Farewell to Fluffy An Englishman in Texas (Tam L). Please read this.
How the moon formed – new research The Conversation (Kevin W)
Plastivores: Remarkable waxworms devour plastic waste in BU study Brandon University (Kevin W)
New Species of Chlamydia Bacteria Found in the Arctic Ocean Interesting Engineering (resilc)
Machine Learning Takes On Antibiotic Resistance Quanta (David L)
Global stock rebound founders as coronavirus fears return Financial Times. Hardly surprising. Huge drops followed by large but still partial reversals is typical for crises, and this crisis is far from over. Plus investors still reacting as if this is primarily a financial crisis, not a real world catastrophe. WSJ is cheerier: Global Markets Calmer After Two Hectic Days
China is emerging as a global public goods provider as the US proves unable and unwilling to lead.
This is an important development, and if the trend continues, it’s one with potentially serious consequences for the US role in the world. https://t.co/6n5Hlm6FY8
— Rush Doshi (@RushDoshi) March 10, 2020
Software and Genetic Sequencing Track the Coronavirus’s Path Spectrum IEEE (David L)
Payments on mortgages to be suspended across Italy after coronavirus outbreak Reuters (martha r). Never in America….
Why are Korea’s Covid-19 death rates so low? Asia Times. That may be on the wane:
Health minister Nadine Dorries tests POSITIVE for coronavirus after a week of meeting people in Parliament and attending a reception with Boris Johnson – as UK cases rise by 61 in a day to 382 Daily Mail
When coronavirus is growing exponentially, everything looks fine until it doesn’t Washington Post (Dr. Kevin)
Will COVID-19 Kill Globalization? CounterPunch (resilc)
Coronanomics 101 Barry Eichengreen, Project Syndicate (David L)
U.S. Treasury Likely to Push Back April 15 Tax Filing Deadline, Sources Say Wall Street Journal. Silly and shows how little the Administration is prepared to do.
‘Stealth Attack on Social Security’: Trump Condemned for Exploiting Coronavirus Crisis to Push Payroll Tax Cut Common Dreams. Likely you worked that out already, but it might be easier to circulate this piece than ‘splain it to people you know.
Harvard tells students not to return from spring break MIT Technology Review
CDC Director Redfield Testifies on Coronavirus C-SPAN (Kevin C)
The Lasting Effects of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic Marginal Revolution (resilc). A friend who has a pregnant daughter in law is freaking out.
Engineer Who Attended RSA Cybersecurity Event Contracts Coronavirus Bloomberg. Read details. It isn’t only old people who are at risk. 45 year old guy not only hospitalized, but in a medically-induced coma on a ventilator.
Matt Gaetz Wore a Gas Mask to Mock Coronavirus Concerns. Now He’s in Quarantine. Mother Jones (resilc)
Canada to Huawei: do an IPO with us South China Morning Post (resilc)
The Peace Corps Breaks Ties with China New Yorker
Imperial Collapse Watch
US Navy Secretary: We May Not Buy Any More Ford-Class Aircraft Carriers Sputnik (Kevin W)
An Illustrated Guide to Mean Things People Say About National Parks – Atlas Obscura (Dr. Kevin)
Court: House entitled to Mueller probe grand jury testimony Associated Press (David L)
Democrats scrap live audience for Arizona debate The Hill. Thank goodness, no stacked audience.
Joe Biden’s Strategy to Limit Gaffes: Talk Less Vanity Fair (resilc). When you are losing Vanity Fair…
Angry Joe Biden Tells Detroit Worker ‘You’re Full Of Sh**’ WWJ Newsradio 950. NBC Evening News had a short and very much sanitized version.
Democrats, You Really Do Not Want To Nominate Joe Biden Current Affairs (resilc)
Joe Biden, Not Bernie Sanders, Is the True Scandinavian New York Times. Kevin W: “From the Mustache of Understanding.”
Biden Opens an All-But-Insurmountable Lead Over Sanders Bloomberg. tons of party and media pressure for Sanders to resign before the March 15 debate in Phoenix.
#LoseWithBiden is now top trending on Twitter. For instance:
— ♡ (@AlytaDeLeon) March 11, 2020
More important, #DemExit has been top trending all day. For instance:
More #VoterSuppression, this time in #MichiganPrimary: student voters are being forced to wait an AVERAGE of 3 HOURS. Suppressing the youth vote is one of the establishment's favorite tricks. In state after state, we've seen them fix this election right before our eyes. #DemExit https://t.co/b2AmyqQ0bk
— Dr. Jill Stein? (@DrJillStein) March 11, 2020
That's just you denying reality. #DemExit was a top five trend today because they were forced to expose themselves. You don't want anyone challenging them in mainstream circles. You want us to self segregate into impotent fringe echo chambers.https://t.co/D5ULa62EQx
— Caitlin Johnstone ⏳ (@caitoz) March 11, 2020
Bernie Sanders is all but done Politico. Lead story.
Sanders’ Commitment to Peace and Diplomacy American Conservative. Resilc: “The DNC has Russia on the brain 24/7/365.”
What We Learned From Bloomberg’s Online Campaign Lawfare (David L)
Federal Court Order a Win for CalSavers California State Treasurer (Glenn F)
How Your Airbnb Host Is Feeling the Pain of the Coronavirus New York Times (Kevin W). While I know a few readers really are just renting out a spare bedroom, the majority of AirBnB lessors are distorting housing markets by buying or renting properties solely for the purpose of evading regs and hotel taxes (which support YOUR community). Time these profiteers take a hit.
Antidote du jour (Cliff V):
And a bonus from Dan K:
Why is baby dino so baby pic.twitter.com/PT9syLDkE4
— Oregon Zoo (@OregonZoo) March 4, 2020
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.