Links 9/17/20

Links for you. Science:

In rare bipartisan climate agreement, senators forge plan to slash use of potent greenhouse gas
Meet Some of the Zoo’s Other Quarantine Babies. Baby pandas are great, but have you ever seen a brown kiwi?
Green Algorithms: How green are your computations?
Operation Warp Speed promised to do the impossible. How far has it come?
Why COVID-19 is more deadly in people with obesity—even if they’re young


Scarcity of key material squeezes medical mask manufacturing
How the Trump Campaign’s Mobile App Is Collecting Huge Amounts of Voter Data
I can’t believe you’re forcing me to vote for Trump, which I definitely didn’t already want to do (my shorter take here)
Call police for a woman who is changing clothes in an alley? A new program in Denver sends mental health professionals instead. The program leads to better outcomes and saves police officers’ time
Stop Expecting Life to Go Back to Normal Next Year
Congressional Leader Lays Down Marker in Revolving-Door Battle
Why in the World Are Texas Universities Playing Football in Front of Fans?
Higher education in the UK is morally bankrupt. I’m taking my family and my research millions, and I’m off
The New Reconstruction: The United States has its best opportunity in 150 years to belatedly fulfill its promise as a multiracial democracy.
What’s the worst that could happen? The election will likely spark violence — and a constitutional crisis
Heat, Fear and Stubborn Doormen: What Census Workers Face in the Final Month of NYC Count
The Death of Industrial Seattle
Sputtering summer sales, dwindling federal aid cripple D.C.’s small businesses
Always On Their Bullshit
Square circles
Trump Joins Fox News to Assure the Nation This Is About Exploding Trees, Not Climate Change
The egregious gaslighting around Trump’s handling of the pandemic
Trump’s Rage Is Worse Than You’ve Heard
Armed vigilantes set up rural checkpoints in Oregon as ‘antifa fires’ hoax inflames social media
Nursing homes with unionized healthcare workers saw a 30% lower COVID-19 fatality rate
A pandemic, a motel without power and a potentially terrifying glimpse of Orlando’s future

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1 Response to Links 9/17/20

  1. jrkrideau says:

    Operation Warp Speed promised to do the impossible. How far has it come?
    “I don’t think you can characterize the behavior of the country as being all one thing or another,” Hatchett told STAT. “They have invested … many billions of dollars in terms of funding the basic work and the clinical trials and the development of vaccines that will serve the needs of the world. They have invested more than all the rest of the world in aggregate.”

    This does assume the US vaccines work while the British, German, Russian, Chinese, Cuban… ones do not.

    Still a great way to make friends and influence people.

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