Links 5/13/20

Links for you. Science:

Five More Years
What If Covid-19 and Flu Both Flare Up This Fall?
With Crispr, a Possible Quick Test for the Coronavirus
CDC warns of potential measles outbreaks as kids fail to get vaccines
Why Scientists Think The Novel Coronavirus Developed Naturally — Not In A Chinese Lab


Michigan anti-lockdown protesters spread COVID-19 to rural areas, Whitmer tells Pence in leaked call (nobody could have predicted…)
Democrats’ $3 trillion opening bid for the next stimulus package
Can a reality-TV president create a new U.S. reality that pretends death, despair don’t exist?
Trump administration cuts funding for coronavirus researcher, jeopardizing possible COVID-19 cure: An American scientist who collaborates with the Wuhan Institute of Virology had his grant terminated in the wake of unsubstantiated claims that COVID-19 is either manmade or leaked out of a Chinese government lab.
Street Sense newspaper was a lifeline for the homeless in D.C. Coronavirus forced it to stop the presses.
Political Tribalism And The Pandemic
Comet Ping Pong Has Been Getting a New Uptick in Pizzagate Messages
D.C. Suspends Its Mural Program, Dealing Another Blow To Local Artists
Donald Trump Has No Plan: Thousands are dying each week, the economy is cratering, and the president is at a total loss. (he really doesn’t)
Hundreds of D.C.’s homeless have tested positive for coronavirus as shelters try to avoid spread
Coronavirus To Decimate Colleges and Universities
Remote Voting in Congress Isn’t Just a Matter of Public Health — It’s Necessary for Democrats to Wield Power
Early Precautions Draw a Life-and-Death Divide Between Flushing and Corona
Texas salon owner who was arrested for breaking quarantine admits she received $18,000 in funding (she should give back the money)
Mitch McConnell Is Lying Shamelessly About Obama, Because What Else Is There to Do?
A tiny ice cream parlor gets an unwelcome lesson in American entitlement
Will Infections In the West Wing Get Trump to Care About Mass Testing? Usually, conservatives begin to worry about problems when they affect them personally. This time may be different. (a liberal is a conservative who has been sneezed on)
The Elites Were Living High. Then Came the Fall. Modern cities can learn from the fate of the collapsed civilizations at Ugarit and Mycenae.
Mitch McConnell Moves to Expand Bill Barr’s Surveillance Powers
Air Travel Is Going to Be Very Bad, for a Very Long Time
Despite Early Warnings, U.S. Took Months To Expand Swab Production For COVID-19 Test

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