Links 5/14/20

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Links for you. Science:

A Much-Hyped COVID-19 Drug Is Almost Identical to a Black-Market Cat Cure
Kits, reagents and viruses (excellent background for non-specialists)
Doctors keep discovering new ways the coronavirus attacks the body
High Contagiousness and Rapid Spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2
The Thinnest Paper in the World: The process of making tengujo is fairly simple, but the nearly transparent product that results is almost magical.

Other:

We need a radically different model to tackle the COVID-19 crisis
Toxic Masculinity Is Going to Get Us All Killed
The ‘biggest challenge’ won’t come until after a coronavirus vaccine is found
Amid COVID-19 crisis, Republicans object to expanding meningitis vaccine requirement
We Cannot “Reopen” America: No matter when government stay-at-home orders are revoked, the American economy will not reopen. Because the source of the economic shock is not government orders. It’s the pandemic.
Think we have military primacy over China? Think again.
Armed militia helped a Michigan barbershop open, a coronavirus defiance that puts Republican lawmakers in a bind
King Me
6 takeaways from the Senate’s surreal virtual hearing on the U.S. coronavirus response
USPS Says Ward 8 Mail Issues Stem From ‘Personnel Shortage’ In Congress Heights
D.C.’s Intellectually Disabled Residents Face High Rates Of Infection, And Their Caretakers Are Stretched Thin
Judy Mikovits, Disgraced Doctor at the Center of ‘Plandemic,’ Has a Bestselling Book on Amazon
Cracking Open The Lock Box
Fed study ties 1918 flu pandemic to Nazi Party gains
Human error to blame for a close call between track workers and oncoming train, a Metro report says (good case studies/natural history in Metro fuckups)
As Prices for Meat Skyrocket, D.C.-Area Restaurants Are Forced to Adapt Again. “I can’t charge $38 for a whole cheesesteak.”
Foreign Affairs Runs Propaganda from Swedish Employers on Sweden’s Covid-19 Fiasco, Failing to Disclose Sponsorship and Misrepresenting Results
Trump’s Odds of Winning Reelection Are Higher Than You Think
U.S. Coronavirus Testing Still Falls Short. How’s Your State Doing?
A Lesson from the Spanish Flu: Don’t End Restrictions Too Soon. New research says shutdowns need to last about 12 weeks to save lives.

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