Fast-charging damages electric car batteries TechXplore (Robert M)
Scientists Find a Way to Make Hydrogen Fuel Production 25x More Efficient Science Alert (Chuck L)
Statins starve cancer cells to death MedicalXpress (Robert M)
Sick People Across the U.S. Say They Are Being Denied the Coronavirus Test New York Times. Apparently true in Germany too. A friend of a friend has symptoms yet can’t get tested.
Why the U.S. is so far behind on coronavirus testing Axios (David L)
I did the math: a full battery of coronavirus testing costs at minimum $1,331.
I also did the legal research: the Administration has the authority to make testing free for every American TODAY.
I secured a commitment from a high-level Trump official that they’d actually do it. pic.twitter.com/RmolCtmNbG
— Rep. Katie Porter (@RepKatiePorter) March 12, 2020
Like so many Georgians, I am uninsured because I cannot afford private insurance & am not eligible for Medicaid. Coronavirus makes clear what so many working Americans already know: our healthcare system is broken.
— Nabilah Islam for Congress (@NabilahforGA07) March 12, 2020
Trump now makes the case for Namaste in the time of coronavirus Times of India (J-LS)
Israeli Research Center to Announce It Developed Coronavirus Vaccine Haaretz (David L)
How Does the Coronavirus Test Work? 5 Questions Answered Scientific American (David L)
Coronavirus: some recovered patients may have reduced lung function and are left gasping for air while walking briskly, Hong Kong doctors find South China Morning Post (martha r)
Satellite images show Iran has built mass graves amid coronavirus outbreak Guardian (Kevin W)
How Europe is responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Subhead: “POLITICO’s country-by-country guide to health, travel and economic measures.” And the latest: Belgium closes schools, bars and restaurants Politico
Coronavirus Shows Us America Is Broken New York Magazine (resilc)
‘It’s hell in there:’ NYC food stores mobbed amid coronavirus fears New York Post. Here in Birmingham, the CVS was unusually busy for the evening (as in not empty) but all that seemed to be sold out was hand sanitizer and alcohol. Toilet paper supply (which is not big at this CVS, it’s smaller than the average CCS) depleted but not exhausted.
No, New York City Is Not Shutting Down Over the Weekend, Despite What That Viral Text Message Said NY1. Now getting over the top rumors. Mind you, NYC will likely have to go into quasi shutdown at some point, but I don’t see how you do a full shutdown. Among other things, you need to keep the hospitals going. Old people dependent on food deliveries would starve and rot in their apartments. No staff allowed in to handle building ops. Etc.
As coronavirus becomes pandemic, scientists ask if lines on the map hold the key to contagion’s spread South China Morning Post (David L)
Coronavirus could force ISPs to abandon data caps forever TechCrunch. A tiny silver lining.
Live Coronavirus Map Used to Spread Malware Krebs on Security (Brian C)
Coronavirus trade disruption could start a ‘dash for cash’ Gillian Tett, Financial Times. Important.
Lagarde is right: we’re heading for 2008, or worse Richard Murphy
History says stock market unlikely to be rescued by emergency interest rate cuts MarketWatch (resilc)
Oil prices keep tumbling, with no sign of stopping CNN. Kevin W: “Conclusion: There will be cheap fuel for your car. But with lock-down you won’t be able to drive anywhere.”
Bitcoin Drops 50% in Epic Two-Day Tumble Bloomberg
U.S. Strikes Iran-Backed Militias in Iraq Wall Street Journal
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Federal Judge Orders Release of Chelsea Manning teleSUR English
Imperial Collapse Watch
Poll: Trump gets low marks on handling coronavirus The Hill (resilc). But not much disapproval. But taken before his awful speech and Thursday’s rout.
Inside the Oval Office, a Fierce Fight Over Trump’s Virus Speech Bloomberg. Vlade: “With advisers like these, who needs testing?”
How Trump Made America Far Less Prepared For Coronavirus Vanity Fair (resilc)
Exclusive: White House told federal health agency to classify coronavirus deliberations – sources Reuters (Chuck l). In case you missed it.
Donald Trump is the very worst person to handle the coronavirus crisis Guardian (resilc)
GOP chairman cancels Hunter Biden-related subpoena vote The Hill (UserFriendly)
Bernie Asked About Biden’s Dementia At Town Hall Jimmy Dore. Dore clearly unhappy but per UserFriendly: “I think Bernie’s answer struck just the right amount of diplomatically calling him demented.”
What Bernie Sanders Has That Joe Biden Doesn’t Jonathan Turley (Chuck L)
Two CFOs tell a tale of fraud at HealthSouth CFO Magazine (Chuck L)
Google’s Android TV terms hurt Amazon’s Fire TV efforts Protocol. Chuck L: “In a war between Google and Amazon, the comment of Kissinger regarding the Iran/Iraq war of the 1980s comes to mind: ‘The ideal outcome would be that they both lose.'”
Super-rich jet off to disaster bunkers amid coronavirus outbreak Guardian (Chuck L)
How to know if artificial intelligence is about to destroy civilization MIT Technology Review
Antidote du jour. Crittermom: “Photo capture was taken at just under 9,000′ elevation in the Rockies.”
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.