Links 8/15/20

Links for you. Science:

D.C.’s six weeks of relentlessly warm nights is a record
Racing the clock to stop drug-resistant superbugs: If something isn’t done now, antibiotic-resistant bacteria could kill as many as 10 million people a year by 2050. A little-known Boston nonprofit could be our best hope.
The Great Covid-19 Versus Flu Comparison Revisited
COVID-19 Survivors Face Lifetime of Disability
What is antigen testing? And why are Indians states using it more and more? (good basic explainer)


Biden’s campaign may want to try this simple ‘message’ on for size
How three conspiracy theorists took ‘Q’ and sparked Qanon: Pushing the theory on to bigger platforms proved to be the key to Qanon’s spread — and the originators’ financial gain.
Sweatpants forever
Why Bertrand Russell’s argument for idleness is more relevant than ever
U.S. Coronavirus Response Met With Alarm Abroad: Europeans are watching America’s bungled coronavirus response with astonishment. (national humiliation)
Hybrid Schooling May Be the Most Dangerous Option of All
The Right Begins A Reckoning With Globalization: The coronavirus pandemic has shattered a 30-year geopolitical order. What will replace it? (Cowen is a monster, if well-groomed)
Massachusetts wants to keep taxing telecommuters from N.H., stirring up a new kind of border war
Ferguson Prepared America For This Moment: The Ferguson unrest and the work of protesters laid the groundwork for the current movement, even if many white Americans didn’t listen until now.
Brace yourself: America is about to act really awkward about Biden’s female VP pick
The United Auto Workers: A criminal conspiracy against the working class
Get reacquainted with D.C. through its famous mumbo sauce
How an Iowa summer resort region became a Covid-19 hot spot: A medical anthropologist on why the coronavirus response is so controversial in her hometown.
Two homeless residents say Dupont Circle neighbors cleared their belongings when they were given an Airbnb for one night
Would DC Statehood Also Give the Trumps Control of Three Electoral Votes? There’s a wrinkle in the statehood bill that could give new power to whoever lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
I’m not freaking out about Biden’s VP pick because I’m already thinking ahead to 2024
‘I Needed My Nails Done Soooooo Bad!’: Woman Tests Positive For Covid-19, 2 Days Later Goes Out To Get Her Nails Done (remove a finger?)
The Census Bureau Will Stop Counting A Month Early. Here’s What That Means For D.C.
Will Cars Rule the Roads in Post-Pandemic New York?
Death by a Thousand Cuts for One of America’s Last Great Institutions: Mail carriers tell the story of how the destruction of the U.S. Postal Service would mean the end of a connected country.
At sunny Saint-Tropez, the party crowd brings champagne — and the coronavirus

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