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Former inmates start forestry company after working as firefighters in prison ABC Ransomware Shuts Gas Compressor for 2 Days in Latest Attack Bloomberg Why Syriza’s Defeat Still Haunts the Left Jacobin. No point fussing about victories that were never there to be had. Brexit Britain’s row with Greece over treasures spills into Brexit tensions Reuters Syraqistan Netanyahu Boasts That He Destroyed Free Speech in America TruthDig (KS). #NCOV-19 When will the coronavirus outbreak peak? Nature New virus cases in China fall again as deaths top 2,000 Associated Press. Big if true. * * *Remdesivir and chloroquine effectively inhibit the recently emerged novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in vitro Nature In The Fight Against COVID-19, Labs Look To Create Coronavirus Antibodies NPR Tobacco-Use Disparity

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Former inmates start forestry company after working as firefighters in prison ABC

Ransomware Shuts Gas Compressor for 2 Days in Latest Attack Bloomberg

Why Syriza’s Defeat Still Haunts the Left Jacobin. No point fussing about victories that were never there to be had.

Brexit

Britain’s row with Greece over treasures spills into Brexit tensions Reuters

Syraqistan

Netanyahu Boasts That He Destroyed Free Speech in America TruthDig (KS).

#NCOV-19

When will the coronavirus outbreak peak? Nature

New virus cases in China fall again as deaths top 2,000 Associated Press. Big if true.

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Remdesivir and chloroquine effectively inhibit the recently emerged novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in vitro Nature

In The Fight Against COVID-19, Labs Look To Create Coronavirus Antibodies NPR

Tobacco-Use Disparity in Gene Expression of ACE2, the Receptor of 2019-nCov Preprints

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Japan enters “new phase” of coronavirus outbreak NHK News. 500+, 454 from the cruise ship.

Quarantined vessel or virus incubator? Scientists skeptical of Diamond Princess protocols Japan Times

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Evidence of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Returning Travelers from Wuhan, China NEJM

As COVID-19 death toll exceeds 2,000, Russia imposes blanket ban on entry of Chinese nationals International Business Times

Investors hunt for alternative data to track coronavirus shock FT

‘The disruption is enormous.’ Coronavirus epidemic snarls science worldwide Science

Coronavirus: As crisis drags on, cracks show in global supply chains South China Morning Post

China?

Supply Chains and Factory Openings: An AmCham Shanghai Mini-Survey American Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai

Chinese Companies Say They Can’t Afford to Pay Workers Now Bloomberg. “What’s good for containment has been lousy for business.” Social stability, social stability….

Macao casinos set to reopen after being shuttered amid coronavirus outbreak ABC

Govt partially lifts travel ban to HK, Macau Manila Times. For helpers.

Chinese companies sell ‘coronavirus bonds’ to boost balance sheets FT

Reading between the lines in China Asian Media Centre

New Cold War

The Con in the Constitution – Kremlin Loses Control of The Amendment Process, Delays Duma Vote, Orders Election Commission to Stop Answering Telephone Dances with Bears

Respectable Racism: Only backward savages in Russia have oligarchs. Civilized Americans have “rich guys.” Yasha Levine, Immigrants as a Weapon. And see also.

UkraineGate – Inconvenient Facts Consortium News (part four. Parts one, two, and three).

Trump Transition

The bipartisan plan to save the Post Office The Week

The 2020 Census Is Showing Some Strong Iowa Caucus Energy Rolling Stone

Trump pardons Michael Milken, face of 1980s insider trading scandals CNBC

US forces 5 Chinese media outlets to register as foreign missions ABC

Diss Barr? Trump Returns To Attacking The Justice Department Jonathan Turley

‘Somebody is making money off those ladders’: Smugglers use ‘camouflage’ ladders to cross border wall El Paso Times

2020

NBC News/WSJ poll: Sanders opens up double-digit national lead in primary race NBC. Hence the hysteria.

Polls Show Bernie Sanders Way Ahead in Nevada New York Magazine

Regular Democrats Just Aren’t Worried About Bernie Peter Beinart (!), The Atlantic. But the elites are.

Labor’s civil war over ‘Medicare for All’ threatens its 2020 clout Politico

When Bloomberg News’s Reporting on China Was Challenged, Bloomberg Tried to Ruin Me for Speaking Out The Intercept

Sign of the times: A pro-Warren super PAC Axios

Democrat Pete Buttigieg overstated pledges of support from black leaders, public figures ABC

Health Care

Death or Debt? National Estimates of Financial Toxicity in Persons with Newly-Diagnosed Cancer American Journal of Medicine (JT). “Across 9.5 million estimated new diagnoses of cancer from 2000–2012, individuals averaged 68.6±9.4 years with slight majorities being married (54.7%), not retired (51.1%), and Medicare beneficiaries (56.6%). At year+2, 42.4% depleted their entire life’s assets.” But at least they had the consolation, on the way down, of loving their insurance.

Boeing 737

Boeing’s small suppliers plagued by uncertainty over 737 Max FT

Boeing finds debris in 737 MAX jetliners: company memo Reuters. Not ladders or strings of lights, one hopes.

Imperial Collapse Watch

The Only Way To Win A ‘Great Game’ Is Not To Play The American Conservative

Trials are down, workload is up. Discovery reform fosters new normal in Queens criminal court Queens Daily Eagle

Class Warfare

Coronavirus triggers boom in private jet enquiries BBC

Privatizing Sovereignty, Socializing Property: What Economics Doesn’t Teach You About the Corporation Law and Political Economy. Interesting, but I’m not sure on the thesis. Try to change “entity shielding,” and you’ll be seeing plenty of “natural persons” who are very unhappy, and keen to share their unhappiness with others.

The First Molecule In The Universe Scientific American

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