Links 3/31/20

Links for you. Science:

FDA authorizes first rapid ‘point-of-care’ test for coronavirus (most hospitals already have the machine, so this can be deployed very quickly–might have been by the time this list o’links has spooled out)
An orally bioavailable broad-spectrum antiviral inhibits SARS-CoV-2 and multiple endemic, epidemic and bat coronavirus (in mice)
Let’s talk about what happens if you get COVID19 and recover. Are you immune to the disease? How long does the immunity last? And what does that mean for your life and for the public health and economy of our society?
COVID-19: the biology of an effective therapy
Everyone In Iceland Can Get Tested For The Coronavirus. Here’s How The Results Could Help All Of Us.


Social distancing won’t last forever. But ending it by Easter will kill people.
Canada’s Coronavirus Response Shows Why We Need Medicare for All to Fight This Pandemic
Their Fault
Internal Emails Show How Chaos at the CDC Slowed the Early Response to Coronavirus
Florida Congressman Spars With Other Lawmakers Over Federal Relief Money For Howard University
Virus Victim: The once flush D.C. government is facing a fiscal meltdown.
In Coronavirus, Industry Sees Chance to Undo Plastic Bag Bans (though for self-service, I would much rather use my own bag)
Here’s Where You Can Get A Coronavirus Test In The D.C. Area
‘Extremely unusual’: Md. 7-Eleven employee tests positive for coronavirus after co-worker fakes test result
Trump’s Priority Is Making Sure Someone Else Takes the Blame If Things Go Bad
Whitman-Walker Waits 7 Days To Get Patients’ COVID-19 Test Results Back. “The messaging we have been getting is that we need to pursue testing through the commercial lab for our patients.”
5 interesting things we learned about the Ward 2 race from a recent poll
Gilead Sciences Backs Off Monopoly Claim for Promising Coronavirus Drug
“Our Goal Should Be to Crush the Curve”: A doctor-scholar who studied the 1976 mishandling of swine flu says the president is wrongly choosing between saving lives and saving the economy.
Can the Intra-Party Rift Be Healed, At Least For Now? Or Must the Fight Be Fought in 2020?
Congress’ new stimulus bill doesn’t do enough to protect voting in November. The next bill must
And Then The Moment Passes
The New Unemployment Report Makes It Clear: We’re Staring Disaster in the Face
Confusion within the CDC, and its limited use of testing, gave COVID-19 a head start in the U.S.
Even in a Pandemic, the University of Illinois Doesn’t Care About Its Grad Workers (public pressure forced them to change)
New Haven’s First Responders Need Housing. One University Is Rolling Out the Red Carpet. Yale Is Not. As COVID-19 spreads through southern Connecticut, the city’s mayor is asking for help. The University of New Haven answered the call.

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