Links 6/1/20

Links for you. Science:

Rats are getting aggressive hunting for food amid restaurant closures, CDC warns
Should African countries embrace Ghana’s Covid-19 ‘pooled testing’?
Long Limbs Helped Propel T. Rex Up the Dinosaur Food Chain
CDC estimates that 35% of coronavirus patients don’t have symptoms (make sure you read Bergstrom’s criticisms)
Scientists baffled by decision to stop a pioneering coronavirus testing project (though see this)


The Nation’s Largest Police Force Is Treating Us as an Enemy: The N.Y.P.D. strikes back harshly at demonstrators in a weekend of protests over the death of another black American at the hands of police. (NYT editorial)
The virus’s tale: Track the coronavirus pandemic in Massachusetts to its roots and you find a story driven by heroics, ingenuity, error, pain, and a hard question: How could a state famous for health care excellence have suffered such a vast loss of human life?
Trump Given False Credit For Bush- And Obama-Era Space Program
No More Cop Unions: Abolishing police unions should be part of the broader fight to defund, demilitarize, and ultimately dismantle the U.S. police force.
The problem with the Minneapolis police has decades-deep roots
Local Target Store Was No Angel
Copying the GOP, Democrats focus on data exchange with Dean leading the charge
How to Recover From Covid-19 at Home
The safety problem for restaurants isn’t the dining room. It’s the kitchen.
Think Outside the Box, Jack: Trump, Twitter and the society-crushing pursuit of monetized rage.
Restaurants are barely surviving. Delivery apps will kill them.
Will Urban Uprisings Help Trump? Actually, They Could Be His Undoing. As a historian, I’ve spent a lot of time looking at the fallout from Watts and other rebellions.
Finnish libraries to lend out BBQ grills (we should turn all functions of governance over to libraries)
The Drudge Report Has Been Linking To This Armenian Guy’s Site Instead Of The New York Times
3 Young White Guys With a Machete Beat Up a Nonwhite Protester in Minneapolis: The video is some of the most tangible evidence to support the mayor’s assertion that unsavory characters were using George Floyd’s death to stoke unrest in the city.
Live free and die: Sweden’s coronavirus experience
PSA For ANYONE who might be interested in how to pull down an obelisk* safely from an Egyptologist who never ever in a million years thought this advice might come in handy –*might be masquerading as a racist monument I dunno
Police Are Hurting People Because They Want to
Why Americans Are Tiring of Social Distancing and Hand-Washing – 2 Behavioral Scientists Explain
Former Staffer Says You Shouldn’t Vote For Brandon Todd: “Brandon doesn’t really care about issues at all. He cares about being respected.”

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1 Response to Links 6/1/20

  1. Bern says:

    About delivery apps killing restaurants – there’s a workaround (for now):
    Revenge is cheesy, with onions & mushrooms…

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