Links 6/3/20

Links for you. Science:

The key to stopping covid-19? Addressing airborne transmission.
Gears of war: When mechanical analog computers ruled the waves
America’s Never-Ending Battle Against Flesh-Eating Worms
First results from human COVID-19 immunology study reveal universally effective antibodies
Why Immunity to the Novel Coronavirus Is So Complicated


The C.D.C. Waited ‘Its Entire Existence for This Moment.’ What Went Wrong? (must-read)
Did you hear what happened in Boston? In Boston, during a verbal dispute, an unarmed teenage boy was forcefully hit in the head with the butt of a weapon by local law enforcement.
Message from President Pelton: America Is on Fire
Where did policing go wrong?
Coronavirus, Rioting, and the Privatization of Morality
It Does Not Matter If You Are Good
Wes Unseld, Hall of Famer instrumental in Washington’s only NBA title, dies at 74
For those who are interested in research-based solutions to stop police violence, here’s what you need to know – based on the facts and data.
While policing is the most costly (and visible) way cities spend to reduce crime, it is not the only way. A growing (and decades-old) body of research shows how investments to public infrastructure (e.g. outdoor lighting, vacant lots) can significantly reduce crime.
The most chilling aspect of Trump’s Monday night crackdown on law-abiding protesters
Pelosi and Schumer’s Shamefully Tepid Response to Trump’s Threat to Unleash the Military on Protests
Hope Hicks was behind Trump photo-op stunt that led to peaceful protesters being teargassed
A letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper
10 Things Dems Could Do Right Now — If They Actually Wanted To Stop Trump’s Power Grab: The opposition party has significant power to halt the president’s authoritarian takeover — if they don’t use that power right now, they are complicit.
The Trump Regime Has Announced Its Intent to Crush Peaceful Protests With Military Force
Washington Post confirms Barr ordered attack on protesters to allow Trump photo op
We’re Not Polarized Enough: Ezra Klein’s flawed diagnosis of the divisions in American politics
The President Is a Coward. We Will Have to Heal This Nation Ourselves.
The Power Worshippers: A look inside the American religious right
Remembering Wes Unseld’s Quiet Dominance

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