Links 8/5/20

Links for you. Science:

Children transmit SARS-CoV-2
The D614G mutation in the SARS-CoV2 Spike protein increases infectivity in an ACE2 receptor dependent manner
Perfect as the Enemy of the Good: Using Low-Sensitivity Tests to Mitigate SARS-CoV-2 Outbreaks
SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV-1 and MERS-CoV viral load dynamics, duration of viral shedding and infectiousness: a living systematic review and meta-analysis
Yes, the Coronavirus Is in the Air. Transmission through aerosols matters — and probably a lot more than we’ve been able to prove yet. (note that the author also makes the point that non-surgical masks can cut down on aerosol spread–a lot of the confusion is around the word aerosol)


Police: Richmond riots instigated by white supremacists disguised as Black Lives Matter
D.C. Public School Students Will Start School Year Online
Kramerbooks Will Stay In Dupont For Now, But You Might Not Recognize It
Can you tell which comments about housing are from Trump, Democrats, or upzoning skeptics?
Thomas Frank: Liberal Elites Will Create Conditions for Another Trump (hopefully, he’s wrong)
Republican China Hawks Secretly Approaching Team Biden (told you this would happen)
After Cruise Ships and Nursing Homes, Will Universities Be the Next COVID-19 Tinderboxes? (unless we crush the curve, probably)
Census Door Knocking Cut A Month Short Amid Pressure To Finish Count (one more thing Trump fucked up)
Contact Tracing Is Failing in Many States. Here’s Why. Inadequate testing and protracted delays in producing results have crippled tracking and hampered efforts to contain major outbreaks.
The congressional underclass erupts in fury after Gohmert gets Covid-19. The men and women who make Capitol Hill run are anxious and angry about the risks they’ve been forced to take amid the pandemic.
Trump just told us how mail delays could help him corrupt the election
Public health expert says ‘zero doubt’ most U.S. virus deaths were avoidable
Office workers are increasingly being told to wait until January before they return. Office towers in Boston remain largely empty this summer, with occupancy rates around 5 percent
Jim Jordan’s Paranoid Stupidity Let the God-Kings of Tech Off the Hook
Before the A.D.A., There Was Section 504. In 1977, people with disabilities held sit-ins to demand action on a law that granted accessibility, paving the way for the Americans With Disabilities Act.
The worst-case scenario: Converging in a tense section of Huntsville: A white police officer fresh from de-escalation training, a troubled black woman with a gun, and a crowd with cellphones ready to record
The Pandemic Isn’t Forcing Moms Out of the Workforce — Dads Are
New Candidate Alert– Jared West (D-FL)
Bernie Sanders introduces bill to provide ‘Masks for all’
‘Deaths of Despair’ soared in Trump country. It may be getting worse.
Florida Judge Exposes the Chaotic Nightmare Facing Felons Who Want to Register to Vote
Anatomy of an Election ‘Meltdown’ in Georgia

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2 Responses to Links 8/5/20

  1. John Kane says:

    The congressional underclass erupts in fury after Gohmert gets Covid-19.

    I keep having to remind myself that the US Congress is still meeting in person. Here in Canada Parliament went to virtual meetings in March. Not ideal but it seems to suggest our parliamentarians are not completely gormless nor suicidal.

  2. John Kane says:

    a lot of the confusion is around the word aerosol

    Orac over at Respectful Insolence had a complete post on the topic asd I found it to be very helpful

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