Links 9/15/20

Links for you. Science:

COVID-19 herd immunity: where are we? (get through the first two paragraphs, and it’s very good)
Mangrove loss has fallen dramatically, but the forests are still in danger
Community and Close Contact Exposures Associated with COVID-19 Among Symptomatic Adults ≥18 Years in 11 Outpatient Health Care Facilities — United States, July 2020. (small sample size; what’s interesting is what isn’t correlated with COVID-19: salons and public transit)
Longtime Climate Science Denier Hired At NOAA
Transmission Dynamics of COVID-19 Outbreaks Associated with Child Care Facilities — Salt Lake City, Utah, April–July 2020


A light at the end of the political tunnel for Puerto Rico
Republicans are going to try to drown the economy
He Was the Neo-Nazi Who Inspired ‘American History X.’ His Nazi Pals Are Now Cops.
QAnon Website Shuts Down After N.J. Man Identified as Operator
How Anti-democratic practices get normalized
What the World Can Learn From Life Under Tokyo’s Rail Tracks
They voted for him and now regret it. Why White women are turning away from Trump.
A Deep Dive Into the ‘Gentrification Font’
D.C. Council to weigh legislation further regulating scooter use in the city
A Secret Recording Reveals Oil Executives’ Private Views on Climate Change
The normal course of empire
Emails Raise Suspicions as to Whether the Bowser Administration Delayed and Finessed COVID-19 Data Before Moving Into Phase Two
They were names on headstones until the pandemic. Then they became reminders that ‘Georgetown was Black.’
Robert White and Silverman Balk at $1 Million Price Tag for Inauguration Booth
Majority of the Washington region’s workers unlikely to return to the office before summer, survey says (summer 2021)
We Lost Because We Weren’t Big Enough (the Left in the UK and the US)
Trump’s hostility to cities threatens to worsen the recession
‘This is f—ing crazy’: Florida Latinos swamped by wild conspiracy theories (lots of anti-Semitism)
Here’s what the media must do to fend off an election-night disaster
The conventional wisdom is wrong–today’s Democrats are more united in support of organized labor than the New Deal Dems
Betting It All On Black

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