Links 9/24/20

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Links for you. Science:

Signs of depression have tripled in the U.S. since the COVID-19 pandemic got underway
A Notorious COVID Troll Actually Works for Dr. Fauci’s Agency: Bill Crews is a PR official at the National Institutes of Health. But he also has another job: an anonymous RedState editor who rails against the agency for which he works. (oh boy)
CDC dramatically restores COVID-19 testing advice marred by political meddling
SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Dynamics Should Inform Policy
Low genetic diversity may be an Achilles heel of SARS-CoV-2 (pdf)

Other:

Do Florida Democrats Want to Win the State Senate This Year? Party leaders’ reluctance to support promising challengers, and a penchant for punishing those who complain about that lack of support, provokes the question.
D.C. can make its streets safer for everyone
Biden Republicans Are a Political Illusion
Democrats Have Power To Play Hardball, Too
Socialists Have Long Fought to Disempower the Supreme Court. That’s More Urgent Than Ever Now.
They’re Bad People, Brent
RIP RBG. Now End the Filibuster. Add States to the Union. Expand the Courts.
Democrats Really Might Try to Pack the Courts
Abolish the Senate: Only the House is the house of our dreams
Before Election, Trump Tries To Stack Prison-Sentencing Agency With Right Wing Allies
On Quitting Academia
Rescuing Restaurants: How to Protect Restaurants, Workers, and Communities from Predatory Delivery App Corporations
‘Astounding’: Trump Officials Reportedly Bypassed CDC Scientists to Publish ‘Dangerous’ Covid-19 Testing Guidelines
FRACKED IF YOU DO
Dirty money pours into the world’s most powerful banks.
How Deutsche let dirty clients run rampant
Why misinformation about COVID-19’s origins keeps going viral. Another piece of coronavirus misinformation is making the rounds. Here’s how to sift through the muck.
The N95 shortage America can’t seem to fix. Nurses and doctors depend on respirator masks to protect them from covid-19. So why are we still running low on an item that once cost around $1?
Frozen Meat Against COVID-19 Misinformation: An Analysis of Steak-Umm and Positive Expectancy Violations
How Hypocrites in High Places Have Contributed to the Riots in the Streets
Look What Has Been Taken From Black Americans. One 1919 riot in rural Arkansas cost Black farmers more than $10 million.

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