Links 8/4/20

Trump_vprealfriends
Links for you. Science:

Baboons armed with knives, chainsaw spotted in UK safari park
Study tells ‘remarkable story’ about COVID-19’s deadly rampage through a South African hospital
I’m a pulmonary care doctor. There’s absolutely nothing unsafe about masks.
‘A huge experiment’: How the world made so much progress on a Covid-19 vaccine so fast
Public Health Experts Fear a Hasty FDA Signoff on Vaccine

Other:

Just The Flu (yep)
From the Start, Federal Agents Demanded a Role in Suppressing Anti-Racism Protests (so incompetent; if they had to go up against actual terrorists with a modicum of popular support, they would likely lose)
I’m from Texas and here’s my advice for Democrats: Go for it. What do you have to lose?
AOC Shellacking of Rep. Ted Yoho Shows How Little Progress Women Have Made
City Praises Contact-Tracing Program. Workers Call Rollout a ‘Disaster.’
When conservatives become revolutionaries (very good and terrifying)
The Cold War Bunker That Became Home to a Dark-Web Empire
Are the Polls Missing Republican Voters?
What Vermont and Its History Might Teach the Nation About Handling the Coronavirus
We Lost the Battle for the Republican Party’s Soul Long Ago
Metro, other transit providers plead for funding in second federal coronavirus package
Trump brags about his cognitive test. But for those with dementia, it’s devastating.
Understand American Elites Means Understanding Predators (there is a plan)
The Problem of the Not-Quite-One Percent (call it the gentry class)
Nationalize All The Nice Places
Does $600 a Week Make People Shirk? Evidence Is No
Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
Trump’s October Surprise: A Vaccine for Covid-19?
The 5 biggest little lies tech CEOs told Congress — and us
The US Government has made an ad about its response to the pandemic, and it’s surprisingly honest and informative.
Metro, losing $2M a day, faces ‘looming crisis’
For too long, the story of the Go-Go’s was a cautionary tale. A new documentary turns it into a triumph.

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