Links 5/19/20

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Links for you. Science:

How Coronavirus Spreads through the Air: What We Know So Far
Coronavirus shut-downs pose huge threat to Australian research jobs
High SARS-CoV-2 Attack Rate Following Exposure at a Choir Practice — Skagit County, Washington, March 2020
Screening of healthcare workers for SARS-CoV-2 highlights the role of asymptomatic carriage in COVID-19 transmission
New Worm Species with Jewel-Like Scales Discovered in Deep Ocean Darkness: A mysterious video shows worms fighting and dancing the “jitterbug.”

Other:

Why the Neoliberals Won’t Let This Crisis Go to Waste (very interesting, even with the bad title. Should be “why the left, construed somewhat broadly, constantly loses”)
Jared Kushner Is a National Disaster: The popular perception of Trump’s son-in-law is that he’s a foppish nepotism hire, but he has a plan to enrich himself at your expense.
How Florida slowed coronavirus: Everyone stayed home before they were told to. A Tampa Bay Times data analysis and interviews with 15 experts help answer the question: Why not Florida? (and it came later, and dumb luck, and…)
Coronavirus has been devastating to the Navajo Nation, and help for a complex fight has been slow
How Not to Listen to Donald Trump. Until the president comes up with actual evidence for his allegations, we’re under no obligation to pay attention.
Major nursing home chain violated federal standards meant to stop spread of disease even after start of covid-19, records show
Phyllis George, female sportscasting pioneer, dies at 70
Covid testing is about saving lives. Trump thinks it’s just about numbers.
The U.S. Is Building A Contact-Tracer Army: As many as 180,000 contact tracers are needed, but many states face challenges in rapidly scaling up this new workforce. (not the feds though, which means the data are going to be all over the place)
Wondering what’s safe as states start to reopen? Here’s what some public health experts say.
No Vaccine in Sight. The U.S. was once at the cutting edge of pandemic prevention. Then Big Pharma took over.
The unsurpassed 125-year-old network that feeds Mumbai
Almost 90,000 dead, and no hint of national mourning. If this is a war, are these not our fallen?
The Deficit Hawks Are Circling Their Old Roosts (“The problem for Democrats, whose brand relies upon helping the wage-earning masses, is that the entire country is depending upon them to avoid a depression for the second time in a dozen years and that, once again, to meet the moment, they will have to beat back harmful yet effective rhetoric on deficits that their own party leaders, backed by many of their cocktail party peers in the elite press, help to legitimize.”)
Trump admission and covid-19 response cast light on politics and limits of D.C. statehood.
Even the Pandemic Can’t Kill the Open-Plan Office
Wisconsin’s economy is reopening and it’s a hot coronavirus mess. Don’t do what we did.
In A Pandemic, Transportation Ushers In A New Age Of Agile Experimentation
The Economics and Politics of Social Democracy: A Reconsideration
Reopen the Economy; or Charge of the Right Brigade

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