10 Sunday Reads

My helpful collection of resources and information for your easy like Sunday morning reads:

How to Stay Safe:

• Quarantine Is Terrible, But It Works. Anyone who says lockdowns don’t work is simply wrong: Restricting human contact has had a dramatic effect on Covid-19’s infection rates. (Bloomberg)
• Monster or Machine? A Profile of the Coronavirus at 6 Months (New York Times)
• Two-meter distancing might halve infection risk compared to one meter (MIT Tech)
• What’s the Risk of Catching Coronavirus From a Surface? (New York Times)
• Physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis (Lancet)
• This AI model has predicted which patients will get the sickest from COVID-19 (WEF)
• Where The Latest COVID-19 Models Think We’re Headed — And Why They Disagree (FiveThirtyEight)
• A deadly ‘checkerboard’: Covid-19’s new surge across rural America (Washington Post)
• COVID-19 Can Last for Several Months (The Atlantic)
• Six Months of Coronavirus: Here’s Some of What We’ve Learned (New York Times)
• A mysterious company’s coronavirus papers in top medical journals may be unraveling (Science)

Testing, Vaccine & Treatment Medical News:

• Antibody Tests Point To Lower Death Rate For The Coronavirus Than First Thought (NPR)
• Coronavirus May Be a Blood Vessel Disease, Which Explains Everything (Medium)
• Wuhan’s Mass Testing May Have Eradicated the Coronavirus (Bloomberg)
• At-Home Covid-19 Testing Arrives, With Accuracy and Access Questions (Wall Street Journal)
• Surgisphere: governments and WHO changed Covid-19 policy based on suspect data from tiny US company (The Guardian)
• The Top Canadian Doctor Who Aced the Coronavirus Test (NYT)
• Georgia student, son of 2 first responders, creates lifesaving COVID-19 equipment (NBC News)
• A mysterious company’s coronavirus papers in top medical journals may be unraveling (Science mag)
• ‘Superspreaders’ Could Actually Make Covid-19 Easier to Control (Bloomberg)
• Biotech Startup Aims to Make Use of Humanity’s Genetic Outliers (Businessweek)
• Self Assured Destruction: Covid-19 is now endemic in the United States. (Epsilon Theory)
• The C.D.C. Waited ‘Its Entire Existence for This Moment.’ What Went Wrong? (New York Times

Re-Opening

• America’s reopening is dangerous. Canada has a better idea. (Vox)
• Pandemic historian: Don’t rush reopening. In 1918, some states ran straight into more death. (USA Today)
• Swedish expert admits country should have had tighter coronavirus controls (Financial Times)
• The need to go is a big barrier to going out. Why public bathrooms are a stumbling block for reopening. (Washington Post)
• As states start to reopen, here’s where people are going (Washington Post)
• The 29-Year-Old Bodybuilder Behind the Armed Effort to Reopen Texas (Texas Monthly)
• What Will It Take to Reopen the World to Travel? (New York Times)
• Why Georgia’s reopening hasn’t led to a surge in coronavirus cases (so far) (Vox)
• Coronavirus Outbreak Pushes Rural Mississippi Hospital to Brink (WSJ)

Life After Covid:

• Remote Work’s Time Has Come: Technological change means that working from home won’t disappear when the virus does. (City Journal)
• What Comes Next: Life Beyond Pandemic (Literary Hub)
• A Vision of Michelin Three-Star Dining After the Pandemic (Bloomberg)
• Remote Work Could Spark Housing Boom in Suburbs, Smaller Cities (Wall Street Journal)
• What Does Coronavirus Mean for Your Summer Vacation? A Smart Traveler’s Guide (Wall Street Journal)
• Could coronavirus topple skyscrapers? (UnHerd)
• A Pandemic Won’t Kill the Open Office, but Slack Could (Vanity Fair)
• How an Online Yarn Seller Kept Dozens of Businesses Alive (Businessweek)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Jon Litt, Land & Buildings Investment Management chief investment officer, about the prospects for recovery in commercial real estate.

