Links 4/2/20

Links for you. Science:

Coronavirus carriers with no symptoms could spread disease, Italian study shows (pre-print pdf here)
COVID-19 needs a Manhattan Project
Ugh, Coronavirus Closures Will Force Rats Into People’s Homes: As scraps from restaurant dumpsters dwindle, the rodents will have to find other sources of food.
A Genomic Perspective on the Origin and Emergence of SARS-CoV-2


The missing six weeks: how Trump failed the biggest test of his life
The U.S. Tried to Build a New Fleet of Ventilators. The Mission Failed. As the coronavirus spreads, the collapse of the project helps explain America’s acute shortage. (it’s as if CEOs and investment banks are trying to turn everyone into militant socialists)
The Pandemic Could Overwhelm the Insurance Industry. We Must Expand Tricare for Everybody Who Needs It (thank workers for their service)
Don’t panic about shopping, getting delivery or accepting packages
Andrew Cuomo’s Coronavirus Response Doesn’t Mean He’s Crush-Worthy
The government must pay people to stay home
Trump is failing at wartime leadership
Tax Justice and Modern Monetary Theory – A Guide
You Know Them By Their Tweets
What the Coronavirus Means for Climate Change
Medical Expert Who Corrects Trump Is Now a Target of the Far Right
Firms rush to make at-home tests for coronavirus: But initial wave backs off after FDA warning
D.C. School Nurses Say They Were Given A Choice: Fight COVID-19 Or Face Possible Layoffs
Dems can’t have the one thing they desperately need: A presidential do-over. Now what?
The Cultural Bailout We Need Has Been a Long Time Coming
A sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden has ignited a firestorm of controversy
The Ibuprofen Debate Reveals the Danger of Covid-19 Rumors: An online furor over whether it’s safe to use the fever reducer reveals how people are sharing incomplete—and sometimes bad—information.
Marie Newman: Coronavirus Makes ‘Medicare For All’ More Likely To Happen
Bonanza for Rich Real Estate Investors, Tucked Into Stimulus Package
Can History Help Us Cope With Covid-19?
A South Korean Covid-19 Czar Has Some Advice for Trump

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