Happy Fourth of July. Let’s celebrate, in a physically distant way, with some links. Science:
The Great Wonders Beyond the Great Reef. A recent expedition to the inky depths of the Coral Sea revealed an unknown world of creatures and geologic features.
SARS-CoV-2 in Barcelona sewers
Early-Morning vs Spot Posterior Oropharyngeal Saliva for Diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Implication of Timing of Specimen Collection for Community-Wide Screening
Florida manatee deaths up 20% as Covid-19 threatens recovery
For Boris Johnson’s Science Advisers, Pressure, Anxieties and ‘Pastoral Support’
In the Covid-19 death of a hospital food worker, a microcosm of the pandemic (must-read)
Democrats are finally taking their Senate problem seriously
What Happens to Public Space When Everything Moves Outside
What three American airports taught me about Covid-19 and political leadership
The End of the Trump Rally
Fauci doubts effectiveness of coronavirus vaccine in US due to anti-vaxxers
Millions track the pandemic on Johns Hopkins’s dashboard. Those who built it say some miss the real story.
The time to abolish Seattle police was yesterday. Historical efforts to reform the city’s police department and rid it of racism have all failed. Now is the time to change the narrative.
SO NOW WE KNOW THE REAL REASON REPUBLICANS OTHER THAN TRUMP ARE COMING AROUND ON MASKS
Do Cry for Those in Arizona: What Happens When Politicians Disregard Health Care and Public Health Professionals During a Pandemic
Glowing Journalist Obits of Betsy Rothstein Ignore Racism in Newsrooms
The real cost of Amazon
The latest excuses for Trump’s ‘white power’ tweet reveal his weakness
There is no safe way to reopen colleges this fall (if prevalence were at acceptable rates, ~0.01% or less of the total population has been infected over the last two weeks, college might work, but that’s not going to happen in most of the U.S.–to date, only Hawaii has pulled this off)
The Lost Cause’s Long Legacy: Why does the U.S. Army name its bases after generals it defeated?
The Black Officer Who Detained George Floyd Had Pledged to Fix the Police
D.C. Residents Serving Felony Sentences Could Soon Be Allowed To Vote
America Has Always Been A Nation Of Conspiracy Theories — But It’s Worse Than Ever (“A person who had never read an article about vaccination before, however, can read such one article and find that their knowledge has increased 100%. They feel far better educated than they were before, because they are… That said, they’re still terribly informed.”)
Pandemic protection for me but not for thee
Boss of the Beach. For 40 years, the city’s lifeguard corps has been mired in controversy, and for 40 years it’s been run by one man: Peter Stein.
‘We Could Be Feeling This for the Next Decade’: Virus Hits College Towns