Swedish city to use chicken manure to deter crowds BBC (David L)
Would You Have Fallen for This Phone Scam? Krebs on Security (Robert M)
The Deepfake iPhone Apps Are Here LawFare (David L)
ILO: As job losses escalate, nearly half of global workforce at risk of losing livelihoods International Labour Organization
Elon Musk Tweets ‘FREE AMERICA NOW’ As His Coronavirus Predictions Prove Very Wrong Gizmodo. Kevin W: “Those workers aren’t going to exploit themselves now, are they?”
The Health Ministry has detected a mutation of Covid-19 with aggressive infectivity in Malaysia.
Director-General, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says, the mutation is linked to Case 26, who had travelled to Shanghai in January. pic.twitter.com/J0F7eMLYTF
— BFM News (@NewsBFM) April 30, 2020
Critical study of Gilead’s Covid-19 drug shows patients are responding to treatment, NIH says STAT. Not new, but see detail. Good sample size but broadcasting results without providing detailed data is not nice, particularly given Chinese study which found no benefit.
Link identified between dietary selenium and outcome of Covid-19 disease University of Surrey.
Microbe Mappers Are Tracking Covid-19’s Invisible Traces Wired (Dr. Kevin)
Covid-19 Literature Updates: Part 3 4/9-4/22 YouTube
This measles study shows how small towns help epidemics spread Futurity (resilc)
How Robots Are on the Front Lines in the Battle Against COVID-19 Smithsonian Magazine
Covid-19 forces Europe to rethink globalisation International Politics and Society (Micael)
Half of Americans Won’t Trust Contact-Tracing Apps, New Poll Finds ars technica. What decades of behaving badly reaps: “…only 41 percent of American adults have both the technological capacity and the will to use a contact-tracing app.”
Some School Districts Plan To End the Year Early, Call Remote Learning Too Tough Wall Street Journal
US Marriage Rate Falls to Lowest Level in 120 Years Sputnik (Kevin W)
Iranian scientist contracts coronavirus in U.S. jail Tehran Times
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) April 30, 2020
Memo says California governor will order all beaches closed Associated Press
A total of 964 members of the New York Police Department out sick with the coronavirus, the NYPD announced Wednesday evening. https://t.co/ys5ZdoWIkO
— CNN (@CNN) April 30, 2020
Trump’s Coronavirus Briefings Should Be Seen in Full New York Magazine
US G.D.P. Declined in First Quarter, With Worse Economy to Come New York Times (resilc)
The global data divide International Politics and Society (Micael)
Why Germany Will Never Be Europe’s Leader Bloomberg (vlade)
Backing the Wrong Horseman Craig Murray (J-LS). Important.
Trump’s Coming Victory Over the #MeToo Movement American Conservative
The Flynn documents are out. One line is as significant as it is shocking. Indeed, for those who have long seen a concerted effort to target the Trump Administration, the record fragment will read like a deep sea scroll of a deep state conspiracy.
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) April 30, 2020
AOC, Malcolm Turnbull, and the Famous Leather Jacket Lean Tossup (UserFriendly). Having actually met Turnbull one on one (Australia is fabulously egalitarian, or at least was 20 years ago; just about anyone would give you one meeting if you had an introduction), this is apt (although the Turnbull I met was very natty and his tailoring looked bespoke).
Biden himself should address the Tara Reade allegations and release relevant records Washington Post. Editorial.
New York state—deadliest failed state in the world.
Naturally, Dem Party hacks see this level of colossal failure and think: “Draft Cuomo!”https://t.co/0Z2omvCgRz
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) April 29, 2020
Tesla Reports Third Consecutive Quarterly Profit Despite Coronavirus Wall Street Journal
Appearing nightly, the Quest Diagnostics Air Force ars technica. What sexual favors did it take to get this piece published? As a prominent comment notes:
In comparison, both Labcorp (the second largest private testing firm in the country) and the Mayo Clinic just use FedEx for their sample delivery. (….source: I’ve worked for both)
Economics as Ideology (1): Introduction Policy Tensor (UserFriendly). Today’s must read.
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