Links 5/26/20

Links for you. Science:

Antimalarial drug touted by President Trump is linked to increased risk of death in coronavirus patients, study says
The Black American Amputation Epidemic
University of Iowa researchers expect their coronavirus at-home spit test to be approved within weeks (excellent, if it pans out)
More evidence emerges on why covid-19 is so much worse than the flu
With the World on Pause, Salamanders Own the Road


What I Learned While I Was a Disease Detective at the C.D.C. Investigations require the careful management of egos, relationships and history.
When I call you, it means you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus. Contact tracing is laborious and stressful — and essential to reopening safely. (very)
Florida knew a COVID-19 pandemic was likely. State leaders didn’t warn the public.
Ten reasons why immunity passports are a bad idea
We Read The City’s 80-Page Report About How To Reopen D.C. So You Don’t Have To
Moderna unveiled encouraging coronavirus vaccine results. Then top execs dumped nearly $30 million of stock
Alternate Histories
‘The house was on fire.’ Top Chinese virologist on how China and U.S. have met the pandemic
Trump Hotel Rates Climb For July 4 Weekend As He Plans Bash On National Mall (people in D.C. are going to die because of this)
Europe’s Covid predicament – how do you solve a problem like the anti-vaxxers?
Some American nurses are facing pay cuts. But around the world, many are getting huge raises. (best healthcare system in the world!)
Can we stop pretending Trump is fit to be president?
Nita Pippins, A Mother Figure for Countless AIDS Patients, Dies Of Coronavirus
Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy? It is time to rename bases for American heroes — not racist traitors.
South Korea just flexed its contact-tracing power: After partiers with the coronavirus went to nightclubs, it found and tested 46,000 exposed people
The Time Is Ripe for More Socialism
Tokyo lifts state of emergency, braces for ‘new lifestyle’ with the virus
Did Japan Just Beat the Virus Without Lockdowns or Mass Testing?
University Leaders Are Failing: The pandemic reveals ineptitude at the top. Change is needed.
Gentrification in DC isn’t just a black and white issue
As The Coronavirus Tore Through Seattle, These Sex Workers Built A Hand Sanitizer Factory

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