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Solar Winds Hitting Earth Are Hotter Than They Should Be, And We May Finally Know Why Science Alert (The Rev Kev))
Why We Should Love The Post Office American Conservative
LIFE, IN PURGATORY (A TWAINIAC QUARANTINE DIARY) Center for Mark Twain Studies
FINANCIAL CRIME IN AN INFECTIOUS WORLD Crime Reads
The city in a time of plague Asia Times. Pepe Escobar
Staying Angry London Review of Books
The Coronavirus in America: The Year Ahead NYT (The Rev Kev)
Up to 4% of Silicon Valley is already infected with coronavirus MIT Technology Review (David L).
Delayed clearance of SARS-CoV2 in male compared to female patients: High ACE2 expression in testes suggests possible existence of gender-specific viral reservoirs medRxiv (preprint, not yet peer reviewed)
Boston ER doctor reports an alarming trend of COVID-19 patients returning to hospital ‘sicker’ and in need of a ventilator Business Insider (The Rev Kev)
World View: Politicians must not hide behind scientists Irish Times (Plutonium Kun). Important.
Contamination at CDC lab delayed rollout of coronavirus tests WaPo. Important.
New Jersey cops find 17 bodies stuffed inside tiny nursing home morgue NY Post. Jerri-Lynn here: This happened in Andover, a small NJ town next to Green Township, where I grew up.
Poll Shows Majority of Americans Support Canceling Rent and Suspending Mortgage Payments During Pandemic Common Dreams. Sensible, but good luck with that.
Will Big Pharma Fleece Us On A COVID Treatment That We Helped Fund? Too Much Information. David Sirota.
Nearly 20 Republican lawmakers are considering returning to DC next week in defiance of recess extended to May Business Insider (The Rev Kev)
friend of mine who works for a studio in Lansing took some pictures of the one in Michigan & then showed them to me – what the fucking media is doing here is criminal; if you see a regular wide angle, it’s literally a bunch of yahoos who barely leave their cars & 8 guys w/ flags
— Hunter Prado, PhD (@NatSecReporter) April 19, 2020
The Dreaded Stealth Layoff Rears Its Ugly Head Above the Law
80% of the tax cut in the bailout “went to just 43,000 taxpayers each earning over $1 million a year. The average tax break for those 43,000 individuals was $1.6 million.” https://t.co/ia9TP6LfbR
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) April 17, 2020
Brexit: The transition, the extension and the pandemic RTE (Plutonium Kun) Tony Connelly
Coronavirus: 38 days when Britain sleepwalked into disaster Sunday Times (Col. Smithers)
Bon Dylan – Everything is Broken Worth 4 minutes of your time this Sunday – for the apt lyrics alone.
What the world can learn from Kerala about how to fight covid-19 MIT Technology Review. Kerala is the state with the best health care in India, a legacy of left-wing governments.
Imperial Collapse Watch
We Could Sue Beijing, But Careful America What You Wish For American Conservative
Antidote du Jour. WB: “Flicker smacked my window and knocked itself silly.”:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.