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Covid-19 Health Politics

(29) Fugue on ‘Donald Trump is a Wanker’ – YouTube

Melody from “Seven Nation Army” and rewrite it as a vocal fugue. Genius!

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Covid-19 Humor

Timely humor

Forwarded on a local Slack from a former co-worker, whose wife found it on Facebook. I’m looking for the author and will update if I find him/her.

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Covid-19

What’s the Evidence on Face Masks? What You Heard Was Probably Wrong

Although most of the studies in the Cochrane Review were on medical workers in a hospital setting, one study followed community transmission of SARS in Beijing. It found that consistently wearing a mask in public was associated with a 70% reduction in risk of catching SARS. Additionally, the authors of the paper noted that most people in the community wore simple surgical masks, not N95 respirators.

What’s the Evidence on Face Masks? What You Heard Was Probably Wrong

Yep, early advice was wrong – get masks and wear them. Can’t find them in stock? Sites are popping up with instructions on how to DIY:

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Covid-19

Food Safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide | Serious Eats

Found via the invaluable Kottke, this omnibus post covers a lot of my worries. We’re isolated but with a family of four, we need to buy food roughly weekly and I’ve been losing sleep over questions like this. Well worth your time.

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Covid-19 recommendations

Chloroquine, Past and Present | In the Pipeline

The antimalarials are much in the news due to Covid-19, so here’s an actual expert who knows them well and can explain. TL;DR – they’re unlikely to be much help as treatment.

The author is Derek Lowe, long a favorite of mine for his “Things I won’t work with” series and I recommend him highly.