Links 4/20/20

Links for you. Science:

Nobody Knows How to Wean Manatees Off Coal Plants
Inactivation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 by WHO-Recommended Hand Rub Formulations and Alcohols (“One caveat of this study is the defined inactivation time of exactly 30 s, which is the time recommended but not routinely performed in practice.”)
Survey of Hard-Hit Town. A survey of a German town indicates that about 14 percent of its population has been infected with SARS-CoV-2.
Blood tests show 14% of people are now immune to covid-19 in one town in Germany
The next coronavirus testing debacle: Four things to know about serological tests. (good, but ignores the whole Bayes Theorem probblem)


Governors Call Trump’s Testing Claims ‘Delusional’ And ‘Absolutely False’
Trump tells a damnable and murderous lie
Why We Should Love the Post Office
This Photographer Captured The Reassuring Beauty of Isolation
Postal Workers Union Leader Warns the USPS Could Be Dead in Three Months
How To Give Yourself A Buzz Cut At Home
Nearly a third of 200 blood samples taken in Chelsea show exposure to coronavirus: Mass. General researcher says the results point to a ‘raging epidemic,’ but may also indicate the city is further along the disease curve than some other municipalities
U.S. sent millions of face masks to China early this year, ignoring pandemic warning signs
What will the world be like when COVID-19 is no longer the biggest story in the news every day?
An Incremental Expansion of Medicare Should Begin With Kids
Social distancing 40% less prevalent in Trump country, Rice University study shows
A Beloved Bar Owner Was Skeptical About the Virus. Then He Took a Cruise. Joe Joyce oversaw JJ Bubbles, a welcoming tavern in a conservative corner of Brooklyn, for 43 years until he died of Covid-19.
There Are Fine People On Both Sides
The reason why some people don’t wash their hands
The Democrats’ COBRA Proposal Is an Insurance Industry Bailout
The Mayor Is Requiring People To Wear Masks In Stores And Hotels. Did She Actually Make It A Legal Mandate?
‘Someone in our building has it’: Covid-19 fuels tensions at apartments and condos
Americans are now officially at war with a sociopathic monster named Donald Trump (narcissist, not sociopath; still good though)
Trump’s Two Horrifying Plans for Dealing With the Coronavirus: If he can’t confine the suffering to his opponents, he is prepared to incite a culture war to distract his supporters.
The White House Has Erected A Blockade Stopping States and Hospitals From Getting Coronavirus PPE
Bernie Sanders: The Foundations of American Society Are Failing Us: The unequal impact of the pandemic and economic collapse are forcing us to rethink the assumptions of our system. (he’s not wrong)

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