Here’s how Italians ‘quaranteamed’ 700 years ago CNN (The Rev Kev). The word quarintine comes from the Italian, referring to the forty day period Venice required ships to wait before they could enter the port.
The Quarantine is Failing because Our Institutions Weren’t Built For It Benjamin Studebker (UserFriendly)
April’s dumbest and most dangerous coronavirus declarations The Hill (re/silC))
How Cybercriminals are Weathering COVID-19 Krebs on Security. BC: “Fascinating info, especially the last paragraph that scammers are feeling ethical pangs (honor among thieves) against stealing from healthcare providers or using COVID19 as a part of a scam.”
In the future, touchscreens will be obsolete. This lab designs what’s next Digital Trends (The Rev Kev)
Covid-19 has blown apart the myth of Silicon Valley innovation MIT Technology Review. This conclusion will come as no surprise to our regular readers.
Trump Isn’t the First to Threaten WHO, but His Threat Is the Most Dangerous Inside Sources (micael)
Hundreds of cruise crew members have been stuck on ships for months, and they say there’s no end in sight Business Insider (The Rev Kev)
When will we get the Covid-19 vaccine? UnHerd (re/silC)
Suppression of COVID-19 outbreak in the municipality of Vo, Italy MedRxiv. This article is a preprint and has not been peer-reviewed.
How well can algorithms recognize your masked face? Ars Technica (.re/silC)
Low-Quality Masks Infiltrate U.S. Coronavirus Supply WSJ I’m shocked, simply shocked, to hear that cheap, rushed imports fail to meet basic quality standards.
Coronavirus patients could be cash cows for nursing homes LA Times J T McPhee: “Just when one thinks humans could not stoop any lower…”
Don’t Forget the Other Pandemic Killing Thousands of Americans Daily Beast (re/silC)
DeVos sued for seizing student loan borrowers’ wages during pandemic Politico (furzy)
– 4,400 meatpackers have COVID
– Trump relaxes OSHA rules for meatpackers
– GOP Gov move to block meatpackers from unemployment for refusing to work in COVID infected workplace
This and more in today’s newsletter https://t.co/jgQBHxnGvZ
— Mike Elk (@MikeElk) April 30, 2020
Forty days that prompted India Inc to write-off a quarter Economic Times
Coronavirus in Saudi Arabia: ‘Most’ of Mecca’s population may be infected Middle East Eye (BC)
Kill Me Now
Clinton-Obama in 2020? One former White House official says it’s possible MarketWatch. No, Obama Cannot Be Part of a Dream Clinton/Obama Ticket. Jonathan Turley. I agree with Turley here – constitutionally impossible. And I’m not surprised to see it was Mike Dorf who propounded such a dubious theory. For those keeping score, Dorf was a “co-author” of one of Harvard law professor Larry Tribe’s books.
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.