Links 8/25/20

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Links for you. Science:

‘Contact Languages’ Don’t Get the Respect They Deserve: They’re dying out at an astonishing rate, and saving them is no easy task.
Long-Haulers Are Redefining COVID-19. Without understanding the lingering illness that some patients experience, we can’t understand the pandemic. (wrote a bit about this here)
What the immune response to the coronavirus says about the prospects for a vaccine
‘Horrifying’ data glitch skews key Iowa coronavirus metrics
The pandemic appears to have spared Africa so far. Scientists are struggling to explain why

Other:

Inside The Seething White Heart Of The Blue Lives Matter Movement
A Lot of People Want Lindsey Graham Retired. Jaime Harrison Thinks He’s the Man to Do It.
Media outlets deliberately twist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s DNC speech. Anybody who remotely understands political conventions would know what was actually going on — but they manipulated it for headlines, anyway.
Fearing coronavirus, a Michigan college tracks its students with a flawed app. And students have no way to opt out
Metro Transit Police union calls for reforms, including ending emphasis on arrests and ‘stop and question’
Grim Future of Cities: State’s Growing Budget Hole Threatens New York City Jobs, Services
Bernie Sanders has the right medicine for a country too sick to hold a convention
Get Ready for a Teacher Shortage Like We’ve Never Seen Before
America’s Terrible Internet Is Making Quarantine Worse: Why millions of students still can’t get online
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser Criticized After DNC Speech At Black Lives Matter Plaza
How did Americans become such Wimps? Silence as Trump kills tens of Thousands, Destroys Social Security and Post Office, Plots Election Fraud
In It To Win It
What Will the Real American Resistance Look Like — Chaotic Rebellion or Organized General Strikes?
COVID-19 Federal Funding Streams Available to the District of Columbia
Madison Cawthorn Is the Future of the Republican Party
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Right to Warn of “Fascism in the United States”
The Trump Administration Is Giving Political Appointees Power Over Apportioning Federal Funds
A Decision From the Board of Elections Could End Local Government’s Use of Twitter for Good (there is nothing Ed Hanlon or the DC Board of Elections can’t fuck up)
The Shocking Reason Why Some of the Most Dangerous Drivers Keep Their Licenses
Joe Biden is already planning a failed presidency
The Militias Against Masks
Mayor Bowser Wore A Local Artist’s T-Shirt At The DNC, And Orders Have Surged
‘So, what do you do?’ What, indeed. With office life dormant, white-collar Washington is adrift.

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