Links 9/29/20

Links for you. Science:

Brigham and Women’s COVID-19 cluster illustrates challenges in controlling infection
Here’s How the Pandemic Finally Ends
At the Brigham, ‘battle-weary’ staff may have allowed virus to slip in
COVID-19 is political, so scientists should be too. I ran for Congress because it needs more scientists. But that’s just one of many ways we can have more influence on our government.
A pair of Octopus cyanea on a date among the dunes


This is an election between Donald Trump and democracy.
There Is Only One Way Out of This Crisis: Expand the Court
Did Xi Just Save the World
Democrats Can’t Take Any Option Off the Table (even Joan Walsh…)
Revenge of the Money Launderers. The “FinCen files” story reveals: getting caught doesn’t stop banks from taking dirty money. It may even encourage them
Federal Judge Ousts Trump’s Bureau Of Land Management Chief
White House Staffers Worried About Trump Refusing To Step Down, Says Former Aide
‘I feel sorry for Americans’: A baffled world watches the US
The pandemic has devastated downtown D.C. Some fear the damage is permanent.
Davis Square’s character is being challenged. Can it survive?
Africa has defied the covid-19 nightmare scenarios. We shouldn’t be surprised.
To combat hunger, neighbors are stocking community fridges on Boston’s streets
Democratic senator to party: ‘A little message discipline wouldn’t kill us’
There Is No Invisible Referee
We Don’t Know Our Potential
Gambling With Your Health
Long-Concealed Records Show Trump’s Chronic Losses and Years of Tax Avoidance
Why Ginsburg Didn’t Retire
This is not a drill. The Reichstag is burning.
‘Everyone sees the train wreck coming’: Trump reveals his November endgame
Charting an Empire: A Timeline of Trump’s Finances
Some covid-19 rule-breakers could be narcissists, experts say. Here’s how to approach them.
No Place to Be: Cities have spent three decades criminalizing homelessness. Last year, Austin bucked the trend—and sparked a firestorm that still hasn’t gone out.
Prognosis unknown: Hospitals have figured out how to care for patients in a Covid world — just not how to pay for it all

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