Links 5/24/20

Links for you. Science:

metaviralSPAdes: assembly of viruses from metagenomic data
Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Stronger, Researchers Find
Foreign STEM Graduates Are Being Shut Out of the U.S. Job Market
High-Throughput Diagnostic COVID-19 Sequencing Assays May Enable Large-Scale Testing
Pleiotropy complicates a trade-off between phage resistance and antibiotic resistance


We Have to Start Regularly Testing People Who Aren’t Sick: It’s time to stop playing catch-up on COVID-19. We need widespread surveillance screening. (excellent, must-read)
The Prophecies of Q: American conspiracy theories are entering a dangerous new phase. (“To look at QAnon is to see not just a conspiracy theory but the birth of a new religion.”)
Trump’s latest campaign stunt is a bust. Stop granting him magical powers.
The Big Failure of Small Government
Everybody Hates the SBA: How did one of the most addled government agencies end up as our last line of pandemic defense?
Calling health care workers ‘heroes’ harms all of us (agreed)
It’s a good day. (COVID-19 isn’t a fun disease at all)
Exodus: Why DC’s Jewish community left the central corridors, then came back
I’m an NHS doctor – and I’ve had enough of people clapping for me
As the Nation Begins Virus Tracing, It Could Learn From This N.J. City
Main Street in America: 62 Photos That Show How COVID-19 Changed the Look of Everyday Life
Aiming for novelty in coronavirus coverage, journalists end up sensationalizing the trivial and untrue
How Stanford Lost Its Soul: A distinguished university known for its embrace of corporate funding has come down with a bad case of Covid-19 contrarianism.
Why Cape Town has 10 percent of Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases (this is a very hit-or-miss kind of spread)
America’s seniors, sacrificed on the altar of reopening
The Sheer Number of School Districts Is Tilting the Playing Field
The start-up economy is fundamentally broken. The virus will make it worse.
One final viral infusion: Trump’s move to block travel from Europe triggered chaos and a surge of passengers from the outbreak’s center
How a southern Indian state crushed its coronavirus outbreak.
Trust Donald Trump to make Henry Ford’s virulent anti-Semitism relevant again
Republicans wrestle with conspiracy-theory advocate winning Senate primary

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