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A snarky reading of this would be “Conservatives have always been more right then liberals” but that would be mean to Benjamin Rush who did his best. Having send that, many conventional treatments for Covid pushed by doctors (like ventilators) have also shown themselves to be harmful so that is also a parallel. Americans Have Always Politicized Public Health

Not in the Bee. Minnesota Governor and Media Blame White Nationalists and Russians for Riots

Russians are scary I guess. Riot Police, National Guard ‘Completely Abandon’ Perimeter in Minneapolis, Chased Away by Protesters

All those people who were up in arms because protesters against the lock down were literally killing people are strangely silent. Mayor Frey Gives Masks to Rioters But Says Opening Churches Would Be a ‘Public Health Disaster’ and also De Blasio backs George Floyd protests despite coronavirus gathering ban

If they were changed every hour and people did not pull them down to talk they might help. But that is never going to happen. More evidence masks are merely a symbolic gesture

Fang Fang’s “Wuhan Diary”

After day of fiery protests, uneasy calm in Seattle

Coming soon to a broke city/town near you? New Speed Limit Turns DC Into Giant School Zone

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What to Make of Secretary Pompeo Decertifying Hong Kong Autonomy

Not far from the LAC, satellite picks up Chinese armour, artillery

I am suprised they admitted this. It will feed speculation that it came from the lab. COVID-19: China says Wuhan wet market was site of ‘superspreader’ event, not ground zero

Of all the comments that Trump made they picked this one to censor? Given Trump I expected a something a little more outrageous. Twitter censors Trump tweet about Minneapolis protests for “glorifying violence”

The WHO says it, must be true. A recent headline, not a throwback. Healthy people should wear masks only if caring for coronavirus patients, WHO says

NYC on Track to Open June 8, 5 Regions Move to Phase II; NJ Sets Dates for Day Care, Camp

First this has been known for a long time. Second, how come people always pass this off as bad news? Most coronavirus patients on cruise were asymptomatic, study says

The Mysterious Anomaly Weakening Earth’s Magnetic Field Seems to Be Splitting

Bipartisan revolt upends vote to reauthorize FISA

Moscow, Ankara ‘Divide Up Influence’ In Libya: Analysts

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How the Pandemic Is Helping The Military Prep For World War III

Is this a result of a defeat or did someone make deal with Putin? Hundreds more Russian mercenaries flee western Libya: GNA forces

Bayes theorem is still something I have difficulty with understanding its practical use. An Intuitive (and Short) Explanation of Bayes’ Theorem

Low virus rate leaves Oxford vaccine trial with ‘only 50% chance’

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I don’t know why they don’t lead with “Russia and Iran struggle over the control of Syria. Once you get to the end, that seems to be the theme. A Bitter Feud over Power and Money Erupts in Syria

Russia Sent Warplanes to Back Mercenaries in Libya: US Military

India’s heartland states battle the worst locust attack in 27 years: What does it mean for the economy?

Tension mounts in Ladakh as China brings in more troops; India maintains aggressive posturing

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Beats being tracked by a smartphone app I guess. Dogs are now being trained to sniff out people who have the coronavirus even before they show symptoms. Here’s how this could work

A Covid tale mixed with other things. For me, the dominant symptom was simply exhaustion. Total exhaustion.

One-sided and excessively morally and intellectually simplistic. But still a good reminder about news priorities. How Many Dead Yemeni Nobodies Does It Take to Equal 1 Wapo Contributor?

CDC dramatically revises fatality rates downward; important new immunity data and “cross-reactivity”

Not New York, but maybe still of interest. Following a 17-year period of underground development, periodical cicadas are set to burst above ground in the coming days and weeks, with three states in particular expected to be hotspots for the bugs to emerge and sing their own song of summer.

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From Bloomberg (Namely, mainstream, not typically badthink) As our next chart shows, there’s little correlation between the severity of a nation’s restrictions and whether it managed to curb excess fatalities

NYC building inspectors use ‘speed trap’-style stakeouts against contractors

Coming soon to a country near you. Israel response to cyber attack sends clear warning to Iran

Failed dam owner fought with state over Wixom Lake levels before flood

AP count: Over 4,300 virus patients sent to NY nursing homes