Links 7/2/20

Links for you. Science:

The Virus Hunters: Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists were searching for potential human pathogens in wild animals. They’ve found thousands
The Endgame
The changing geography of COVID19
Detection of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL) Genes and Plasmid Replicons in Enterobacteriaceae Using PlasmidSPAdes Assembly of Short-Read Sequence Data
Antibody Responses after Classroom Exposure to Teacher with Coronavirus Disease, March 2020


2:00PM Water Cooler 7/2/2020 (linked to this post)
What it’s like when the cops kill your son
Dear Matt Yglesias, your hot-take is just wrong. We were calling for flattening the curve early on exactly because it was nearly impossible to suppress and contain the virus with no commitment to testing and isolation early on.
The woman Biden isn’t considering for vice president, but should (Barbara Lee)
How Do the Police Actually Spend Their Time?
Riding the Protest Wave: How Elites Will Co-opt BLM
America’s Criminal Justice System and Me. Throughout my life, I have had frightening, maddening and absurd encounters with police officers.
Two Months Until The Fall Semester Starts
The Confederacy Was an Antidemocratic, Centralized State. The actual Confederate States of America was a repressive state devoted to white supremacy.
Making men feel manly in masks is, unfortunately, a public-health challenge of our time
Marty Baron Made The Post Great Again. Now, the News Is Changing. The ultimate old-school editor is grappling with a moment of cultural reckoning.
It looks like the beginning of the end of America’s obsession with student standardized tests
Sustained police effort explains higher arrests for gun murders
Betsy DeVos is an abysmal failure and our nation’s schoolchildren are paying the price
Trump Didn’t ‘Send In the Troops.’ They Were Already There. Police officers today can turn out with more weaponry than I had in 1992, as a Marine deployed to a burning Los Angeles. What does it mean to project this much force at home?
Trump’s perverse pandemic response has thrown health officials into a vortex of fury
TikTok and 53 other iOS apps still snoop your sensitive clipboard data
Zombie philanthropy: The rich have stashed billions in donor-advised charities — but it’s not reaching those in need
We Can End Qualified Immunity Tomorrow
The National Zoo puts down a second elderly elephant
What Are Cops Really Thinking When Routine Arrests Turn Violent?
The data is in: Fox News may have kept millions from taking the coronavirus threat seriously
Why venture capital doesn’t build the things we really need
New research explores how conservative media misinformation may have intensified the severity of the pandemic

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