Links 8/19/20

Links for you. Science:

UCSF scientists create an anti-COVID-19 nasal spray (preliminary, etc…)
Assessment of Parking Fees at National Cancer Institute–Designated Cancer Treatment Centers
The True Coronavirus Toll in the U.S. Has Already Surpassed 200,000
For All We Know, Gaiter Masks Are Fine: News stories suggesting gaiters are worse than no mask at all are relying on a study that proves no such thing.
Evidence is growing, but what will it take to prove masks slow the spread of COVID-19?


The Plan That Could Give Us Our Lives Back. The U.S. has never had enough coronavirus tests. Now a group of epidemiologists, economists, and dreamers is plotting a new strategy to defeat the virus, even before a vaccine is found.
A Modest Proposal: It’s Time to Sue Every Corporation to Prevent a Depression
‘Hybrid’ school plans sound safe, but they’re the riskiest option we have
Biden’s biggest weakness is among young voters. Why not use the convention to help fix that?
Potential Legal Remedy For USPS Sabotage
Air pollution is much worse than we thought: Ditching fossil fuels would pay for itself through clean air alone.
How to make your home space look “professorial.”
Road Rage Nation
The Postal Service Can Handle the Election—If It’s Allowed To
The Fallacy of the Civic Champion: Why we should stop idolizing the austerity-obsessed “pragmatists.’
How QAnon rode the pandemic to new heights — and fueled the viral anti-mask phenomenon
Did they even hang bears?
Postmaster general under fire over Amazon stock holdings
Melbourne’s ‘State of Disaster’ Is Covid as Usual in the US (most Americans don’t realize how bad we suck at this)
Postal Service warns 46 states their voters could be disenfranchised by delayed mail-in ballots
The President’s War on Democracy Is a War on the American People
Internal USPS Documents Outline Plans to Hobble Mail Sorting
Alex Morse Would Like You To Know He Has Sex
Why I’m OK with my kids “falling behind” in school during the pandemic
Trump Makes It Official: He’s Sabotaging the Post Office to Rig the Election
‘It’s a lifestyle’: California gyms refuse to close, defying statewide restrictions (if we lowered the prevalence, this might be ok-ish)
House GOP candidate known for QAnon support was ‘correspondent’ for conspiracy website. Republican congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene wrote dozens of articles as a “correspondent” for a conspiracy news website.

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