1. Redux of my early August piece on why you should moralize less about national coronavirus performance (now ungated).
5. Can they build a Netflix TV series around a woman chess player? The article has other interesting features.
6. Good signs for Covid lung damage recovery (NYT). Not the final word, but you will note I have not been pushing the “long-term damage” line here at MR. Just as I have not been pushing the Vitamin D thing, weak theory in my view and it gets pulled out of the hat with empirical correlations for all sorts of maladies.