Links 7/31/20

Trump_notreallypandemic
Links for you. Science:

You Can Stop Cleaning Your Mail Now. People are power scrubbing their way to a false sense of security.
Sultry Nights and Magnolia Trees: New York City Is Now Subtropical
Estimating Global Epidemiology of Low-Pathogenic Human Coronaviruses in Relation to the COVID-19 Context (but see this response)
Dr. Robert R. Redfield Statement on SARS-CoV-2 infections (he’s not wrong)
More on Deaths of Despair: New Study Links Early Job Loss to Higher Rates of Overdose Deaths and Suicides

Other:

One Word Spared Norway From COVID-19 Disaster
The Next One Will Be Smarter (important)
The New York Times has a misogyny problem, too
‘A Combination of Forces Puts Our Postal Service at Grave Risk’
Wearing A Mask Is More Popular — And A Little Less Partisan — Than You Might Expect
‘One of the worst police departments in the country’: Reign of brutality brings a reckoning in Springfield
Cultural institutions in Boston continue to scramble for money as they reopen
30 Years Later, Disabled Americans Are Still Fighting For Their Civil Rights
It’s Not Just Trump—the GOP Is Getting Crueler and Crazier
Charlize Theron Recalls ‘Unfair’ Treatment On ‘The Italian Job,’ Shades Mark Wahlberg
The GOP’s Procrastination on COVID Relief Is Inexcusable
The Supreme Court Built America’s Broken Policing System And It’s Working Just As Intended
On the US public health system.
The Virus Turns Midtown Into a Ghost Town, Causing an Economic Crisis
The echoes of Hong Kong in Portland
How Discussions of ‘Neighborhood Character’ Reinforce Structural Racism
Region’s food truck owners wonder if they’ll survive the pandemic
A Small Landlords Trade Group Calls for Emergency Rental Assistance in DC
Held back: As parents realize how badly the U.S. botched the next school year, we’re furious
Homeland Security Was Destined to Become a Secret Police Force
D.C. on track to build 3 more miles of bus lanes this summer
8 Big Reasons Election Day 2020 Could Be a Disaster
Media coverage of the 2016 campaign was disastrous. Now’s the last chance to get 2020 right.

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