Links 5/21/20

Links for you. Science:

Gilead should ditch remdesivir and focus on its simpler and safer ancestor
Coronavirus Test Shortages Trigger a New Strategy: Group Screening
Iowa Disease Experts Say Face Shields Could Help Country Reopen Safely
JetBlue’s Founder Helped Fund A Stanford Study That Said The Coronavirus Wasn’t That Deadly. A Stanford whistleblower complaint alleges that the controversial John Ioannidis study failed to disclose important financial ties and ignored scientists’ concerns that their antibody test was inaccurate.
Experiment shows human speech generates droplets that linger in the air for more than 8 minutes


The Post-Pandemic Workweek Should Be Reduced by 10 Hours
F.D.A. Halts Coronavirus Testing Program Backed by Bill Gates (ignore the FDA until arrested)
He thought the coronavirus was ‘a fake crisis.’ Then he contracted it and changed his mind. (I keep telling people this thing is nasty)
West Wing nervous breakdown — and media still won’t demand Trump resign
How We Got to Sesame Street
Nobody belonged to the salt marshes of coastal Georgia more than Ahmaud Arbery. His family’s roots there run more than 200 years deep. A native of those same marshes writes about who Ahmaud was, how well he was loved, and what his community must reckon with in the wake of his murder.
Two Coasts. One Virus. How New York Suffered Nearly 10 Times the Number of Deaths as California.
Racism, Rather Than Facts, Drove U.S. Coronavirus Travel Bans
DC Public Library Board of Trustees Votes to Eliminate All Overdue Fines
Fed shipment of Q-tip-style coronavirus swabs puzzles Washington state officials, latest wrinkle in supply woes (heckuva job, Kushie!)
What It’s Like To Care For A Loved One With Dementia In The Midst Of A Pandemic
Anti-vaccine movement could undermine efforts to end coronavirus pandemic, researchers warn
The tyranny of the Congressional Budget Office
Alaska legislator compares pandemic safety measures at Capitol to Nazi treatment of Jews
There’s No Coronavirus Plan. There’s Just Donald and Jared. (there is a plan, but the observations about Kushner are very good)
Puerto Rico to hold statehood referendum amid disillusion
Coronavirus infected apres-ski in the Austrian Alps; criminal probe and litigation now follow
Peter Brancazio, Who Explored the Physics of Sports, Dies at 81
The New New Deal
COVID-19 impacts every corner of the Navajo Nation

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