Links for you. Science:
What Young, Healthy People Have to Fear From COVID-19. The White House’s new science adviser says: nothing. The science disagrees.
How a Plan to Save the Power System Disappeared. A federal lab found a way to modernize the grid, reduce reliance on coal, and save consumers billions. Then Trump appointees blocked it.
Contact tracing efficiency, transmission heterogeneity, and accelerating COVID-19 epidemics
Two major Antarctic glaciers are tearing loose from their restraints, scientists say
NIH ‘Very Concerned’ About Serious Side Effect in Coronavirus Vaccine Trial
‘Like an Experimental Concentration Camp’: Whistleblower Complaint Alleges Mass Hysterectomies at ICE Detention Center
Trump has never stopped making the pandemic worse
Trump’s COVID-19 Culpability
How textbooks taught white supremacy: A historian steps back to the 1700s and shares what’s changed and what needs to change
Trump Does Not Need the Economy or a Vaccine to Stay Afloat. He Needs Whiteness. (the most potent form of identity politics)
Trump ad asks people to support the troops. But it uses a picture of Russian jets (lol)
A Slate of Insurgents Is Taking on the “Delaware Way”
How Can We Pay for Creativity in the Digital Age?
Four More Smithsonian Museums To Reopen Friday
D.C. voting guide: What you need to know about early voting, mail-in ballots
After Trump, How Do We Save Democracy? Criminal prosecutions will be necessary but insufficient.
Ladies! Here’s how to unmask that “anonymous” Twitter creep!
It’s Not Easy to Get a Coronavirus Test for a Child
Washington’s cozy media-political cocktail circuit needs a cooling-off. Now is the perfect time.
Voters Have Moved in Favor of DC and Puerto Rico Statehood
How Algorithms Are Changing What We Read Online: The AI of the internet determines what’s relevant. One day, it decided my work wasn’t
News outlets give Trump the headlines he wants for vaporware drug executive order: Four years after Trump’s election, media outlets are still marks for his disinformation
“I Have Blood on My Hands”: A Whistleblower Says Facebook Ignored Global Political Manipulation. A 6,600-word internal memo from a fired Facebook data scientist details how the social network knew leaders of countries around the world were using their site to manipulate voters — and failed to act.
The Media Learned Nothing From 2016. The press hasn’t broken its most destructive habits when it comes to covering Donald Trump.
Trump just repeated his ugliest claim about the election. Why isn’t it bigger news?
Alexander Vindman: Trump Is Putin’s ‘Useful Idiot’. In his first interview, a key witness in the impeachment trial says Trump goes out of his way to try to please the Russian president.