 

COVID-19 didn’t create the problems in nursing homes; it exposed them

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Avert your eyes! My Sunday morning look at incompetency, corruption and policy failures reads:

What Happened at the Episcopal Church:

• Bishop Budde: Trump’s Visit to St. John’s Church Outraged Me (New York Times)
• ‘This can’t be happening’: An oral history of 48 surreal, violent, biblical minutes in Washington (Washington Post)
• How Trump’s Idea for a Photo Op Led to Havoc in a Park (New York Times)
• Barr personally ordered removal of protesters near White House, leading to use of force against largely peaceful crowd (Washington Post)
• Episcopal bishop on President Trump: ‘Everything he has said and done is to inflame violence’ (MSN)
• Inside the push to tear-gas protesters ahead of a Trump photo op (Washington Post)
• A Faulty Messiah: How Donald Trump Became The Evangelical Right’s “Chosen One” (The Muckrake)

Criticism of the President from the Military:

• James Mattis Denounces President Trump, Describes Him as a Threat to the Constitution (The Atlantic)
• McRaven backs Mattis, Mullen: Clearing peaceful protesters for a photo op is not ‘morally right’ (Military Times)
• The retired generals are defending America from our greatest threat: The president (Washington Post)
• Why Mattis and Mullen toppled their bridge of silence (Washington Post)
• Trump’s Former Chief Kelly Sides With Mattis Criticism (Bloomberg)
• Jim Mattis blasts Trump in message that defends protesters, says president ‘tries to divide us’ (Washington Post)
• John Kelly says Americans should ‘look harder at who we elect’ (The Guardian)
• CIA veterans who monitored crackdowns abroad see troubling parallels in Trump’s handling of protests (Washington Post)
• Former White House chief of Staff John Kelly: ‘I agree’ with Jim Mattis on Trump (CNN)
• Why Mattis’ verdict on Trump is devastating (CNN)

Other Criticism (especially from the Right):

• Thank You, Mister Trump! Our Great President is crushing it. (The Bulwark)
George Will: Trump must be removed. So must his congressional enablers. (Washington Post)
• History Will Judge the Complicit: Why have Republican leaders abandoned their principles in support of an immoral and dangerous president? (The Atlantic)
• Vote for Trump? These Republican Leaders Aren’t on the Bandwagon (NYT)
Conway: Trump’s soulless nature has done the nation incalculable harm (Washington Post)
• A Moment of National Shame and Peril—and Hope (Foreign Policy)
• #NeverTrump conservatives want to shape the Republicans – and the Democrats too (Washington Post)
• We’ve Now Entered the Final Phase of the Trump Era: The president is stuck in a vicious downward spiral. (The Atlantic)
• The Carterization of Donald Trump (Washington Post)
• Trump Plays Macho Man as America Burns (New Yorker)

Protests:

• New autopsy finds George Floyd died of asphyxiation, conflicting with official report (Vox)
• Medical Workers Fighting COVID Say Cops Are Attacking Them (Daily Beast)
• Trump privately scolded, warned by allies over violent protest rhetoric (Axios)
• US Law Enforcement Are Deliberately Targeting Journalists During George Floyd Protests (bellingcat)
• Caught on camera, police explode in rage and violence across the US (The Verge)
• Russia Trying to Stoke U.S. Racial Tensions Before Election, Officials Say (New York Times)

Voting: Is 2020 a “Change” Year?

• Obama: How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change (Medium)
• As They Scream Voter Fraud, Trump And His Press Secretary May Have Voted Illegally (Huffington Post)
• Is This the Worst Year in Modern American History? (The Atlantic)
• As Trump attacks voting by mail, GOP builds 2020 strategy around limiting its expansion (Washington Post)
• The State of the Union Is Deplorable (Daily Beast)
• This Treasury Official Is Running the Bailout. It’s Been Great for His Family. (ProPublica)

Just plum crazy:

• Trump Had Kushner Push the National Enquirer to Probe Scarborough Murder Conspiracy (The Daily Beast)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Jon Litt, Land & Buildings Investment Management chief investment officer, about the prospects for recovery in commercial real estate.

 
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