Links 10/2/20

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Links for you. Science:

The US Excess Mortality Rate from COVID-19 Is Substantially Worse than Europe’s
The Origins of Coca: Museum Genomics Reveals Multiple Independent Domestications from Progenitor Erythroxylum gracilipes
Corralling the Facts on Herd Immunity
The impact of COVID-19 public health measures on detections of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus in children during the 2020 Australian winter
Flight-Associated Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Corroborated by Whole-Genome Sequencing

Other:

Trump’s Open Embrace of Far-Right Extremists Is A Severe Threat to Our Democracy
Universalism and means-testing
Why Did Reality Winner Leak to the Intercept?
Pandemic Imperils Promotions for Women in Academia. Even as faculty members are given more time to meet a deadline for tenure, many say they are getting less work done because of child care needs.
The Debate We Had vs. the Debate We Needed. The presidency is about running the executive branch, which you wouldn’t know from the debate questions.
Proud Boys celebrate after Trump’s debate callout. On their account on the social media app Telegram, the Proud Boys appeared to take the statement as marching orders.
Hammel Green & Abrahamson, St. Bede’s Priory of the Benedictine Sisters (1964-67) Eau Claire, WI
Some changes to the debate format to keep this from ever happening again
The President’s Debate Performance Was Pure Fascism
Trump doesn’t decide who wins the election. We do.
Let’s Not Forget the FBI Found Law Enforcement Has a White Supremacist Problem
The Most Important Thing Biden Did During Tuesday’s Debate
Donald Trump Refused to Denounce White Supremacists. That’s It. In the first presidential debate, he also told a right-wing paramilitary street gang to “stand back and stand by.”
HHS ad blitz sputters as celebrities back away
The Morning After
Is Black Lives Matter Causing a Police Shortage? Probably not.
The Supreme Court is finished: Republicans have killed it. Now it’s time to fight back
The Untold Story Of What Really Happened After HSBC, El Chapo’s Bank, Promised To Get Clean. From the FinCEN Files investigation: Secret documents show how one of the world’s biggest banks kept doing business with companies that its own employees raised red flags about.
Barrett Crushed Gig Workers Weeks Before Likely SCOTUS Nomination
‘It’s a Crazy Way to Run a Country’: How to Reform the Supreme Court
Economic Forecast: Biden Plan Will Create 7 Million More Jobs Than Trump

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