Today is Super Tuesday. Vote! Reports of turnout also welcome.
Earth may have been a ‘water world’ 3bn years ago, scientists find Guardian (The Rev Kev)
Age of Invention: Where Be Dragons? Age of Invention
Walter Bagehot, the Literary Banker National Review
Boris Johnson is all for unconventional families – unless they’re poor, of course Independent (The Rev Kev)
Quick update on the Turkey vs Syria, Russia and Iran The Saker The Rev Kev
While Muslims are being murdered in India, the rest of the world is too slow to condemn Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
A Battle for India’s Soul Jacobin
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
The Armoured Glass Box is an Instrument of Torture Craig Murray
Easily overlooked issues regarding COVID-19 Our Finite World
The neuroinvasive potential of SARS-CoV2 may be at least partially responsible for the respiratory failure of COVID-19 patients Journal of Medical Virology (AJC) Abstract: The neuroinvasive potential of SARS‐CoV2 may be at least partially responsible for the respiratory failure of COVID‐19 patients
The first economic modelling of coronavirus scenarios is grim for Australia, the world The Conversation (David L)
Coronavirus & Systems Fragility American Conservative (unsupervized)
BREAKING: I am announcing a new directive requiring NY health insurers to waive cost sharing associated with testing for #coronavirus, including emergency room, urgent care and office visits.
We can’t let cost be a barrier to access to COVID-19 testing for any New Yorker.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) 3 March 2020
NYC ER doctor: I have to ‘plead to test people’ for coronavirus YouTube (The Rev Kev) Moi: Frightening. A shambles. A national disgrace. Watch to the end.
T-rex Costume Funny Prank Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak just doing daily chores YouTube (JN) Moi : Where can I get one?
WHO handwashing technique. Notice the attention to between the fingers, back of fingers, and nails:
Super Tuesday brings a supersized election security challenge Politico. The concern is real, once you get past the ritualistic invocation of the Russians, the Russians, in the first paragraph. Handmarked, paper ballots, hand counted in public.
So a Candidate Has Dropped Out. What Happens to Their Delegates? Frontloading HQ (UserFriendly)
Dems Converge Around Dementia-Addled Warmonger Ahead Of Super Tuesday Caitlin Johnstone
California Is the First Big Test of Sanders’s Voter Turnout Machine FiveThirtyEight (UserFriendly)
California’s rules for independent party voters could suppress the Bernie vote Guardian. Greg Palast.
Canadian grocers have a smart approach to food waste TreeHugger I wonder what readers think of this. I don’t have a smartphone, so I don’t use apps. But I know I’m in the minority on this score. This app isn’t a waste panacea, but it seems to me it reduces food waste.
Antidote du Jour. TH: Anna’s Hummigbird, Ventura, California:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.