Portugal to treat migrants as residents during coronavirus crisis 《How it should be done!》

How they flattened the curve during the 1918 Spanish Flu

Is factory farming to blame for coronavirus?

Why have ventilators when you can have warplanes?

No, New York Isn’t the ‘Epicenter’ of the Coronavirus Outbreak. Does That Matter?, by Ben Zimmer

Andrew Cuomo’s Coronavirus Response Doesn’t Mean He’s Crush-Worthy

Added the Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival (TIDF) to my list of free documentary films.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Why the number of COVID-19 cases are drastically different in Taiwan and Italy - YouTube

Reviving a language by living it

Stop Trying To Make Andrew Cuomo Happen

BBC deletes report accusing Taiwan quarantine of being ‘prison-like’ 《The BBC has never been a reliable source for Taiwan related news》

After the Lockdown, Fear and Chaos in India - The New York Times

3.3 Million File for Unemployment Claims 《Note that unemployment significantly increases the risk of suicide…》

Trump once said: “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters.” How about killing 2% of the population?

Yes, the virus can be detected on some surfaces for up to a day, but the reality is that the levels drop off quickly.

Coronavirus Will Require Us to Completely Reshape the Economy

Asian Americans report over 650 racist acts over last week, new data says

E.P.A., Citing Coronavirus, Drastically Relaxes Rules for Polluters 《When your country is out to get you…》

《A glimmer of hope in dark times…》Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Prevails as Federal Judge Strikes Down DAPL Permits

Updated my free documentary films online post to include information on how to watch the wonderful doc “A Life Without Words” for free!

A simple coronavirus home-testing kit could soon be available to order on Amazon in the UK 《Note that these still have to be evaluated for effectiveness before widespread roll out!》

There are two ways of evaluating the effectiveness of masks against COVID-19: as individuals, or as populations. It is true that they are not very good at keeping individuals safe, but if everyone wears them they can help reduce transmission throughout the population as a whole!

Why have more than 1,300 CEOs left their post in the past year? “The last big wave of CEO departures came in 2008, at the start of the financial crisis…”

Turns out that Americans who actually live in countries with universal healthcare don’t think it is such a crazy idea!

Free documentary films online!

During the Covid-19 pandemic a number of outlets are making it possible to stream documentary films online for free. (Or nearly free…) I’ve listed some below and will update the list as best I can:

Watch From Home Documentary Educational Resources: Ethnographic, Documentary, and Non-fiction Films from Around the World

Watch Independent Chinese Films Free for a Month with dGenerate

Self-isolating? NFB is streaming free titles including an Indigenous cinema library

265 Free Documentaries Online - Open Culture

MUBI Is Offering Three Months of Great Cinema for Just £1 (Note that this requires signing up for a membership which will charge you a monly bill after the first three months are up. I believe you can cancel at any time, but better check first!)

The wonderful documentary “A Life Without Words” has been made free for online streaming. (Link should automatically apply the coupon “que-no-haya-soledad”)

The Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival (TIDF) is making a number of its films available online for free for 30 days (till the end of April).