Links 8/9/20

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Links for you. Science:

School closures in spring linked to drastic decrease in Covid-19 cases and deaths
With coronavirus keeping commuters at home, soot pollution in Cleveland, Akron down significantly
California COVID-19 cases spiked after July 4th. Family gatherings helped the spread, experts say.
A coronavirus vaccine won’t change the world right away
Health illiteracy is nothing new in America. But the pandemic magnifies how troubling it is.

Other:

‘Congress’ Is Not Flailing. Republicans Are.
How the Trump campaign came to court QAnon, the online conspiracy movement identified by the FBI as a violent threat
The White House Has Become a Militarized Island in Downtown DC
There’s Growing Panic That Trump Will Rush A Vaccine To Save His Presidency. That’s Unlikely.
Eight Shocking Secrets I Learned While Working on Private Jets
Trump Is Filling the Government With an Army of Kooks
Body Bags and Enemy Lists: How Far-Right Police Officers and Ex-Soldiers Planned for ‘Day X’: Germany has woken up to a problem of far-right extremism in its elite special forces. But the threat of neo-Nazi infiltration of state institutions is much broader.
A D.C. teacher uses his stimulus check to start a nonprofit, so he can take kids fishing
Trump’s Racism Won’t Win the Suburbs. But It May Diversify Them.
What Does Mike Pence Care About Missouri’s Crooked Former Governor?
Few People in History Can Genuinely Be Called Peacemakers. John Hume was one. He died over the weekend at 83 years old.
Vote Markey
Experts urge rollback of reopening as COVID-19 cases rise in Mass.
Trump Is Bad And Has Brain Worms
Two Black moms took their kids to the Mall. Secret Service officers confronted them with guns, they said.
Hogan issues emergency order that bans blanket private school closures in Montgomery County (but Hogan is good something something)
The Never Trumpers Have Already Won: They’re not trying to save the GOP from a demagogue. They’re infiltrating the Democratic Party.
Confused Trump can’t understand how many Americans are dying of coronavirus in shocking interview
Many Americans Are Convinced Crime Is Rising In The U.S. They’re Wrong. But their fear makes everyone less safe.
Even for This President, the Axios Interview Was a Spasm of Deranged Narcissism
“They are dying. That’s true. It is what it is.” Trump’s Axios interview was a disaster.

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