Links 7/8/20

Trump_Vichy
Links for you. Science:

Coronavirus autopsies: A story of 38 brains, 87 lungs and 42 hearts
My Coronavirus Lab Is Safer Than Your Supermarket
In our divided red and blue nation, coronavirus data is a uniting purple. Coronavirus has been highly politicized but granular information is the friend of public health, politicians and the equitable reopening of America.
The coronavirus may have mutated to become more infectious, Dr. Anthony Fauci says (paper here; the authors don’t rule out a bottleneck, so we’re right back where we started…)
What House Democrats actually want to do about climate change (“Can you imagine Republicans doing this? Assembling a policy committee and holding more than a year’s worth of consultations, meetings, and hearings to gather expert testimony and translate it into a detailed policy blueprint?”)

Other:

The Time Will Never Be Right to Leave Afghanistan: If we’re honest with ourselves, there will never be American victory. Nobody can even tell us what it looks like. Someday, we’re just going to leave.
Facebook says the good it does outweighs the bad. But how many ‘likes’ make up for the hate?
What If… You Can’t?
Grad student mom: This is something I can’t fix
Education 101: Don’t Open a New Charter School in the Middle of a Pandemic
‘The barn’s on fire’: The Phoenix mayor and Arizona’s former health director detail how the state’s coronavirus response went from successful to catastrophic
‘It Wasn’t Inevitable’: House Vote On D.C. Statehood Was Years In The Making
How Police Secretly Took Over a Global Phone Network for Organized Crime
How Did Police Unions Get So Powerful?
The Problem Isn’t Just Police—It’s Politics
D.C. NFL Team Considering Name Change After Public And Corporate Outcry
There is no such thing as a millennial: The generation is really two groups, estranged from each other by culture and economics (same argument can be made about GenX)
Business Owners Say the City is Spoiling Outdoor Dining With Exorbitant Insurance Requirements
NO, TRUMP WON’T DROP OUT
D.C. school system and teachers clash ahead of school reopening
The Neoliberal Looting of America: The private equity industry, which has led to more than 1.3 million job losses in the last decade, reveals the truth about free markets.
‘Because of my stupidity.’ California man dies of COVID-19 after going to barbecue (killed by asymptomatic carrier who thought people without symptoms couldn’t spread the disease–the public health communications failure is astonishing)
How Fauci, 5 other health specialists deal with covid-19 risks in their everyday lives
Populists Inflame the Coronavirus Outbreak Across Latin America
Hamilton despised slavery but didn’t confront George Washington or other slaveholders

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