Links for you. Science:
New research rewrites history of when Covid-19 took off in the U.S. — and points to missed chances to stop it (“Our finding that the virus associated with the first known transmission network in the U.S. did not enter the country until mid-February is sobering, since it demonstrates that the window of opportunity to block sustained transmission of the virus stretched all the way until that point.“)
The world needs Covid-19 vaccines. It may also be overestimating their power
Bow, Humans: Trillions of Cicadas Are Going to Rule America
Scientists vs politicians: the reality check for ‘warp speed’ vaccine research
Online COVID-19 Dashboard Calculates How Risky Reopenings and Gatherings Can Be
How covid-19 is accelerating the threat of antimicrobial resistance
America’s response to coronavirus pandemic is ‘incomprehensibly incoherent,’ says historian who studied the 1918 flu
The director of National Nurses United on the lack of PPE during the pandemic: ‘This is just out of control’
We Need a Class War, Not a Culture War
Why military-style gear at protests rings hollow
Trump Can’t Just Make Country Re-Open. He Has To Actually Stem the Outbreak.
The American ideology, on the left and the right, that props up inequality
Joe Biden’s Friend From JPMorgan Chase./Peter Scher, a Biden ally tipped as a possible high-level official in his White House, lays bare the difficulties of reconciling progressive populism and corporate-friendly technocracy.
What Living Through the Polio Epidemic Taught Me About COVID-19
Remember Their Names: NYC Veterans Nursing Home Staff Leaks List of 48 Who Died
These Labs Rushed to Test for Coronavirus. They Had Few Takers. The fragmented U.S. health care system has hampered efforts to expand coronavirus testing, by making it difficult for hospitals to switch to new labs with ample capacity.
Cities are closing streets to make way for restaurants and pedestrians
Hydroxychloroquine Isn’t a Joke It’s a Scandal
America’s Police Prepared for the Wrong Enemy. Militarized U.S. police forces need to go back to serving communities first.
Hogan empowered local leaders to continue their shutdowns. They wish he hadn’t.
The Border Between Red and Blue America. With suburbia now split in two parts, we needed a more precise method to distinguish them.
The Housing Vultures
Billionaires Cowboy Up and Turn Wyoming Into a Gated Community
Old School Dungeons & Dragons: Part 15
Donald Trump’s problems with senior voters started long before the coronavirus
American Cities Are Built for Cars. The Coronavirus Could Change That.
CDC revises its guidelines on surface contact — prompting an outbreak of misleading headlines