The Republica

Machine curated list of Twitter links

Monday - March 23, 2020

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Come On, You Live in a Society

(nymag.com)
I wrote this less than a fucking week ago via
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PG&E pleads guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter over Camp fire

(latimes.com)
PG&E pleads guilty to 84 counts of manslaughter over Paradise fire via

Don’t Halt Social Distancing. Instead, Do It Right.

(theatlantic.com)
"People without medical or public-health expertise are questioning whether physical distancing is worth it. They’re wondering whether it might be better to let this disease just run its course. That’s a catastrophically bad idea." via

The Labor Campaign For Single Payer Healthcare

(laborforsinglepayer.org)
U.K. workers don’t need to bargain over healthcare...And it’s not up to their employers. Here’s the difference it makes from one UK unionist’s perspective. Ready to join the movement? Take the pledge: #MedicareForAll via

Skynet

(skynetsimulator.com)
Skynet Simulator: new incremental game, like A Dark Room meets Telehack via
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Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count

(nytimes.com)
Two weeks ago, there were less than 1,000 U.S. coronavirus cases. As of Monday night, 40,000+ have tested positive in every state, D.C. and three territories — a sign of the virus’s spread and increased testing. Here's what we found tracking the virus. via
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Before Trump called for reevaluating lockdowns, they shuttered six of his top-earning clubs and resorts

(washingtonpost.com)
NEW: What happened before @realdonaldtrump called for re-evaluating lockdowns? His company had to close 6 of its top 7 revenue-generating clubs and hotels. via

Prominent 30-year-old Zimbabwe broadcaster dies of coronavirus

(cnn.it)
Zororo Makamba, a prominent 30-year-old television journalist, has died in Zimbabwe. He's the first person to die in the country from the novel coronavirus, but he contracted it while he was in New York. via
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This Mom Can’t Get Enough Food To Feed Her Kids Because Panicked Shoppers Are Buying All The WIC-Eligible Food

(buzzfeednews.com)
Mothers can't find enough food for their children because panicked shoppers are buying all the WIC-eligible items. “Food runs out quickly at the house, and we can’t always trust that the stores are going to have WIC-approved food during this pandemic.” via

The coronavirus isn’t alive. That’s why it’s so hard to kill.

(washingtonpost.com)
NEW: The science behind what makes this coronavirus so sneaky, deadly and difficult to defeat. It's like they break into your house, eat your food, have 10,000 babies and "leave the place trashed.” @sarahkaplan48 @thewanreport @joelachenbach via
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Scarfolk Council

(scarfolk.blogspot.com)
Here is the latest update: NO* For more information please reread. *no via

Six Feet Away - Charlatan Remix

(soundcloud.com)
I love that @today_explained wrote a very catchy song/PSA about social distancing—"Six Feet Away!" And I felt like it needed a 70s soul-style remix so I made one this morning: #sixfeetawaysong via

Bay Area hospitals scramble to hire nurses for coronavirus surge amid national shortage

(sfchronicle.com)
Last week I waived regulations to allow us to hire nurses on the spot so we can prepare for the increase of coronavirus cases that we know is coming. This weekend we hired 82 nurses, some of whom are starting this week. via
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Spit On, Yelled At, Attacked: Chinese-Americans Fear for Their Safety

(nytimes.com)
the predictable consequences of the president’s rhetoric. it’s rage inducing. via

Opinion | U.S. airlines don’t need a bailout to stay in business

(washingtonpost.com)
The airlines don't go away if we don't give them $50 billion of taxpayer's money. They will keep flying. Investors lose money. It's called bankruptcy (and capitalism). Since 2002, five of the major airlines filed for Chapter 11. All five are still flying. via
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How South Korea Flattened the Curve

(nytimes.com)
South Korea and Italy had near-concurrent outbreaks that initially followed a parallel, terrifying trajectory. Mere weeks later, as Italy reports 793 deaths in one day, Korea has two. Some days it has *zero*. Me and Choe Sang-Hun report how they did it: via

Why the World Overlooked Canadian Whisky - Gastro Obscura

(atlasobscura.com)
i have no idea if people are interested in reading non-covid stuff but i wrote this article about the world’s weirdest, most liberating, and most overlooked whiskey: canadian whisky via

http://gabriel-zucman.eu/files/coronavirus2.pdf

(gabriel-zucman.eu)
How are Denmark, the UK, Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland... dealing with the lockdown? Firms keep paying their idle workers. The government pays the bill, and helps the self-employed (as in ). How is the US dealing with the lockdown? Mass layoffs. via

Opinion | It’s a Perfect Time to Play Video Games. And You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About It.

(nytimes.com)
Video games are more than just empty time-wasters. In periods of pain, boredom or personal emptiness, video games can serve as palliative care for both the body and the mind. via

Opinion | I’m 26. Coronavirus Sent Me to the Hospital.

(nytimes.com)
Would be challenging to turn the economy back on and protect only vulnerable people when people like this fit 26-yr-old require hospitalization via

The Great Empty

(nytimes.com)
Really proud of the amazing work of all the photographers who have been working on the eerie emptiness of cities hit by coronavirus around the world via

UK Covid-19 Freelance Artist Resources List

(ukcovid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com)
A growing resource for UK freelancers and gig workers in the arts that I've been collaborating on w @mildlydiverting (who did an amazing job on all the coding and set up!) please share and add to it via form :)) via

In the end, Holocaust survivor couldn't outlast virus, becoming Israel's first COVID-19 fatality

(latimes.com)
My A1 story about Holocaust survivor Arie Even, a man who loved his fellow men– and women– who believed passionately in equality, and died Friday night in Jerusalem of the #coronavirus. via