Study: Bilingualism does not make you ‘smarter’ Medical Express (RM)
USGS releases first-ever comprehensive geologic map of the Moon Phys.org (The Rev Kev)
Bernie Sanders: The Foundations of American Society Are Failing Us. NYT. Important. DD: “Did i miss this at NC? “ Moi: It is my fault that you’re seeing this in Links for the first time, even though it was published on the 19th and I have compiled Links on all but one day since. Mea culpa.
Top economist: US coronavirus response is like ‘third world’ country Guardian. Joseph Stiglitz.
How Bad Might It Get? Think the Great Depression Bloomberg (LJ)
‘It is disease that makes health sweet and good’ Asia Times. From earlier in the month; still germane. Pepe Escobar on Heraclitus.
Trump reverses course, says it’s ‘too soon’ for Georgia Gov. Kemp to reopen state NBC, The deck: The president said he told Gov. Brian Kemp “I disagree strongly” with his decision to reopen nail salons and tattoo parlors — but he won’t stop him. Moi: You’re kidding me: risk further infections, death, decline, to open NAIL SALONS and TATOO PARLORS?
We Should Be Adopting Stricter Measures, Not Loosening the Lockdown Der Spiegel. From earlier in the week; still germane.
McConnell Says He Favors Letting States Declare Bankruptcy Bloomberg (The Rev Kev)
Inside America’s unending testing snafu Politico (The Rev Kev)
If you imagine that a local business making surgical face masks is working 24/7, guess again Dallas Morning News (Katniss Everdeen)
Oil Tankers Surround California With Nowhere to Unload Bloomberg. furzy: “Why don’t they stop pumping up the stuff? ?”
Stray dogs and cats at risk of starvation during COVID-19 crisis in Thailand Channel News Asia (TYJ)
1. You see yourself. We know others see us in a typical meeting, but we imagine what they see, rather than know. The you on video is more complicated and specific than any conception of yourself. Easy to be self-conscious and insecure while seeing exactly what others see.
— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) April 21, 2020
The thing is, students have always felt this level of fatigue in long lecture classes with no pauses in the stream of information they are required to process. Now instructors understand how this feels. Letting people process information leads to better retention of it.
— Patricia O’Sullivan (@pattiosullivan) April 22, 2020
The reason Zoom calls drain your energy BBC (dan k)
Phylodynamics of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in Spain bioRxiv (ignacio). A reminder: these are preliminary reports that have not been peer-reviewed.
French researchers to test nicotine patches on coronavirus patients Guardian. Carla: “Well this is pretty stunning. Having quit smoking 29 years ago as of April 1, I’m thinking: hhhmmm, is it time to light up again?’
Here’s a trivia question: how many people quit smoking and don’t remember the exact date?
THE AMISH HEALTH CARE SYSTEM Slate Star Codex. PR: “Good article. Quote:
The Muslims claim Mohammed was the last of the prophets, and that after his death God stopped advising earthly religions. But sometimes modern faiths will make a decision so inspired that it could only have come from divine revelation. This is how I feel about the Amish belief that health insurance companies are evil, and that good Christians must have no traffic with them.”
BREAKING: Statement of priorities and commitments for action in global garment industry, broad consensus on joint action to protect garment workers’ income, health & employment and support manufacturers, as well as improving workers’ social protection: https://t.co/X4FdYOSldv pic.twitter.com/saEHKNYoNw
— IndustriALL (@IndustriALL_GU) April 22, 2020
China’s Coronavirus Diplomacy Has Finally Pushed Europe Too Far Bloomberg (furzy)
Dealing with China After COVID-19 Project Syndicate. Chris Patten.
Facebook-Reliance Jio deal to go to CCI, Trai may also step in Economic Times. And see Net neutrality laws likely to be tested in clearance for Facebook-Jio deal Economic Times. And Facebook, Jio should be transparent on data sharing: Experts Economic Times. Note that India embraced net neutrality regulation at about the same time the U.S. was jettisoning it, and that its competition authorities take a more jaundiced view of U.S. tech investments in domestic companies than do U.s. antitrust regulators.
“why didn’t you evacuate to the United States? why didn’t you go home? why are you praising these governments’ handling of coronavirus?” https://t.co/0RpF94M9Qm
— Lily Lynch (@lilyslynch) April 22, 2020
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.