Links 8/28/20

Links for you. Science:

Thunderstorms might induce respiratory emergencies for those 65 and older, a study says
A math problem stumped experts for 50 years. This grad student from Maine solved it in days. “That’s ridiculous,” Lisa Piccirillo thought when she first learned about the Conway knot problem. “We should be able to do that.”
How our brains numb us to covid-19’s risks — and what we can do about it
What to Know About Covid-19 and Frozen Foods


Chicks, cockroaches, crickets and frogs: How mail delays are affecting the live animal trade
Why East Boston’s coronavirus infection rate is higher than the rest of the city. It’s over 50 percent higher than that of the second-highest neighborhood.
Cornel West: Is America ‘even capable of treating the masses of Black people with decency and dignity’?
Do-it-yourself coronavirus testing sparks kudos, and caution
Amid resentment and fatigue, Latino activists frustrated with Democrats make peace with Biden. For now.
Top FDA Official Says He Would Resign If Agency Rubber-Stamps Unproven COVID-19 Vaccine
No, the Trump administration hasn’t done everything that Biden is calling for on the pandemic
Jerry Falwell Jr. and the Evangelical Redemption Story
Outdoor Dining Is a Hit, but Restaurants Face ‘Apocalyptic’ Times
If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? Turns out it’s just chance.
Mnuchin Paved Way for Postal Service Shake-Up
Inside the Democratic Party’s plan to prevent vote-by-mail disaster
Emails Show Businesses Held Sway Over State Reopening Plans
Wages are soaring more than 25% in key region of this battleground state
Why it’s so hard to find dumbbells in the US
Billions in Hospital Virus Aid Rested on Compliance With Private Vendor. The Department of Health and Human Services told hospitals in April that reporting to the vendor, TeleTracking Technologies, was a “prerequisite to payment.”
The Inside Story of the $8 Million Heist From the Carnegie Library
A Detailed Look at the Downside of California’s Ban on Affirmative Action
Bye Kellyanne
New York City will rise again
D.C. Hospitality Industry Professionals Cope With Losing Loved Ones to COVID-19

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