Trump ‘didn’t know people died from the flu.’ It killed his grandfather.
Trump’s Coronavirus Press Event Was Even Worse Than It Looked
Squandered time: How the Trump administration lost control of the coronavirus crisis
The Deification of the Older Black Voter
Trump’s bid to move hundreds of jobs from D.C., possibly separating families, was based on unsupported assumptions, report says
Get political reporters off the coronavirus story because they don’t distinguish between right and wrong
New York Times’s Bernie Sanders Russia ‘Scoop’: Red Scare, Yellow Journalism, Entire Rainbow Of Bullsh*t

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