Links 7/1/20

Links for you. Science:

What does a mask do? Blocks respiratory droplets coming from your mouth and throat. Two simple demos. (excellent)
How the World Missed Covid-19’s Silent Spread. Dr. Camilla Rothe’s team was among the first to warn about asymptomatic transmission. Symptomless transmission makes the coronavirus far harder to fight. But health officials dismissed the risk for months, pushing misleading and contradictory claims in the face of mounting evidence. (must-read)
California COVID Assessment Tool (D.C. should do this)
Dolphins Are So Smart They’re Learning Tool-Use From Their Friends
Seroprevalence of Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in Six Sites in the United States, March 23-May 3, 2020


2:00PM Water Cooler 7/1/2020 (links to this post)
The @GOP has responded to catastrophically to COVID-19 because, over the decades, their party has been reduced to little more than holding voter attention through culture wars and social wedge issues. It’s why their only response was to politicize wearing masks.
Over 150 College Athletes Contracted Coronavirus After Being Pressured to Practice
As Covid-19 cases peak, a virus once again takes advantage of human instinct
Class and Racial Inequalities in Police Killings
What the President and the US National Command Authority Should Have Done In Response To Russia Taking Out Bounties On US & Coalition Military Personnel In Afghanistan (we shouldn’t be in Afghanistan, but Il Trumpe should protect soldiers if we are still there)
Coronavirus is a childcare crisis that could wipe out women’s progress toward equality
You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument
Enchantments of the Ordinary
The Coronavirus Feels Hopeless. Here’s A Reason For Hope.
Scientists Just Beginning To Understand The Many Health Problems Caused By Covid-19 (one in ten)
How to fix the police. Reforming law enforcement can’t just be about preventing excessive policing. It also has to address the problem of under-policing.
I’ve Been Sick With COVID-19 For Over 3 Months. Here’s What You Should Know.
On reopening schools, scientists say proceed with caution
Measures to protect Trump from coronavirus scale up even as he seeks to move on (he’s such a ninny)
Workers removed thousands of social distancing stickers before Trump’s Tulsa rally, according to video and a person familiar with the set-up
A black lawmaker, fighting for change, grapples with ‘defund the police’
Response to protests upends daily life for homeless people downtown
Teachers in Fairfax revolt against fall plans, refusing to teach in-person
‘They Just Dumped Him Like Trash’: Nursing Homes Evict Vulnerable Residents. Nursing homes across the country are kicking out old and disabled residents and sending them to homeless shelters and rundown motels.
Avoiding a return to carmageddon: To encourage transit use, raise cost of driving
Top State Department official resigns in protest of Trump’s response to racial tensions in the country (though she joined the administration in the first place…)

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