Jonathan Wai"We must acknowledge the importance of mastering reality if we are to survive...Otherwise, governing and media elites’ lack of basic scientific and statistical literacy will doom us to fly blind in the face of future natural disasters." @razibkhan
Caleb Watney"Fast grants are $10k to $500k [for COVID-19 related projects] and decisions are made in under 48 hours. If we approve the grant, you'll receive payment as quickly as your university can receive it."
Under fire for refusing to support Tara Reade, Milano says she never thought #MeToo would "destroy innocent men."
Coleman HughesGrowing up, it was common knowledge that Fox news was biased. It came as a shock to learn that CNN and the NY Times were biased too.
Many liberals still believe that bias is what the other side does. Here is the cure for that delusion.
jackI’m moving $1B of my Square equity (~28% of my wealth) to #startsmall LLC to fund global COVID-19 relief. After we disarm this pandemic, the focus will shift to girl’s health and education, and UBI. It will operate transparently, all flows tracked here
The federal response was chaotic. Even so, the state’s and city’s own initial efforts failed to keep pace with the outbreak, The Times found.
Kendall TaggartIf NY and NYC had adopted widespread social-distancing measures a week or two earlier, including closing schools and restaurants, then the estimated death toll from might have been reduced by 50 to 80 %, said the former head of the CDC and city health dept
Natalie Shureso glad @zeynep wrote this. Park closures amount to "pandemic theatre," pushed less by medical pros or epidemiologists than by local officials wanting to look like they're "doing something" and "taking the virus seriously." Going to parks is good! 🌳🏞️
The president is failing, and Americans are paying for his failures.
Anne Applebaum"If somebody else had been president...Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Mike Pence, really almost anybody else—the United States would still have been afflicted by the coronavirus. But it would have been better prepared, and better able to respond."
Jonathan ChaitExcellent master narrative on Trump's responsibility for failing to contain the coronavirus by @davidfrum
The Atlantic"Sooner or later, every president must face a supreme test, a test that cannot be evaded by blather and bluff and bullying. That test has overwhelmed Trump," @davidfrum writes
A memo from Peter Navarro said failure to contain a coronavirus outbreak could lead to hundreds of thousands of deaths and trillions of dollars in economic losses. It is the most direct warning known to have circulated at a key moment among top...
It was early spring when British scientists laid out the bald truth to their government. It was "highly likely," they said, that there was now "sustained transmission" of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom.
When David French's kids returned from college, he laid down the rules. Soon he was playing video games–and finding strength as a family.
David FrenchWhen my oldest kids came home from college to shelter in place, I laid down the law -- no dorm life here. Ten days later, I'm finishing a Netflix binge at 2:30 a.m. and logging onto World of Warcraft. Me, in Time, on parenting college kids in quarantine