Links 10/6/20

Links for you. Science:

How amino acids got their names
Aspirin, sodium benzoate and sodium salicylate reverse resistance to colistin in Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa
What Are the Chances Trump Gave Biden COVID-19 at the Debate?
One in Seven Dire COVID Cases May Result from a Faulty Immune Response
Companies Ditch Plans for Rapid Coronavirus Spit Tests at Home. You won’t be buying a rapid spit test anytime soon. But nose-swab versions might be on the way.


Fool Me Twice: How Democrats Risk Repeating the Mistakes of the Financial Crisis in the Era of Covid-19. Economist James Galbraith explains what the U.S. economy will need to get back on its feet.
Positive! Trump’s Covid Bungling Now Takes a Personal Toll. Democrats should not shy away from using news of Trump’s Covid test to hammer home the lesson that he has bungled the crisis.
Covid-19 makes us think about our mortality. Our brains aren’t designed for that.
Trump Thought He’d Never Get it. The president and his entourage have known since February that COVID-19 is a serious disease. They’ve never acted that way.
Trump said solving the opioid crisis was a top priority. His drug office’s track record suggests otherwise.
Not a ‘good look’: White House fight over masks signaled Covid-19 plans running awry
Biden Needs to Stop Talking Down Bernie Sanders and Medicare for All. Don’t step into the traps Trump lays to divide a Democratic coalition that includes democratic socialists with popular ideas.
Frequent testing could not insulate the president from the coronavirus: Trump and White House staffers underwent regular tests, but that was not enough without masks and social distancing
We Still Aren’t Prepared for the Fact That Trump May Steal the Election
The Problem of Surplus White Men
If You Think Amy Coney Barrett Is Extreme, Meet Judy Shelton
How Libertarianism Made Arizona a Covid-19 Hot Spot
The Hate Debate
As a Woman
The Rules Have Changed: An American voter testifies on behalf of the silenced majority
The Lights Blink Out One By One
What I Saw at the White House. Hours before President Trump left for Walter Reed, maskless staffers roamed the grounds. And no one asked me if I was sick.
The White House Is Spreading Virus and Lies
In the absence of an official contact tracing operation put by the White House, we have set up this dashboard aggregating public reports of individuals in contact with the White House outbreak.
Rep. @AOC and @RepRaskin are laying out 20 ways to secure a full and fair election
“I Don’t Give a Shit About That”: Inside the White House, Cavalier Disregard Created a COVID Petri Dish. President Trump created a workplace culture that mostly matched his public efforts to dismiss, downplay, and distort the COVID-19 pandemic. There was just one difference: a rigorous daily testing regimen that the vast majority of Americans could only dream of.

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