Links 2/16/20

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Links for you. Science:

Florida oysters are a lot smaller than they used to be. Climate change may be the reason
The Trump administration has made the US less ready for infectious disease outbreaks like coronavirus
The US Fast-Tracked a Coronavirus Test to Speed Up Diagnoses
Did pangolins spread the China coronavirus to people? Genetic sequences of viruses isolated from the scaly animals are 99% similar to that of the circulating virus — but the work is yet to be formally published.
Are medical errors really the third most common cause of death in the U.S.? (2020 edition)

Other:

The Sanders Doctrine: The presidential candidate wants to redefine American power. (related posts here and here)
The Obsolete Politics of James Carville (“Carvillian politics cannot go beyond analyzing the thin skein of polling and focus group data and then adopting whatever positions come out ahead. This is a Democratic politics that has persuaded itself never to try to persuade.”)
How Corporations Are Forcing Their Way Into America’s Public Schools
Some Experts Worry as a Germ-Phobic Trump Confronts a Growing Epidemic: When President Barack Obama contended with an Ebola outbreak, Mr. Trump demanded measures like canceling flights, forcing quarantines and even denying the return of American medical workers.
How Big Companies Spy on Your Emails
Calm down. Democrats are not in disarray.
The Doctors Who Bill You While You’re Unconscious
Why is Bernie popular among Dem voters but not Dem elites? Studying monopolies in different markets has give me a new perspective on the Democratic Party. Because the Democrats, as it turns out, are a concentrated market. (interesting; don’t entirely agree, but worth thinking about)
How Your Laptop Ruined Your Life
RIP, election night
As Trump openly corrupts DOJ, a former insider sounds the alarm
The District Still Has A Racial Homeownership Gap. For One Woman, Her Family Home Was A Lifeline
Why Bill Barr’s DOJ replaced Catholic Charities with Hookers for Jesus
D.C. Has An Anti-Mask Law, But It Can Be Hard To Enforce Against New White Nationalist Groups
Another Sign of Social Decay: Seniors Alone, Unable to Care for Themselves
Sanders Leading The Grassroots Endorsement Race (alt-party organization…)
Viral Alarm: When Fury Overcomes Fear
“How Could You Not Connect the Dots?”: Inside the Red-Pilling of State Department Official Matthew Gebert
SANDERS CAN BE BEATEN IN THE PRIMARIES, BUT HE PROBABLY WON’T BE
Despite Republican Obstacles, D.C. Statehood Is Headed To The House Floor
Here’s What I Do Like About Bernie Sanders
Bernie the electable

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