Some churches confront virus restrictions on Easter services AP. “We can’t do what God called us to do on livestream.” Not clear to me why God wants his chosen people to spread a lethal respiratory virus, but you do you.
Strays feel the bite as pandemic spreads Agence France Presse
How are some drivers trying to get into the Keys? With counterfeit stickers, sheriff says Florida Keys News (Re Silc).
Science is popping:
— Jesse Burk-Rafel (@jbrafel) April 6, 2020
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Correlation between universal BCG vaccination policy and reduced morbidity and mortality for COVID-19: an epidemiological study (PDF) Aaron Miller, Mac Josh Reandelar, Kimberly Fasciglione, Violeta Roumenova, Yan Li, and Gonzalo H. Otazu, medrXiv
Lice drug a head-scratching Covid-19 home remedy Asia Times (Re Silc).
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‘False negatives’ queering the pitch in Covid fight Times of India
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Mystery surrounds ‘cured’ patients who tested positive FT and Fifty-one recovered coronavirus patients test positive AGAIN in South Korea amid fears virus can hide in human cells and reactivate Daily Mail
Researchers modelling the spread of the coronavirus emphasise the importance of avoiding busy indoor spaces (press release) Alto University. Makes sense, given results on bus travel in China (another enclosed space).
Jennifer Nuzzo: “We’re Definitely Not Overreacting” to COVID-19 JSTOR Daily. Respiratory pathogen expert.
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Believe it or not, people are still booking cruises for next year Los Angeles Times. More petri dishes.
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The Fed finds another kitchen sink to throw at us The Reformed Broker
Kudlow Says U.S. Should Allow Firms ‘100% Immediate Expensing’ Bloomberg. “[Larry Kudlow] said the U.S. should allow companies to deduct the entire cost of capital spending, including relocating from China.” Japan as well. Maybe claw back some of the profits from offshoring?
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Guest Editorial: “Even If Offered a Loan from the Paycheck Protection Program, I Probably Won’t Take It” Portland Mercury (notabanker).
Roll Call for Congress’s Coronavirus Bailout The Intercept. “The Intercept’s roll call is in progress below. If you have information about the position taken by your congressperson or any congressperson on this list, fill out our survey here.”
Are We Entering A New Era Of State Nullification? The American Conservative
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Stop covid or save the economy? We can do both MIT Technology Review
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Remedies and ameliorations:
Trashy Fashion: Dressing Up To Take The Bins Out In Virus Lockdown Agence France Presse
Medical Student COVID-19 Curriculum COVID-19 Student Response (JT McPhee).
How the Coronavirus Is Testing Putin’s Leadership—and the System He Created Stephen F. Cohen, The Nation
COVID-19 Siberia Update: Life in the Village Sarah Lindemann-Komarova, Medium
New Cold War
Nuclear Arms Nightmare: Don’t Let New START Die The National Interest
Exposing the Disinformation Industry Irrussianality
Guayaquil – The Epicentre of Latin America’s Coronavirus Crisis LatAm Investor (Dom).
What If Trump Wins? Washington Monthly (Re Silc). An aggregation of expert opinion on policy consequences.
Former Clinton Staffers Invited To “Bye, Bye Bernard” Zoom Call (It’s Now Canceled) Buzzfeed. I wonder what platform they moved it to, and how long it will take for clips to leak.
Biden releases plans to expand Medicare, forgive student debt The Hill. I’ll have to look at the fine print, but tacking left in the primary, and then right in the general, is the oldest trick in the book.
Sanders to keep staffers on health care plan through November NBC. In great contrast to the world’s ninth richest man.
The Sanders campaign or movement or whatever it is should be centering all these:
— André Joseph Gallant (@andrejgallant) April 9, 2020
Our Famously Free Press
Imperial Collapse Watch
Unleash the Privateers! U.S. Naval Institute. “The United States should issue letters of marque to fight Chinese aggression at sea.”
Virus Sparks Prison Riot, Hits More WA Long-Term Care Homes US News. Petri dishes everywhere…
Large scale releases and public safety Prison Policy Initiative
Land-grab universities High Country News
The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 13 The Atlantic
Just a guy and his pet duck at home during the quarantine… pic.twitter.com/sakSelAJzf
— Cute Animal Vines (@CuteAnimaIVines) April 7, 2020
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.