Links 5/12/20

Links for you. Science:

What Other Coronaviruses Tell Us About SARS-CoV-2 (excellent)
Camera Traps May Overcount Snow Leopards and Other Vulnerable Species
The effect of stay-at-home orders on COVID-19 infections in the United States
Telling apart the ‘murder hornet’ from hornets in the Mid-Atlantic region
A Strange Dinosaur May Have Swum the Rivers of Africa


The Four Men Responsible For America’s COVID-19 Test Disaster: The White House’s inability to track the disease as it spread across the nation crippled the government’s response and led to the worst disaster this country has faced in nearly a century
Trump wants America to ‘normalize’ coronavirus deaths. It’s the media’s job not to play along.
Here’s Why The Coronavirus Death Toll Is Likely Underreported
The pandemic has reminded us: We don’t need more sports in our lives — we need less
Democrats Are Prepared To Lose The First Special Election Of The Pandemic Era (“Republicans have hammered that more traditional record, with Garcia and the National Republican Congressional Committee labeling her “Sacramento Smith,” attacking her for laying off teachers following the Great Recession and for failing to hold hearings on pandemic preparedness in the legislature.”)
Six flaws in the arguments for reopening
Under Metro’s New Reopening Plan, Full Service Won’t Return Until 2021
We’ve been left to calculate our virus risk on our own. We’re terrible at it. Coronavirus is making everyone into amateur epidemiologists.
We Knew The Coronavirus Was Coming, Yet We Failed 5 Critical Tests
How Metro plans to gradually return to full service
Fact-checking Judy Mikovits, the controversial virologist attacking Anthony Fauci in a viral conspiracy video
Trump made Florida his official residence. He may have also made a legal mess.
One of D.C.’s largest parking management firms seeks bankruptcy protection
Trump’s latest effort to gaslight America is falling apart
Are Trump and the Anti-Lockdown Militias Itching for Violence?
Other countries are winning against the virus. We are quitting.
Technocrats & class
With Congressional “Abdication” Over Coronavirus, Ocasio-Cortez Says She Is Reduced to Lobbying for Burial Costs
Quarantine Fatigue Is Real. Instead of an all-or-nothing approach to risk prevention, Americans need a manual on how to have a life in a pandemic.

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