Links 6/21/20

Links for you. Science:

Slowing the Coronavirus Is Speeding the Spread of Other Diseases
To understand who’s dying of Covid-19, look to social factors like race more than preexisting diseases
A nose-horned dragon lizard lost to science for over 100 years has been found
How the genetic code was cracked, with paper and pencil and no computers
Computer algorithms find tumors’ molecular weak spots


The End of Black Politics: Black leaders regularly fail to rise to the challenges that confront young people. (my related thoughts here)
Filling Me Up With Your Rules (this is the Trump administration ‘plan’, such as it is)
The worst-case scenarios for COVID-19 are still in play
COVID-19 Has Continued the Cruel Legacy of Epidemic Disease for Native People
Officials blow big holes in Trump administration story about violent clearing of Lafayette Square
Textualism To The Rescue
Armed Babies
Ahead Of Monday’s Police Budget Hearing, A Large Crowd Takes To Bowser’s House To Protest (And Dance)
No, We Don’t Need to Place Our Faith in Downloading Some Untested, Privacy Infringing App as the Only Possible COVID-19 Slayer; Why Don’t We Look to Places that Have Successfully Limited Disease Spread and Copy Their Policies?
Forty Percent of Police Families Experience Domestic Violence, Compared to 10% in the General Population
Language is a telling clue to unacknowledged racial attitudes
D.C. Statehood Gains New Support Among Senate Democrats After Trump Occupation
Republican who doesn’t wear mask on floor of the House announces he and his family caught COVID-19
Why the religious right is so freaked out by the Supreme Court’s LGBTQ ruling
Swann Street NW Neighbors Shielded Strangers, Stood Up to Police
Re-funding Schools
For black residents who saw D.C. burn decades ago, Floyd protests feel like hope
Coronavirus is back, and spreading — but let’s blame Trump, instead of each other: An indefinite lockdown was always unsustainable, but Trump’s lack of a plan led to our current predicament
Biology Department cautions college against in-person instruction this fall–Macalester Biology Department
As Meat Plants Stayed Open to Feed Americans, Exports to China Surged: While lobbying to keep operating during the pandemic, the U.S. industry sent a record amount of pork to a country vital to its growth.
It Didn’t Have to Be Like This: The desperation of American workers in the aftermath of the coronavirus was the product of a series of policy decisions and missed opportunities.
“The Black Lives Matter Foundation” Raised Millions. It’s Not Affiliated With The Black Lives Matter Movement. Employees of Apple, Google, and Microsoft have raised millions of dollars for the Black Lives Matter Foundation thinking it’s the international racial justice movement seeking to end police brutality. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

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