Links 3/21/20

Links for you. Science:

Mayo Clinic rolls out fast-tracked COVID-19 test
Parrots Make Predictions Based On Statistical Probabilities
A proposal of an alternative primer for the ARTIC Network’s multiplex PCR to improve coverage of SARS-CoV-2 genome sequencing
The Networks That Ruled Earth’s Ancient Seas
The interventions we must take to control the coronavirus


How Democrats Can Fix Their COVID Response (must-read)
Coronavirus Shows Capitalism Is a Razor’s Edge
Trump rates his coronavirus response a perfect ’10’ as market falls off a cliff
Joe Biden Is a Party Man. Will He Go Along With the Party’s New Progressive Direction?
Inside the National Quarantine Center, There Is No Fear of Coronavirus. There Is Only Urgency.
Bernie Sanders is the only presidential candidate taking coronavirus seriously
Restaurants Are Fucked — Unless They Get a Bailout (or disaster capitalists will use this as an opportunity to take over and destroy the restaurant business)
Don’t Feel Sorry for the Airlines
The GND Is Expensive, and That’s Good
Coronavirus Bailouts Aren’t The Problem: Corporations Are. Companies that rip off the public shouldn’t get money without serious strings attached.
Council members urge against ‘downward spiral’ of Metro’s proposed bus cuts
Trump Leaves States to Fend for Themselves: The coronavirus is America’s first 50-state disaster, and each governor is dependent on outside help that may never come.
Liberal Policy Veteran Ed Lazere Is Running For D.C. Council Again
Convincing Boomer Parents to Take the Coronavirus Seriously
‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ at the Museum of the Bible are all forgeries
Abstract art with “pseudo-profound” BS titles seen as more meaningful
Ventilator Maker: We Can Ramp Up Production Five-Fold
For Decades, Cartographers Have Been Hiding Covert Illustrations Inside of Switzerland’s Official Maps
Trump calls Obama’s response to swine flu ‘a disaster.’ Here’s what really happened.
Trump Voters Wanted to Blow up the System. Well, Here We Go.
U.S. Virus Response Marred by Overconfidence and Delays (good first pass of history)

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