Harry and Meghan tell UK tabloids they will no longer deal with them Guardian. Hmm. Doesn’t seem to be the time for this; are they really that unaware of what’s going on in the world?
Pig leads police officers on 45-minute pursuit before capture Fox 5 NY/ BC: “Looks exhausting. I bet all involved will sleep well tonight.”
Why some people don’t wash their hands BBC. Not NC readers, surely.
The four contests that will shape the post-Covid-19 world New Statesman David Miliband
Inside the Troubled Nursing Home Where 70 Died and Body Bags Piled UpNYT. This happened in Andover, a small town next to the one where I grew up.
Automobiles Seeded the Massive Coronavirus Epidemic in New York City Market Urbanism Dan K: “Valuable insight or data froth? Is the low rate of testing skewing these kinds of analyses? Do Furth’s findings merely reflect preferential factors in testing?
The differences in method and tone between the article and the Harris 2020 paper is kind of striking. Harris comes in with a hypothesis and seeks to demonstrate it in a rambling and somewhat haphazard way; Furth takes large datasets and looks for correlations, finds some and chases them a bit, ends with some hypothesis.
Neither of these is conclusive and contact/movement tracing, Furth is frankly conjectural, but Furth’s correlations and trends are strong enough for followup with more test coverage and carrier/contact tracing.”
Moi: They need to say Ubers – otherwise, people will think they mean regular passenger cars – which some of us who live in the outer boroughs, do keep, especially if we have a schedule that allows us to obey alternate side of the street parking rules.Underying Harris 2020 paper (not yet peer reviewed): THE SUBWAYS SEEDED THE MASSIVE CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC IN NEW YORK CITY
NYT Blames Maduro for Healthcare Horror, Downplays US Role FAIR (UserFriendly)
2bn phones cannot use Google and Apple contact-tracing tech FT. The deck: System developed by Silicon Valley relies on technology missing from older handsets. Oopsie. Consider what Kerala was able to do, maying old-fashioned legwork with some technology.
Trump administration, congressional leaders near deal on virus aid that includes major boost for small businesses WaPo UserFriendly: McConnell is the one trying to murder the states.
The White House Has Erected A Blockade Stopping States and Hospitals From Getting Coronavirus PPE New York magazine (chuck l)
Um No, The COVID-19 Protesters Are NOTHING Like Rosa Parks The MarySue (The Rev Kev)
Nova Scotia gunman kills at least 16 in shooting rampage Globe and Mail
Boris, Covid and The NHS: The Unvarnished Truth BS News (chuck l)
MSM China Hysteria Gets Way Crazier And Dumber Caitlin Johnstone
Fake news on Trump, China belies White House caution Asia Times (The Rev Kev)
The inability for PRC nationalists, at least many on Twitter, to understand that I can recognize I’m ethnic Han Chinese AND that my parents are Hong Konger and Taiwanese AND that I’m American, reveals a crude grasp of identity, citizenship, and just being in the 21st century.
— Melissa Chan (@melissakchan) April 19, 2020
Coronavirus in India: Creative face masks around India India Today. Some of these look a little, how do I say it: ramshackle?
Here is how different states are easing lockdown from today Indian Express
What Happens When More Than 300,000 Prisoners Are Locked Down? Marshall Project
Usual Cruelty it’s simpler than it looksUserFriendly
Dems’ Health Insurer Bailout Follows Bundled Checks from the Industry’s Lobbyists Sludge (UserFriendly)
Guillotine Watch ‘
Right to Repair
As Ventilators Become Crucial In Saving Lives, Repair Roadblocks Remain Kaiser Health News
Facebook and Google have been ordered to pay Aussie media companies for publishing their news, in a world first Business Insider (The Rev Kev)
Top Democratic Law Firm Helps Oil Companies Dodge Climate Regulations Sludge (UserFriendly)
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