Links 7/18/20

Links for you. Science:

It’s safe to go back to the gym—if there’s little COVID-19 around, study suggests (I wrote this up a month ago…)
How Low Can an Octopus Go? In 1971, scientists photographed an octopus living 5,100 meters beneath the waves. It was the deepest-dwelling octopus ever seen—until now.
Prophage-encoded phage defence proteins with cognate self-immunity
Absence of Apparent Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from Two Stylists After Exposure at a Hair Salon with a Universal Face Covering Policy — Springfield, Missouri, May 2020
‘Only those with plastic visors were infected’: Swiss government warns against face shields


Throw the Bums Out. We are in the midst of a world-historic failure of governance. Why isn’t anyone in charge acting like they are responsible for it? (this is the moderate position. Ritual self-disembowelment is the appropriate one)
How to fix the Covid-19 dumpster fire in the U.S. (important)
Failing to protect Black lives: How Washington, D.C., mishandled its response to the coronavirus
A Nation Holding Itself Hostage?
Mary Trump’s Book Shows How Donald Trump Gets Away With It
Hundreds of hyperpartisan sites are masquerading as local news. This map shows if there’s one near you.
The GOP’s Reliance on Mega Donors Is Becoming a Liability
Why Trump can’t persuade America to hate Joe Biden
Normalize This
In this Maryland suburb, 74 percent of new covid-19 patients are Hispanic
I Can’t Imagine Why Congress Would Want to Know What Donald Trump Did With All That Money
Republican congressman who used UPS Store address on voter registration is charged with 3 felonies
Joe Biden Is a Party Man. Right Now, That Means He’s Veering Left.
Here’s what the 2020 at-large DC Council candidates have to say about housing
These Monuments to American Eccentricity Give Me Hope (images here)
There Is No Plan (For You). Unemployment, evictions, business failure, a pandemic and health crises are all here at once. The federal government doesn’t care. (yep)
The Deficit Myth: a review
Long delays in getting test results hobble coronavirus response
Known as ‘Mr. Spaghetti,’ longtime owner of Adams Morgan restaurant spent a lifetime helping others
Will the United States still exist in another generation or three?
Fighting alone. I’m a GOP governor. Why didn’t Trump help my state with coronavirus testing? (They’re turning on Trump)

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1 Response to Links 7/18/20

  1. Bern says:

    Re your preference for the thoughtful application of ritual self-disembowelment, I say too messy. Defenestration, on the other hand…

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