Links 6/4/20

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Links for you. Science:

Why scientists are changing their minds and disagreeing during the coronavirus pandemic
Study tells ‘remarkable story’ about COVID-19’s deadly rampage through a South African hospital
Stanford coronavirus research: Did politically-motivated scientists hype their speedy study?
Retracted coronavirus (COVID-19) papers
Complete Genome Sequence of SARS-CoV-2 in a Tiger from a U.S. Zoological Collection

Other:

When police officers are told they’re in a war, they act like it (excellent)
How the Trump Administration Is Using the Pandemic to Gut the Postal Service and Hand It Over to Corporate Cronies
Trump’s photo with his loyalists was a vulgar mess. And Ivanka brought a handbag.
Why the Mayor Can’t Just Tell President Trump to Go Screw Himself: The racist history behind the District’s limited home rule and policing powers
There isn’t a simple story about looting
Mark Zuckerberg Believes Only in Mark Zuckerberg
CIA veterans who monitored crackdowns abroad see troubling parallels in Trump’s handling of protests
The Battle Over Free Speech Online Is a Volcano That’s Ready to Blow
The vital missing piece of the Democrats’ stimulus bill: If the rule House Democrats followed doesn’t allow enough spending, what use is their rule?
How to Actually Fix America’s Police: Elected officials need to do more than throw good reform dollars at bad agencies.
tHe dIvErsE MarKETpLacE oF iDeAs
How the Coronavirus Pandemic Is Playing Out Inside D.C.’s Troubled Child Welfare Agency
Evidence mounts of far-right extremists’ violent chicanery at police protests around the nation
This Clip Tells So Much of the Story: Only Some of Us Are Granted Our Full Rights as Citizens
Open letter advocating for an anti-racist public health response to demonstrations against systemic injustice occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic (pdf)
White House Security Blocks Washington’s Episcopalian Bishop from Holding a Vigil at Her Church
I wanna go through what I saw in Brooklyn last night. I was with a group of a few hundred protestors. (NYT reporter)
I’ve been agitating publicly and internally the past few days to get something on/in/by the AFLCIO building which has been near or at the center of the DC Black Lives Matter protests. Something that shows “we’re with you.”
The Pandemic Is a Threat. The President Is Worse. Going to demonstrations isn’t risk-free, but we have a duty to resist.
Trump’s Words Are Not Meaningless Ramblings: Never mind what the courts say tomorrow. The president speaks the law as it is understood and applied today.
Florida’s largest majority-black city was doing well. Then came coronavirus.

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