3. Economic analysis of optimal lockdown. I definitely think this exercise is worth doing, but the researchers, as economists, ignore most of the critical public choice and sustainability issues, much as other researchers do.
7. An epidemiologist addresses my questions (something Twitter was unable to do), bravo to him.
9. Markets in everything: “Hamas Willing to Trade Information on Israelis Held in Gaza for Ventilators.”
12. David Henderson argues for liberation from lockdown. Not my view, but I think his strongest argument is that greater freedom will induce us to rush with innovation in test and trace, masks, etc.
13. How soon does it end? Preliminary results, but very important. There is so much interesting in that link, including the possibility that California needs to worry more than does New York. Recommended. I’ll be saying more about these issues soon and of course waiting for the final results.
16. Superspreaders (NYT): ““The MERS-CoV outbreak in South Korea was driven primarily by three infected individuals, and approximately 75 percent of cases can be traced back to three superspreaders who have each infected a disproportionately high number of contacts,” wrote George F. Gao, an immunologist and virologist at the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Beijing, in a recent paper.”
17. The Wolfram Physics Project, lots there.