Links 9/30/20

Links for you. Science:

How to fix public health weaknesses before the next pandemic hits (wrote about one part of this here)
Black Microbiologists Push for Visibility Amid a Pandemic
Friends of the White Whale Society Presents, You’re Gonna Want to Sit Down for this one (never seen a family of albino squirrels)
The photo used on the BBC’s story about Boris Johnson’s pledge to increase the area of the UK’s “protected” land illustrates our bizarre notions of protection. Anywhere else on Earth, we would recognise this scene, in our temperate rainforest band, as an ecological disaster zone.
How a glitchy computer system skewed Texas’ coronavirus data and hampered its pandemic response


Dealing With Rona
Redfield voices alarm over influence of Trump’s new coronavirus task force adviser. CDC Director Robert Redfield took aim at Covid-19 task force member Scott Atlas, telling colleague in an overheard call that “everything he says is false.”
Chicago skyline and lakefront by painter/printmaker Richard Florsheim (1916-1979)
This will hurt you more than it hurts me
Sharpie Accounting
RBG’s Big Mistake
Democrats have no plan: Trump is bulldozing democracy — and nobody’s ready to stop him
Progressives Wrestle With How to Address Allegations of Mistreatment in San Francisco Race
Scenes from a Supreme Court Focus Group
Absent aid, few US cities will be able to avoid austerity
Clarence Thomas should recuse himself if the Supreme Court has to decide the election
Turns Out President Business Deals Couldn’t Manage a Lemonade Stand
CDC’s credibility is eroded by internal blunders and external attacks as coronavirus vaccine campaigns loom
The ‘defund the police’ debate is being warped by a false choice
Trump’s Tax Returns Have Exposed Him as a Massive Failure Who Thrived in the Age of Plutocracy
Revealed: Trump campaign strategy to deter millions of Black Americans from voting in 2016 (would be curious to see what category I was placed in)
There Are Fundamental Questions Amy Coney Barrett Needs to Answer. It is not “anti-Catholic” in any way to wonder if her religious affiliation is part of the basis through which the judge decides cases in secular law (especially when she explicitly has said judges should recuse themselves from murder cases because they violate Catholic teaching)
A Tale Of Two Schools: COVID-19 Testing On Illinois Campuses
Trump’s long-hidden tax returns make him look like a terrible businessman, or a cheat. Probably both.

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2 Responses to Links 9/30/20

  1. Mr grumpy says:

    The University of Louisville campus has had a stable population of albino squirrels for decades.

  2. kaleberg says:

    It was hard to read that U of I reopening article without thinking o

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