Saturday Link Love: The Babylon Bee, COVID-19, and Kids

Saturday Link Love: The Babylon Bee, COVID-19, and Kids April 18, 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!

The Babylon Bee Completely Misunderstands Boundaries. I Am Shocked. (note: not actually shocked), on Tell Me Why the World Is Weird—“The Babylon Bee is trash. I’m very happy to take every opportunity to remind people of this.”

Our Pandemic Summer, on the Atlantic—“‘Everyone wants to know when this will end,’ said Devi Sridhar, a public-health expert at the University of Edinburgh. ‘That’s not the right question. The right question is: How do we continue?'”

I’m an E.R. Doctor in New York. None of Us Will Ever Be the Same, on New York Times Magazine—“Though it has been only two weeks, I desperately ache for that time when a patient testing positive for Covid was a surprise.”

A New Statistic Reveals Why America’s COVID-19 Numbers Are Flat, on The Atlantic—“If the U.S. were a jar of 330 million jelly beans, then over the course of the outbreak, the health-care system has reached in with a bigger and bigger scoop. But every day, 20 percent of the beans it pulls out are positive for COVID-19.”

Carnival Executives Knew They Had a Virus Problem, But Kept the Party Going, on Bloomberg—“Carnival didn’t tell passengers they might have been exposed to the virus until the evening of Feb. 3, about 43 hours after the initial alert from Wallem was sent.”

Is The Federalist Just Straight Up Trying To Kill People? on Wonkette—“Are we living in Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery? Or The Wicker Man? Because it’s starting to feel that way. It’s almost as if they think their “freedoms” require human sacrifice. That some people have to die so that they can be free … to hang out on their private beaches.”

Parents, don’t diminish kids in #QuarantineLife, on Religious News Service—“They are not brittle, fragile beings we have to protect from the harsh realities of life. Nor are they blank slates we fill with our ideas absent thoughts of their own. They are dynamic human beings with a full range of emotions to receive and to contribute to family life.”

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