Links 8/8/20

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Links for you. Science:

What the government must do to successfully administer a covid-19 vaccine
To save the hemlock, scientists turn to genetics and natural predators
The antiseptic Miramistin: a review of its comparative in vitro and clinical activity
Additive uncorrelated relaxed clock models for the dating of genomic epidemiology phylogenies
Association Between Statewide School Closure and COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality in the US

Other:

‘I’m sorry, but it’s a fantasy’: Jeff Gregorich, superintendent, on trying to reopen his schools safely
How the Pandemic Defeated America: A virus has brought the world’s most powerful country to its knees.
Ten bucks left, no place to go: How the pandemic and a broken unemployment system are upending people’s lives (this is why all the YASS KWEEN bullshit for Bowser wasn’t really echoed locally–FFS, the unemployment office is optimized for Internet Explorer after receiving millions of federal dollars to fix that)
Republicans Resume Fear-Mongering About The Debt. Don’t Believe Them.
Data isn’t just being collected from your phone. It’s being used to score you.
North Dakota GOP’s Platform Is So Anti-LGBTQ Nobody Will Say Who Wrote It
Biden’s VP Pick Should Not Determine the Democratic Party’s Future
Hurricane Isaias Keeps Trump From Pocketing More Campaign Money – For Now
How the legal fight against big tech is like the fight against organized crime
A Climate Plan in Texas Focuses on Minorities. Not Everyone Likes It.
In 1950, my family suffered a different outbreak in our town: A polio epidemic
These Elite Contact Tracers Show the World How to Beat Covid-19
Senate GOP Copied & Pasted Cuomo’s Corporate Immunity Law Word-For-Word. While raking in cash from health care industry donors, Beltway Republicans just spliced a controversial New York law word-for-word into their new COVID relief package.
What the ‘cancel culture’ zealots get wrong about Twitter
Pac-12 football players threaten boycott if health and social justice demands are not met
“THIS IS NOT ON TEACHERS.” Mic drop by a school counselor.
‘This Push to Open Schools Is Guaranteed to Fail’: It is time to stop pretending. Our children are staying home.
How a little-known 1980 law slashed pay for millions of truck drivers and created big-box retail as we know it
Where will America’s new remote workers live? (I think this underestimates the importance of face-to-face contact though)
USPS Workers Concerned New Policies Will Pave the Way to Privatization
Mail delays are frustrating Philly residents, and a short-staffed Postal Service is struggling to keep up
Proposed system would gather data about helicopter noise in the D.C. region

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