Links 10/7/20

Links for you. Science:

Super-spreading events initiated the exponential growth phase of COVID-19 with ℛ0 higher than initially estimated
The Impact of Vocalization Loudness on COVID-19 Transmission in Indoor Spaces
How the Coronavirus Got to Donald Trump. Covid-19’s path through the president’s world is an epidemiological mystery. We know why it spread, but not if it spread via a single infectious event. (would like to see some genome sequencing of samples)
Survival of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza virus on the human skin: Importance of hand hygiene in COVID-19
Phylogenetic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 in the Boston area highlights the role of recurrent importation and superspreading events


The People Trump Came Home To. The president’s behavior threatens the very employees charged with taking care of him
Trump Determined to Get Vaccine Before Election, Reportedly Overrules FDA Guidelines
D.C. Reporters Weigh Health Risks While Covering The White House
Civil rights attorneys take aim at single-family zoning using Woodbridge as test case
Utah wants to incentivize companies to work remotely
Health Care: The Best and the Rest
Not Pandemic-Proof: Insulin Copay Caps Fall Short, Fueling Underground Exchanges
How is DC Contact-Tracing The Covid Cases From The White House Outbreak? An Explainer. Warning: You might be depressed by the answers.
“Don Jr. Thinks Trump Is Acting Crazy”: The President’s COVID Joyride Has the Family Divided
NYT front page story questions Biden (yes, Biden’s) COVID test protocols. They still haven’t learned
The Doomsday Plan: How the Military Responds When the President Can’t Fulfill His Duties
Why the White House’s testing-only strategy to shield Trump from Covid-19 fell short
Super-Concierge Doctors, High-Design Home Classrooms, and Catered Backyard Dinners: Lifestyles of the Rich and Quarantined. This is what a luxe lockdown in Washington looks like.
Concern rises for White House residence staffers as their workplace emerges as a virus hot spot
Americans showed Trump compassion. He repaid us with contempt.
You Are The Herd
The Recklessness of Trump’s Return to the White House
Let’s hope Trump recovers — and that the GOP gets what it deserves
Trump: It’s Actually Good I Contracted the Coronavirus
The President’s Coronavirus Treatment
Our 2020 Advisory Neighborhood Commission endorsements in wards 1 and 2

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