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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Thursday hot links

Lots of interesting things coming across my email today. I could editorialize more of course but I don't think it is really necessary. Read, process or even discard at your convenience and according to your own chosen personal political and/or religious beliefs.


but please note, they're working from home.

DHS wound down pandemic models before coronavirus struck

Juliette Kayyem, a senior DHS official in the Obama administration, praised the quality of the NISAC reports she received when she was at the department, and criticized DHS for being “singularly focused on border enforcement” under Trump at the expense of properly planning for other threats, like a pandemic.
“We should not be surprised that a department that has for the last 3½ years viewed itself solely as a border enforcement agency seems ill-equipped to address a much greater threat to the homeland,” she said.

British epidemiologist revises projected virus toll in a good direction.

Good news. U.K. deaths could be under 20k or less.

No, the US has not tested more people in 8 days than South Korea did in 8 weeks

That can't be true. The President just said that we did.

G-7 failed to agree on statement after U.S. insisted on calling coronavirus outbreak ‘Wuhan virus’

We seem to pick unnecessary fights whenever we can. Now I have been bagging on China for years, the Uigher imprisonment, the totalitarian crimes, Prison labor, the South China Sea expansion, Trump loved the guy because they were a hole card with the North koreans and they bought so much American product. Now we get sore at them. So reactive and reflexive we are. Same assholes they have always been. 

Hello, Mr. Darwin?

EPA suspends environmental laws during virus outbreak.

Oh that makes a lot of sense.

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