Links 3/26/20

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Links for you. Science:

Coronavirus pandemic forces some research labs to shut down, with uncertain futures for scientific projects
COVID-19 in a Long-Term Care Facility — King County, Washington, February 27–March 9, 2020
Identifying and Interrupting Superspreading Events—Implications for Control of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2
A serological assay to detect SARS-CoV-2 seroconversion in humans (very important; needs to be ‘productionized’ though)
The Trump Administration Drove Him Back to China, Where He Invented a Fast Coronavirus Test (more nuanced than headline suggests)

Other:

FRIDAY ‘ROUND THE HORN.
Israel, Palestinians set up joint operations room to combat coronavirus
Letter Carriers Say the Postal Service Pressured Them to Deliver Mail Despite Coronavirus Symptoms — and Often Without Hand Sanitizer
Trump deceives while lawmakers cash out. It’s the ‘story of life.’
I Spent a Year in Space, and I Have Tips on Isolation to Share. Take it from someone who couldn’t: Go outside.
Senator Dumped Up to $1.6 Million of Stock After Reassuring Public About Coronavirus Preparedness
Weeks Before Virus Panic, Intelligence Chairman Privately Raised Alarm, Sold Stocks
How South Korea Triumphed, and the US Floundered, Over the Pandemic
“They Ignored the Warning Signs”: A New York City ER Doctor Explains What She’s Up Against
Fox News Has Always Lied to Old People. This Time It May Kill Them.
If you’ve walked over an alien robot plastered to the street, you’ve met stikman
Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp Shines Amid the Coronavirus Crisis
Coronavirus-scarred cities need ‘something bigger than the New Deal’ just to cope
Why Haven’t the Olympics Been Canceled Yet?
In a pandemic, the rich and the powerful go to the front of the line
What is the Defense Production Act, and why isn’t President Trump invoking it? (because he is a horrible president, and a very weak man)
If We Bail Out Airlines, It Better Come With Climate Rules (and wider seats)
A complete ‘lockdown’ is hardly what the U.S. needs at this moment (the public health communications surrounding COVID-19 have been utterly inept)
The Stimulus Plan That We Need Now
That deep sense of dread you’re experiencing? That’s how Fox News fans feel all the time
Notes on a Nightmare #2: Suffering and Politics

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