Links 4/14/20

Trump_virusbrilliantLinks for you. Science:

Overloaded Morgues, Mass Graves and Infectious Remains: How Forensic Pathologists Handle the Coronavirus Dead
Why measles deaths are surging — and coronavirus could make it worse
Diabetics potentially have a LOT to lose by using hydroxychloroquine
Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks (pdf)
What Are Antibody Tests, and Can They Prove Coronavirus Immunity?


We’re on the Brink of Cyberpunk: It’s not just the technology, surveillance, and dystopian vibes—it’s the culmination of decades of deliberate governmental erosion.
It’s Time for Democrats to Go Big—Really Big. With a looming depression and escalating pandemic, Democrats have enormous leverage. They must use it to save us. (“Get the biggest box you can find. Then take every policy that will help working people and our democratic institutions survive this crisis. Put them in the box, address it to Trump and McConnell, and drop it off for curbside, no-contact pickup.”)
Junkyard Yamasaki
Dems Must Block Further Stimulus Until These 3 Demands Are Met
Density Isn’t Destiny in the Fight Against Covid-19
As D.C. students struggle to get online, schools and parents rush to fill the void
Making streets safer for people could also slow the spread of the coronavirus
“Pandemic Extended Sidewalk” (Unofficial)
‘He needs to earn our trust:’ Progressive groups begin push for Biden to keep Wall Street out of the White House
Airlines Suspended China Flights Before Trump Did
Gavin Newsom Declares California a ‘Nation-State’: The state is at odds with the federal government over coronavirus plans and much else. (this is fine)
So one of the “big” items here is that Biden is now proposing to lower the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 60. I wish someone smarter about policy/politics could walk me through this. (it’s policy as dick punch)
Mike Bloomberg’s Firm That Ran His Presidential Campaign Is Bidding to Take Over Joe Biden’s (“One Democratic operative pitched by the company said that Hawkfish officials made clear that the project was ideological and not seen as a business opportunity, with the goal of defeating Trump and pushing the party “in a direction that reflects the values of Mike Bloomberg.””)
This zombie theory about early spread of coronavirus needs to die once and for all (there is nothing Victor Davis Hanson can’t fuck up)
How NOT to Wear a Mask
Bernie Sanders Proposes Emergency Version Of ‘Medicare For All’ For The Pandemic: Now off the campaign trail, the senator joined Rep. Pramila Jayapal to float a temporary universal health care program.
Trump Administration Tells Employers Not To Worry About Recording COVID-19 Cases. Only health care facilities and select other employers will have to figure out if infections happened at work. Safety advocates are beside themselves.
Aggressive testing, contact tracing, cooked meals: How the Indian state of Kerala flattened its coronavirus curve
When you drown the government in the bathtub, people die
Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting*
What does this physicist think of economists?

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