Links 6/10/20

Links for you. Science:

That COVID-19 infects humans and transmits successfully is just chance with a large dose of ascertainment bias.
Almost a quarter of infected household members of COVID-19 patients were asymptomatic, Singapore study finds
Doctors Heavily Overprescribed Antibiotics Early in the Pandemic
Integrating whole-genome sequencing within the National Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Program in the Philippines
Does The Placenta Have A Bacterial Microbiome?


America Is Giving Up on the Pandemic: Businesses are reopening. Protests are erupting nationwide. But the virus isn’t done with us.
Videos Show Cops Slashing Car Tires at Protests in Minneapolis (thugs who should lose their jobs)
Tom Cotton’s ugly screed hints at the terrible backlash to come (“In other words, while Trump is an impulsive, erratic man-baby with authoritarian impulses, Cotton is a perfectly sane adult with appalling authoritarian beliefs. Which might make him even more terrifying.”)
As Trump touts increased production, coronavirus swabs made during his Maine factory tour will be tossed in the trash
Chainsaw-wielding racist gets boosted by a top Trump aide as race protests sweep the nation
New Yorkers Said ‘F**k The Police,’ So The Police Rioted: A historic uprising against police brutality in the city has seen the arrest of nearly 2,000 people, including me.
Defund the police? Here’s what that really means.
When 511 Epidemiologists Expect to Fly, Hug and Do 18 Other Everyday Activities Again (would love to see the correlation between various questions)
Activists Create Public Online Spreadsheet of Police Violence Videos
I’m going to stop posting about the protests and the critics of them, of the public health professionals that have dared to show sympathy for them. It’s a debate that will never end. But over the past week, I’ve gotten many “die fag” emails, frankly those don’t bother me.
Many Protesters Spent 10th Day Of D.C. Demonstrations Talking About What Comes Next
Should Public Transit Shut Down for Civil Disturbances?
John Oliver Expertly Disarms Right-Wing Talking Points Over ‘Defund The Police’ (video at end)
The Day Is Dawning On a Four-Day Work Week
Conspiracy theories and racist memes: How a dozen Texas GOP county chairs caused turmoil within the party
The Hottest Takes
Tom Cotton and the Elite Media’s Dalliance With Illiberalism
The Real Threat To Free Speech
So anti-abortion activists are now demanding that the US not fund vaccines made with cell lines derived from legally aborted fetuses. This is a shameful distraction from the urgent need for a vaccine.
Battleship Newspaper
Lindsey Graham’s Queer Predicament: Why the South Carolina senator’s sexual orientation is a story for journalists
Here’s what WHO says your mask should have to prevent COVID-19 spread. For homemade masks, you’re probably doing it wrong, guidance suggests.

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