Links for you. Science:
Pandemics Depress the Economy, Public Health Interventions Do Not: Evidence from the 1918 Flu
The Key Stat in the NYTimes’ Piece About Losing Your Sense of Smell Was Wrong
Pablo Escobar’s Hippos Fill a Hole Left Since Ice Age Extinctions
Mathematics of life and death: How disease models shape national shutdowns and other pandemic policies
‘Exhausting.’ ‘Very Strange.’ What It’s Like to Be an Epidemiologist Right Now.
Wartime Production Law Has Been Used Routinely, but Not With Coronavirus: The Defense Production Act has been invoked hundreds of thousands of times in the Trump years. But with the pandemic, the president sees it as a “break the glass” last resort. (impeach)
Michael Sorkin, who championed social justice through architecture, dies at 71 from coronavirus
“Masked George Washington” is a Photoshop job for our time
Joe Biden has a #MeToo problem
To Develop a Covid-19 Vaccine, Pharma and the Federal Government Will Have to Break Old Patterns
Trump administration’s coronavirus response is ‘abysmal,’ ‘infuriating,’ Washington region’s leaders say
What Happens in November if One Side Doesn’t Accept the Election Results?
Fatalistic Grocery Workers Demand Hazard Pay, Saying “Infection Is Inevitable”
Firing of Whistleblowing Emergency Room Doctor Ming Lin By Blackstone-Owned TeamHealth Demonstrates Outsized Role of Private Equity in Hospital Staffing
Cuomo Helped Get New York Into This Mess
The Trumpian French Doctor Behind the Chloroquine Hype
The Social-Distancing Culture War Has Begun
Private Labs Are Fueling a New Coronavirus Testing Crisis: Backlogs at private laboratories have ballooned, making it difficult to treat suffering patients and contain the pandemic.
We Need 1 Million Tests a Week
White House Economists Warned in 2019 a Pandemic Could Devastate America
A president unfit for a pandemic: Much of the suffering and death coming was preventable. The president has blood on his hands.
White House pressures FDA on unproven Japanese drug
Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, Civil Rights Leader and King Aide, Dies at 98
William Helmreich, sociologist of US Jewry and inveterate New Yorker, dies of coronavirus
The bucks, the deaths, the misery, the chaos, are 100% on Donald Trump
More questionable stock sales show up in wealthy Republican senator’s latest financial disclosure