Ferocious Raptor Discovered In New Mexico Was A Speedy Hunter Gizmodo (Kevin W)
Comet Atlas could be the brightest comet in decades The Next Web (Alan T)
Tree rings could pin down Thera volcano eruption date PhysOrg (Chuck L)
First Antarctic heatwave recorded at Casey research station antarctica.gov.au (Kevin W)
Amateur team builds ultra-efficient electric car in a barn Yale Climate Connections
Huge ecosystems could collapse in less than 50 years The Conversation
Blood test detects wide range of cancers, available to at risk individuals in clinical study MedicalXpress (Chuck L)
Pigeons probably think we’re extinct
— Saritaaa (@bxsarrr) March 29, 2020
— Happy Cat (@HappyCatCentral) March 31, 2020
I’ve not been out for a few days but apparently goats are in charge now that seems finepic.twitter.com/XafgKrA7PG
— end of daves ❄️ 🥕 🧻 (@davemacladd) March 31, 2020
Inga is 85. Karsten is 89.
She lives in Denmark. He lives in Germany.
They’re in love.
When coronavirus closed their border, they didn’t let it stop them. They still meet everyday like this for lunch.
This is what real love looks like!
— Goodable (@Goodable) March 30, 2020
Yuval Noah Harari: the world after coronavirus Financial Times (David L). Unintentionally making the case for dumbphones or burner smart phones.
FDA Issues Limited Emergency Use For Two Drugs Used To Treat Malaria CNN. This is bizarre and comes off like a Trump-pressured PR stunt. Any MD can prescribe these meds as an “off-label” use. Even worse, this authorization does not contain a requirement to submit data to the FDA. It does allow for the release of supplies from stockpiles to hospitals and does provide for a fact sheet to be distributed. However…..
Protective equipment being diverted from care homes to hospitals, say bosses Guardian (Kevin W)
Coronavirus: Homeless people ‘scared and hungry’ on streets despite promise to house them over weekend
‘People on the streets are struggling because the normal sources of food have gone,’ says Crisis
— Michael (@therightarticle) March 31, 2020
Don’t be fooled by Johnson’s new letter. The UK government has, for two months, systematically flouted World Health Organisation advice on how to deal with this pandemic.
Full video: https://t.co/5JghTsEOHM
— Rupert Read 🌍 (@GreenRupertRead) March 30, 2020
On @nytimes homepage now: Over 12,000 medical workers in Spain are infected with #Covid19. Facing a grave shortage in protective gear, these “health care kamikazes” show us how they make gowns & shields from trash bags & O.R. supplies. By @tiefenthaeler https://t.co/yMWjrUc4QH
— Malachy Browne (@malachybrowne) March 30, 2020
Kick Hungary out of the EU. https://t.co/z71dtUvtWw
— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) March 30, 2020
From Politico’s European newsletter:
TOO MUCH, EVEN FOR THE DUTCH? Politicians and economists in the Netherlands, meanwhile, have accused Prime Minster Mark Rutte’s government of going too far in rejecting corona bonds to help countries hit hardest by the coronavirus, and by calling for the EU to probe why those states don’t have the financial buffers to cope better with the economic shock, write Hans von der Burchard and Eline Schaart.
HOW DO WE GET DOWN FROM HERE? The most pressing question in European politics now, as it so often is when a policy debate gets this emotional, is how the combatants will manage to climb back down from their perches among the tree tops. The dispute over the right economic answer to a downturn of an unknown size and course — one dip, or two, for example? — will continue for a while, certainly beyond the end of next week, when finance ministers are due to file their aforementioned homework.
Coronavirus: How Dubai, Saudi returnees slipped under radar, leading to spike in cases Times of India (J-LS)
This is the time to waive sanctions on Venezuela Financial Times. Editorial. As a cross-post suggested a while back…
Bolsonaro threatens to sack health minister over coronavirus criticism Guardiann (UserFriendly)
Coronavirus Slowdown in Seattle Suggests Restrictions Are Working New York Times (UserFriendly)
Virginia Gov. Northam Issues Stay-at-Home Order NBCWashington
Every hotel in Vegas is completely empty right now. https://t.co/Tar4kjuSkl
— Krystal Ball (@krystalball) March 30, 2020
My neighbor didn’t show up for work. His boss called the cops to do a “welfare check.” They shot and killed him.
It’s 2020. Everything is canceled except for police terror.
— Nick Estes (@nick_w_estes) March 31, 2020
No running water. No electricity. On Navajo Nation, coronavirus creates worry and confusion as cases surge Los Angeles Times (Glenn F)
New York’s Empire State Building was lit up like an ambulance siren on Monday night in tribute to medical workers fighting coronavirus.
— CNN (@CNN) March 31, 2020
Trump administration in talks with India to avoid U.S. drug supply shortage NBC. Ahem, pretty much all the active ingredients come from China.
It’s so much easier for an airline exec to apply for $32 billion in bailout money than for a random poor person to apply for food stamps. (ht @amandalfischer) https://t.co/DcifMRMKoW pic.twitter.com/MZgDXYBce5
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) March 31, 2020
America’s Diseased Politics New Republic (resilc)
Could Oil Really Fall To $0? OilPrice
Trash Industry Braces for Potential Deluge of Coronavirus Waste Wall Street Journal (resilc)
Debt Collection Deems Itself Essential Amid Coronavirus Crisis Intercept (Chuck L)
Gulf faces recession as oil deluge meets Covid-19 Asia Times (Kevin W)
Why it matters that Boris Johnson thinks ‘there is such a thing as society’ The Conversation (Kevin W)
Unsanitized: Covidien’s Story Is Corporate America’s Story American Prospect
Amazon Worker Who Led Strike Over Virus Says Company Fired Him Bloomberg (martha r)
Because we normally only tip people we deal with directly and make eye contact with, we end up not tipping people doing no-contact deliveries. pic.twitter.com/5CX82KivNd
— Felix Salmon (@felixsalmon) March 30, 2020
— Moumita🌹Bernie for President (@disruptionary) March 30, 2020
FAQ: What to Do on April 1 Housing Justice For All
Saudi Arabia’s Dwindling Influence American Conservative
Reality Has Endorsed Bernie Sanders New Yorker (martha r)
Bernie Sanders won’t leave the presidential race and some Democrats have a problem with that. Washington Post. UserFriendly: “These people are so stupid. They treat voters like brain dead zombies.”
Tom Perez Put Corporate Lobbyists in Charge of the DNC’s Budget Sludge (UserFriendly)
Now this is powerful!
(though whoever wrote those notes for him should probably use better (and bigger) penmanship)pic.twitter.com/GpX20vb7zp
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 30, 2020
Boulder County Wants Insurance Companies To Ditch Their Fossil Fuel Investments Colorado Public Radio
CalPERS allocates $375 million to emerging manager real estate fund Pensions & Investments (Kevin W)
Antidote du jour. Leroy: “Macaws on balcony, Caracas”:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here