Science starting to come in on COVID-19; tracking apps voluntary, sort of; France goes their own way; Uber to require face masks, developing “technology”; May Day strikes get attention; Amazon VP quits in disgust; Quarantainment from Westworld, Devs, Marc Maron, Upload, Hollywood, Homeland, Billions, Killing Eve & Tim’s Listening Parties; Eggs, answered; Michael Caine; breaking up on Patreon; YouTube likes money; feedback.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Epidemiology and transmission of COVID-19 in 391 cases and 1286 of their close contacts in Shenzhen, China: a retrospective cohort study

IN THE NEWS

India requires all workers to use its COVID-19 tracking app

Senate bill would set privacy requirements for COVID-19 tracking

France still rejects Apple’s ‘innovative and efficient’ contact tracing API

Uber is developing tech to ensure drivers wear face masks

The May Day strike from Amazon, Instacart, and Target workers didn’t stop business. It was still a success.

Amazon VP Resigns, Calls Company ‘Chickenshit’ for Firing Protesting Workers

Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers Ohio State commencement address

MEDIA CANDY

Watch: Aziraphale And Crowley Return For Good Omens Lockdown Video

Devs

Marc Maron: End Times Fun

Upload

Hollywood

Homeland

Billions

Taika Waititi will direct and co-write a new Star Wars movie

#TimsTwitterListeningParty

AT THE LIBRARY

How to Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered by Mark Bittman & David L. Katz MD

Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life by Michael Caine

Awareness: Conversations with the Masters by Anthony de Mello

Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed by Ben R. Rich , Leo Janos

MORON OF THE WEEK

Amanda Palmer’s Patreon Subscribers Found Out About Her Breakup Before Neil Gaiman Did

A City in Oklahoma Ends Face Mask Requirement After Store Employees Were Threatened

PewDiePie Signs Exclusive YouTube Live-Streaming Deal

FEEDBACK LOOP

I’m a voice actor, so I used an Alexa impression to f*ck with this loser scammer ¯\(ツ)/¯

LA County Releases First List of Restaurants With Multiple Coronavirus Cases

Flo and Joan Alive on Stage

Command & Conquer

Red Alert

Subnautica

Modern Warfare 2

Starcraft II

Who knew that Instant Pot can provide scientific-grade sterilization? (Actually, we did.)

Bakersfield ranks as second-best city to practice nude gardening in 2020

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Return to new normal is ‘not a race,’ top doctor says

AMAZON ALEXA’S EAVESDROPPING IS WORSE THAN YOU THOUGHT

Pasta Jar Sauce

Nats What I Reckon

Nat’s What I Reckon: the sweary, ranty YouTuber who’s become an isolation cooking sensation

China’s propaganda pandemic in an expanding timeline, November 2019-April 2020

Coronavirus: China’s Chernobyl | J Michael Waller

‘A Bargain With the Devil’—Bill Comes Due for Overextended Airbnb Hosts

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Stranglers’ keyboardist Dave Greenfield dies from COVID-19.