Links 5/7/20

Links for you. Science:

Robert May, former UK chief scientist and chaos theory pioneer, dies aged 84
Tests in recovered patients found false positives, not reinfections, experts say
Vaccine Rates Drop Dangerously as Parents Avoid Doctor’s Visits
Why the Coronavirus Is So Confusing
Microplastics inhibit a hermit crab’s ability to choose shell


CDC official admits that due in part to limited testing and delayed travel alerts, the US missed chances to slow the spread of the coronavirus
Republicans are creating a fake movement designed to kill workers and enrich corporations. Again
Those armed ‘Boogaloo’ protesters won’t be as easy to control as their GOP backers believe
I’ll Vote for Joe Biden, But I Won’t Be Cool About It. I’m pissed that this is what it’s come to, and I think you should be too.
What Would the U.S. Pandemic Response Look Like If Someone Else were President?
Trump’s Covid-19 Reckoning Is Only the Beginning
Texas Gov. Admits Dangers of Reopening State on Private Call With Lawmakers
Keep parks open. The benefits of fresh air outweigh the risks of infection. Some simple strategies can help keep you healthy. Remember to wear a mask.
Stranglers’ keyboardist Dave Greenfield dies after contracting Covid-19
The angst over Joe Biden’s assault allegation has an easy resolution
Ex-Green Beret led failed attempt to oust Venezuela’s Maduro
Some Progressives Are in Denial About Trump’s Fascist Momentum. Some say preventing the re-election of Trump isn’t important. That amounts to ignoring political reality, an evasion with potentially vast consequences.
Trump says Washington, DC, will never be a state — because of all the Democrats
Trump is trying to normalize a catastrophe
It’s gone haywire
Leviathan in Lockdown
Deaths of Despair
Canada succeeded on coronavirus where America failed. Why?
Our Broken Unemployment System Is a National Scandal (it is broken by design)
Trump Is (Once Again) Blaming Obama for Not Developing a Test for a Virus That Didn’t Exist Yet
Vietnam, Slovenia, and 3 other overlooked coronavirus success stories

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