We’re going to make this quick because migawd this week has already been seven thousand years long, and I’m tired.
📰 Ed Young at The Atlantic has really been knocking it out of the park on the coronavirus reporting. His latest, “Why the Coronavirus Is So Confusing,” is a must-read.
💰 While most of America is busy self-isolating, being miserable, getting sick, and dying in droves, rich assholes are continuing to not just be rich assholes, but to find ways to become even richer assholes.
🌳 It’s probably pretty safe to be outside right now. Go for a walk and get some fresh air in ya.
🦠 Overall, as far as we can tell, Oregon’s been doing a pretty good job dealing with COVID-19. One of the areas we’ve sucked at, though, is testing. Here’s why.
🦠 Are we gonna have a vaccine soon or not? It’s complicated. We’ve got some good prospects on the horizon, but making good vaccines is really hard.
🧵 Jeremy Konyndyk is a disaster preparedness expert who served in the Obama administration, and late last night he did a Twitter thread laying out the state of play in America’s struggle with COVID-19. Warning: It’s not an optimistic read.
🇺🇸 Joe Biden has denied Tara Reade’s allegations of rape against him, is cooperating with investigations, and has asked the National Archives to find and make available any sexual assault/harassment complaints made against him. So, that’s something. I really hope he’s innocent, because I don’t want to vote for a rapist this year. Here’s his statement.
🤡 How on Earth a pandemic that’s killed 65,000+ Americans in two months became the next front in the culture war is beyond me, but that’s where we are, I guess. Stay home, wash your hands, don’t touch your face, and wear a damn mask, people. JFC.
💊 The FDA has just given emergency authorization to treat COVID-19 with remdesivir. Keep your fingers crossed, y’all.
😇😈 If you’ve been wondering how Aziraphale and Crowley are handling the quarantine, you can watch this.
In conclusion I’d just like to say that this photo made me unreasonably happy today.