Links 8/21/20

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Quick and affordable saliva-based COVID-19 test developed by Yale scientists receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization
In rare find, fossil shows how Cretaceous-era ‘hell ant’ ate its prey with weird jaws
Pollution linked to antibiotic resistance
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization to Yale School of Public Health for SalivaDirect, Which Uses a New Method of Saliva Sample Processing (also see the this, this, the paper, and Wisconsin‘s similar product)
Scientists See Signs of Lasting Immunity to Covid-19, Even After Mild Infections


Why the GOP can’t control QAnon: The party was already becoming a conspiracy cult (excellent)
Woody High & the Black Union Reps, Who Made Me an Autistic Fighter (very good)
Gotta Try Something
The Real Pandemic Gap Is Between the Comfortable and the Afflicted
How Trump Is Trying to Ensure an Early Election Night Lead (yep)
Michigan’s Postal Workers Say the Fix Is In: As Trump’s postmaster general pushes cuts, union leaders warn “there’s no other explanation” aside from vote suppression.
House accelerates oversight of Postal Service as uproar grows, demanding top officials testify at ‘urgent’ hearing. The House Oversight Committee announced a hearing for Aug. 24, inviting Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Postal Service board of governors Chairman Robert M. Duncan
Obama’s Partly to Blame for the Postal Service’s Backward Ways
If you can punish a teenage girl for spaghetti straps, you can enforce a mask mandate
Odd Jobs And A GoFundMe: One Renter’s Struggle To Remain Housed
‘May rent. June rent. Late fees. Penalties.’ Tusdae Barr, on being evicted from her home during the coronavirus crisis
Trump brings in a new doctor for advice on response to COVID-19 pandemic (what a hack)
“All These Rich People Can’t Stop Themselves”: The Luxe Quarantine Lives of Silicon Valley’s Elite
Inflict Pain
Full Disclosure: An Interview with Noel Casler: The former “Celebrity Apprentice” talent handler on what he saw behind the scenes.
How missed rent payments could affect the affordable housing supply
Fake penicillin, The Third Man, and Operation Claptrap
To Get People to Wear Masks, Try Comparing Them to Seatbelts and Helmets
Bidenomics and America’s new New Deal: It is always better to have a plan than none, a lesson Republicans seem to have forgotten
Delaware will not regularly announce COVID-19 cases connected to schools
The role of a Christian at the collapse of the first American Republic

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