Links 4/22/20

Links for you. Science:

Fairy Rings Bring Life—And Death—To Ecosystems
Triplex Real-Time RT-PCR for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2
Evolutionary trees can’t reveal speciation and extinction rates
Bats are a key source of human viruses — but they’re not special
Chaotic search for coronavirus treatments reveals another shortcoming in pandemic preparation


Is the Virus on My Clothes? My Shoes? My Hair? My Newspaper?
A Biden Presidency Could Be Better Than Progressives Think: Campaign promises matter, and his platform shows a distinct leftward drift.
‘Putting Profits Over People’: Unions Warn New Covid-19 Guidance From Trump CDC Endangers Frontline Workers
‘We’re beyond angered’: Fed up nurses file lawsuits, plan protest at White House over lack of coronavirus protections
We’re Devastatingly Short on Doctors. Why Doesn’t the US Just Make More?
Calling Healthcare Workers War “Heroes” Sets Them Up to Be Sacrificed
Team Trump Turns to Peter Thiel’s Palantir to Track Virus
How a public health crisis nearly derailed the American Revolution
Nearly 25,000 email addresses and passwords allegedly from NIH, WHO, Gates Foundation and others are dumped online
Aid bill expected to pass this week doesn’t include $700 million sought by D.C. (one more reason we need statehood)
A vaccine for the nutty extremism fueling lockdown protests was already found in the Malheur
See what at-large councilmember Robert White had to say on these urbanist issues
Why Singapore, Once a Model for Coronavirus Response, Lost Control of Its Outbreak
Russian Officials Dawdled as the Coronavirus Took Hold (almost like oligarchs aren’t good at this stuff or something)
Amazon Tribes Say Christian Missionaries Threaten ‘Genocide’ During Pandemic
What if we’re not actually that divided over social distancing?
Inside the conservative networks backing anti-quarantine protests
This Abandoned Computer Store Is a Time Capsule of Early 2000s Tech
Dan Horrigan: A plea for the survival of American cities
Are Face Masks the New Condoms? If people with no symptoms are spreading the coronavirus, as some studies suggest, it may be time to give face masks the kind of advertising and promotion that support condoms as lifesavers. (this requires making a few billion masks, however)

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1 Response to Links 4/22/20

  1. plch says:

    What about home made masks? there can be reused and seems to be quite effective.

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