Saturday Link Love: Coronavirus Roundup

Saturday Link Love: Coronavirus Roundup March 21, 2020

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier!

Before Virus Outbreak, a Cascade of Warnings Went Unheeded, New York Times—“Government exercises, including one last year, made clear that the U.S. was not ready for a pandemic like the coronavirus. But little was done.”

Congress Wanted Answers From Trump on Coronavirus. He Blew Them Off, on the Daily Beast—“She urged the administration to give them a price tag and details for an ’emergency supplemental appropriations’ by Feb. 10. But the appropriators got no response.”

Texas Anti-Vaxxers Fear Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines More Than the Virus Itself, on Texas Monthly—“Though a COVID-19 vaccine is likely still more than a year away, according to experts, concerns over mandatory vaccinations have spread throughout the anti-vaxxer community in Texas, which is one of the largest in the nation.”

The Trump Administration Drove Him Back to China, Where He Invented a Fast Coronavirus Test, on ProPublica—“A federal crackdown on professors’ undisclosed outside activities is achieving what China has long struggled to do: spur Chinese scientists to return home. In this crisis, it’s costing the U.S. intellectual firepower.”

Remember the Last Global Pandemic? Probably Not, on Bloomberg—“In 2009, a new strain of H1N1 influenza emerged. It did not cause anywhere near the disruption that Covid-19 has, and for good reason.”

The most predictable disaster in the history of the human race, on V0x—“No one can say we weren’t warned. And warned. And warned. A pandemic disease is the most predictable catastrophe in the history of the human race, if only because it has happened to the human race so many, many times before.”

Social Distancing: This is Not a Snow Day, on Medium—“No kid playdates, parties, sleepovers, or families/friends visiting each other’s houses and apartments.”

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