Links 8/18/20

Links for you. Science:

We Leave the Milkweed Standing as a Monument to a Vanishing World. The Monarch butterfly is in great peril.
‘This Is All Beyond Stupid.’ Experts Worry About Russia’s Rushed Vaccine: Vaccines are among the safest medical products in the world — but only because of the intense rigor of the clinical trials that test their safety and effectiveness.
How a Popular Medical Device Encodes Racial Bias: Pulse oximeters give biased results for people with darker skin. The consequences could be serious.
Hispanic, Black children at higher risk of coronavirus-related hospitalization, CDC finds
Radical shift in COVID-19 testing needed to reopen schools and businesses, researchers say


Nursing Home Magnate Cozied Up to Trump as Deaths Rose in His Facilities. Nursing homes linked to major Trump donor Eliezer Scheiner received over $27 million in Covid-19 funds even as residents died amid poor conditions.
After a couple hundred years it just stopped. Maybe I was holding something important to someone that they’d been waiting on
The Post Office’s Great Mail Slowdown Is Hurting Small Businesses: Packages that used to take no more than three days to get delivered are now being delayed for weeks. “Our hands are tied,” one letter carrier told Motherboard, “and we are constantly set up for failure.” (read to the end–if Democrats don’t run on protecting USPS from Republicans, that’s political malpractice)
The Trump administration haphazardly gave away millions of Covid-19 masks — to schools, broadcasters, and large corporations
A Government Too Broken to Write $600 Checks: The president and the Senate majority leader weren’t even in the room for the failed negotiations to save the economy.
The spread of ‘accelerationism’ and its white-supremacist violence is now a global threat
Behind the Movement
Bookstore Operator Denies Raiding Little Free Libraries for Stock (lol)
Four Facts on Kamala Harris’s Transportation Record
The Nation Wanted to Eat Out Again. Everyone Has Paid the Price.
Republicans Suddenly Have a Passion for College Football. It’s the one thing that might distract Americans from the abysmal GOP-led response to the pandemic.
House Democrats Introduce Urgent Bill to End ‘Deliberate Sabotage’ of Postal Service by Postmaster General
I Have Spent My Career Advocating for Fair Housing. It’s Good to See Obama’s Rule Go.
Trump’s Unprecedented Attacks on Our Public-Health System
Meet the most important federal official you probably don’t know — the man who holds the fate of the coronavirus vaccine in his hands
The Post Office Is Deactivating Mail Sorting Machines Ahead of the Election
The President Has Openly Declared He’s Destroying the Post Office to Suppress Votes
One Hundred and Fifty Days
Seven Mayors, Three Crises, One Text Thread: A brotherhood of Black mayors, mostly from the South, talk to one another on a group chat. As COVID-19, a cratering economy, and mass demonstrations sweep the nation, they’re finding that these conversations are a lifeline.
Think QAnon Is on the Fringe? So Was the Tea Party. Followers of the pro-Trump conspiracy theory are winning elections and worrying moderate Republicans. Sound familiar?

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1 Response to Links 8/18/20

  1. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    Bookstore Operator Denies Raiding Little Free Libraries for Stock (lol)

    I have checked Little Free Libraries probably dozens of times. I think on one occasion I found something worth borrowing.

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