Here's a very personal reflection on what this moment means for someone, like me, who has never regretted making his home in the United States - and now finds himself dismayed at how poorly the country I love is handling the pandemic.
Give it a read?
I wrote about the race to find COVID-19 survivors—because their blood might be a treatment for current patients https://t.co/8lVijKjR88
@jameshamblin, and the rest of @TheAtlantic Sci/Tech/Health team led by @PaulBisceglio and @slaskow, have been absolutely essential in this moment. Here's Hamblin's latest: https://t.co/DywOyC25SR
"Cooperation has given way to competition; some worried hospitals have bought out supplies, the way panicked consumers bought out toilet paper.
Partly, that’s because the White House is a ghost town of scientific expertise."
Boy this @edyong209 piece. https://t.co/x3J6ikxBXP
A guide to the sometimes wonderful, sometimes bonkers behavior of quarantined celebrities https://t.co/qlopyL1nYm
Malcolm Gladwell’s 1997 report on the deadly the Spanish-flu epidemic of 1918. https://t.co/r1TZxdbRNb
These days, Fiona Apple rarely leaves her tranquil house, in Venice Beach, other than to take early-morning walks with her dog. Still, a lot can go on without leaving home—like the completion of a new album.
Reaching out to predecessors in crisis is standard American practice, and could help unite the country during the coronavirus crisis. But Trump has rewritten the rules https://t.co/Rov674Roli
More than 200 members of the NYPD have tested positive for COVID-19, and officers say they’re being “thrown to the wolves” https://t.co/ccmFeO5xFb
Aside from avoiding a blowout with Trump, Joe Biden's real goal should be to survive undamaged until November. Just like the rest of us https://t.co/LTJn2ioYsl
Without fundamental changes, the most marginalized folks in our society will disproportionately experience the ripple effects of the coronavirus economy. https://t.co/ZWF4rSXh4b
Heroism and selflessness, the terror of loneliness amid quarantine… and Donald Trump’s grotesque and life-threatening narcissism. https://t.co/BPG8uzkTbB
Bill Gates frequently boasts about having paid more taxes than anyone else. But he may also end up avoiding more taxes than anyone else, through charitable giving. https://t.co/EZWrWr9V78
"Trump’s pretend-everything-is-normal attitude isn’t just an eccentric absurdity; it’s a dangerous illusion, and it shows just how shockingly ill-informed he is..." https://t.co/BPG8uzkTbB
“You must wash properly.” Newspaper ads from the 1918 flu pandemic show some things never change https://t.co/hUv7QLYTYt
The wild true story behind Netflix’s new docuseries "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness" https://t.co/54W5VfLvsc
“Education is about much more than just classroom learning. For millions of children and youth, schools are a lifeline of opportunity as well as a shield,” writes Angelina Jolie and Audrey Azoulay https://t.co/mwMbo03z8a
The latest news can wait. Instead, shift your mind to something furry, clever, and ridiculously adorable.
via: @sciam, @jgold85
Deep-learning algorithms are peering into MRIs and x-rays with unmatched vision, but who is to blame when they make a mistake? https://t.co/kPXhXC3BF8
Several states are reporting only positive COVID-19 test results from private labs, a practice that paints a misleading picture of how fast the disease is spreading. https://t.co/rgijnXzoEm