Crabs are chomping salt marshes down to Florida Futurity (resilc)
Microbiologists at Caltech discovered a bacteria that feeds on manganese metal Slashgear (David L)
The Scandal of Our Drug Supply New York Review of Books (Kevin C). Important.
Americans watching other countries that have gotten Covid under control. pic.twitter.com/6dGIqYlnIG
— Duchess of Wakanda @HRComedy (@hadiyah) July 16, 2020
Why governments have the right to require masks in public ScienceBlog (Dr. Kevin)
The New Must-Have Museum Souvenir: Face Masks New York Times (resilc)
COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool Georgia Tech (ChiGal)
Coronavirus: no easy way out of pandemic, even with a vaccine, experts say South China Morning Post
New Yorkers Advised to Avoid LabCorp, Quest Coronavirus Tests Bloomberg. Wonder why other states aren’t following suit….any place with a med school, a large outpatient clinic, or a hospital system has labs. Why aren’t they being asked/ordered to process Covid-19 tests?
NEW—Speed of testing is most critical factor in success of contact tracing strategies to slow #COVID19; a delay of 3 days or more between symptom onset & testing will not reduce onward transmission of virus sufficiently: a modelling study @TheLancetPH https://t.co/fMuK523UzM pic.twitter.com/Nf2aEU0NIG
— The Lancet (@TheLancet) July 17, 2020
Baby Was Infected With Coronavirus In Womb, Study Reports New York Times. So a friend’s pregnant MD daughter was not nuts to be in extreme avoidance of people mode.
Reopening K-12 Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Press release here.
Laura Brown: “We honor Dr Anthony Fauci with this special cover of @instylemagazine.” Instagram (Dr. Kevin)
Senate GOP Aims to Funnel Covid Liability Cases to Federal Courts Wall Street Journal
Why Won’t Trump Spend What Is Needed to Save His Presidency? New York Magazine
Federal Aid Helped Wide Swath of Small Businesses, Needy or Not Wall Street Journal
Recovering fully from the coronavirus shock will require large increases in federal debt—and there’s nothing wrong with that Economic Policy Institute. “Debt”. Sigh.
Investor group lambasts ‘earnings before coronavirus’ Financial Times. Investors who agreed to idiocy like cov-lite can hardly complain when it comes back to bite them.
World splitting into pro and anti-Huawei camps Asia Times (Kevin W)
New Cold War
The man who drove the US out of Afghanistan Asia Times (Kevin W)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Who’s Behind Wednesday’s Epic Twitter Hack? Brian Krebs
Imperial Collapse Watch
Isoliert, auf hoher See – plötzlich ist die Crew Corona-positiv Die Welt (guurst). Google translate: Isolated, on the high seas – suddenly the crew is Corona positive
Trump Administration Discussing Travel Ban on China’s Communist Party Members Wall Street Journal
Donald J. Trump, or Osama bin Laden’s Revenge Tom Engelhardt
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Hawley calls for civil rights probe of prosecutor investigating gun-wielding St. Louis couple The Hill. Help me. The basis for prosecution is not having a gun, but threatening people engaged in lawful activity. And the “private road” business has been misconstrued. It means the road is closed to cars but open to pedestrians.
Troy Harlow has always made sure to pay his mortgage on time. Wells Fargo had other plans for him. Gretchen Morgenson, NBC (Jim B). Wells just can’t control itself….
Economists on the Run Foreign Policy (David L). From last year but still of interest.
The true story of the heartthrob prince of Qatar and his time at USC Los Angeles Times
On June 19, the Fed bought $4,000,000 worth of $AMZN bonds with a .4% coupon, maturing in 3 years.
On June 18, the Fed bought $4,000,000 worth of $AAPL bonds with a .75% coupon, maturing in 3 years
Another $8,000,000 on June 24th
Your $600 PUA runs out in a few weeks, Amerika
— SheepleAnalytics (@SheepleAnalytic) July 16, 2020
— Yoav Gonen (@yoavgonen) July 16, 2020
Explainable AI under contract and tort law: legal incentives and technical challenges Artificial Intelligence and Law (David L)
Antidote du jour (Leroy R):
And a bonus (Kevin W). This ‘roo looks like a juvenile or maybe a wallaby. And it barely put up a fight, which means either it is tame or not feeling so hot.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.