Contagion, Containment, Coercion, and Constitution -updated

Updated to add PragerU video

Why Is SARS-CoV-2 So Contagious?
SciShow – May 1, 2020 – 7:56
SARS-CoV-2 is super contagious, and researchers don’t yet know all the reasons why. But by comparing this new virus to the similar one that causes SARS, we’ve found a lot of promising leads that could help us figure out how to beat this thing. Hosted by: Hank Green

Essential or Non-Essential? Coronavirus Edition!
We the Internet TV – Apr 30, 2020 – 3:22
Think you know which products and services are essential to your life? Think again! Certain essential businesses are allowed to remain open during the COVID-19 shutdown, but every country, state, and city has their own definition of “essential.”

Businesses Revolt! Defy ‘Stay Closed’ Orders
TheDC Shorts – May 1, 2020 – 3:08
More and more, businesses across the country are beginning to defy orders to stay closed.

Banking Expert: What You Need to Know About Today’s Economy
Premiered Apr 30, 2020 – 24:46
Over 20 million Americans are out of work. Livelihoods and businesses have been entirely lost. The ramifications of the lockdowns are catastrophic and may end more lives than the virus will. Will Witt sits with banking expert Eric Hovde to discuss the economic impact of the Coronavirus response.

The Coronavirus and the Constitution
The Coronavirus and Public Policy

Hillsdale College – May 1, 2020 – 45:49
This Hillsdale College online symposium session features a panel discussion with Hillsdale President Larry P. Arnn and members of the Hillsdale Politics Department. They discuss the political issues facing Americans as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Strategic Marketing

I’ve noticed that, increasingly, content providers are bending their content to topics that favor sponsors. Collusion!! Nothing against independent videographers making a buck, but it just looks funny sometimes. For example:

Why Do Humans Still Have Pubic and Armpit Hair When We’ve Lost Most of the Rest? [9:55]

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