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Links 5/17/2020


Links 5/17/2020


2020 looks like the year US renewables first out-produce coal Ars Technica

The Carrier is Vulnerable and Obsolete’ according to 100 years worth of military journals Duffelblog


Restaurant Finds A Genius Way To Help Their Customers Feel Less Lonely While Social Distancing Using Pandas (10 Pics) Bored Panda. How could I resist that headline?

Daily new cases by countries Sergey Kashin

Will the coronavirus mean the end of cash? Treehugger

Pandemic planning becomes political weapon as deaths mount AP

Coronavirus and the prospect of mass involuntary euthanasia Al Jazeera

Why East beat West on Covid-19 (Part 2) Asia Times And Part 1 for those who missed it.

No Vaccine in Sight New Republic

COVID-19 Planning: Is It Time to Nationalize Big Pharma? Counterpunch

CDC director says that all of their models predict coronavirus deaths will accelerate in coming weeks and toll will exceed 100,000 by June Daily Mail

People Hated Masks During The Last Pandemic Too American Conservative

Stores Stress Over How to Handle a Customer Who Won’t Wear a Mask WSJ

PPE chic takes off at Asia’s trend-setter airlines Asia Times

Why American life went on as normal during the killer pandemic of 1969 NY Post

Thailand’s travel industry readies for relaunch FT

California newsrooms know how to prepare for disasters Columbia Journalism Review

Cuba’s Resilience Through Economic Crisis Prepared It for COVID Health Crisis Truthout


A human monoclonal antibody blocking SARS-CoV-2 infection Nature Communications

VA says it won’t stop use of unproven drug on vets for now AP

FDA suspends Gates-backed at-home COVID-19 testing program Reuters

‘Llamas are the real unicorns’: why they could be our secret weapon against coronavirus Guardian

Health Care

Class Warfare

Less than a movie ticket or ‘impossible to overpay’? Experts name their price for remdesivir Stat

Can fast fashion’s $2.5tn supply chain be stitched back together? FT

Why the Neoliberals Won’t Let This Crisis Go to Waste Jacobin

America’s corporate elite must stop treating coronavirus as an obstacle to profit Guardian


A State-by-State Look at Coronavirus in Prisons Marshall Project

Food Security

Preventing a COVID-19 Food Crisis  Project Syndicate

The Sickness in Our Food Supply New York Review of Books Michael Pollan.


Italy to allow travel to and from abroad from June 3 Reuters


Mumbai claims to have enough Covid-19 beds. So why are hospitals turning patients away? Scroll

Ground Report: What Really Happened in Violence-hit Telinipara, West Bengal The Wire

Analysis: Who has been put on the committees to advise India on its fight against the coronavirus? Scroll

The unsurpassed 125-year-old network that feeds Mumbai BBC


US Senate passes Uygur Human Rights Policy Act SCMP

Does no-one have the guts to tackle China on the Uighurs? Qantara

China’s Economic Recovery Might Be Slower Than Expected Jing Daily

Coronavirus latest: China’s attitude makes trade hard, Australia warns FT

Coronavirus pandemic pushes US and China into new Cold War Nikkei Asian Review

Battle looms at WHO meeting as pressure mounts on China over coronavirus inquiry SCMP


The Danger of People Starving to Death Is Greater than the Danger from the Virus Der Spiegel

Trump Transition

Washington Post’s Rubin Misrepresents Emoluments Ruling in Latest Trump-Fueled Gaffe Jonathan Turley

Obama claims his presidency was free from scandal — but he’s full of it NY Post. Yes, I am aware this is the NY Post.

Barack Obama attacks Trump administration’s response to coronavirus pandemic Guardian

Obama criticizes nation’s leaders for bungled handling of coronavirus pandemic Seattle Times



Sanders adviser warns of ‘alarming trends’ that could lead to Biden’s defeat The Hill

The pre-election number Trump’s team reportedly fears the most is the COVID-19 ‘body count’ The Week

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