Wednesday What We’re Reading (Apr. 1, 2020)

Full isolation continues. Food and ammunition stocks holding out well.

No April Fool’s jokes here. We’re all business.

Wuhan Coronavirus: Maps and Data

Wuhan Coronavirus: Other



The Final Frontier (it’s Space)

Grab Bag

  • The crude oil market is broken – Worldwide oil demand is down by 25%. Wyoming Asphalt Sour, was bid at -$0.19—they’ll pay you to take it. Also, apparently, there are only about 700 oil refineries worldwide1.

  1. Unrelated, but I found out this last week that there are 700,000 active ham radio licenses in the US. I would have never guessed that community is some 20 times larger than the USPSA community. 

One thought on “Wednesday What We’re Reading (Apr. 1, 2020)

  1. Fishbreath Post author

    On the potential-mode-of-action thread, this twitterer seems to disagree that it’s plausible.

    The most compelling critique is that a mature red blood cell is just a bag of hemoglobin (there’s no cellular machinery for the virus to use), red blood cells don’t have the receptor the virus seems to bind to, and there’s not a plausible mechanism for the proteins in question to get inside a red blood cell absent attacking them directly.


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