Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
Sten H. Vermund, Gregg Gonsalves, Becca Levy, and Saad Omer for the New York Times: “Letter to the Editor: The Wrong Way to Fight Coronavirus”
Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman for the Guardian: “This Crisis Calls for Massive Government Intervention: Here’s How to Do It”
David W. Blight for the Atlantic: “The United States Is Being Taught by Facts and Events”
The Historian’s Craft: Reflections on the Nature and Uses of History and the Techniques and Methods of Those Who Write It , by Marc Bloch
Ed Yong for the Atlantic: “How the Pandemic Will End”
Tyler Cowen for Bloomberg: “Don’t Worry. America’s Response to the Coronavirus Will Improve.”
Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:
Emily: Joe Buck’s Twitter feed, @Buck
John: Lunch Poems, by Frank O’Hara
David: Jesse Eisinger and James Bandler for ProPublica: “Walmart Was Almost Charged Criminally Over Opioids. Trump Appointees Killed the Indictment.”
Listener chatter from: Kenneth C. Dudley @dudley_kenneth: a thread by astronaut Anne McClain on coping in small spaces.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.
Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.