Links 10/15/20

Links for you. Science:

A call for diagnostic tests to report viral load
The truth about CDC’s Covid-19 death rate — and the conspiracies undermining it
Efficacy of face masks, neck gaiters and face shields for reducing the expulsion of simulated cough-generated aerosols
An octopus (Benthoctopus sp.), tanner crab (Chionoecetes tanneri), and sea cucumbers (Pannychia moseleyi) gather around sea anemones 1,949 m deep off Half Moon Bay.
COVID-19 cases in Arizona dropped 75% after mask mandates began, report says (paper here)


It’s Time to Re-Radicalize the Abortion Movement
Some Utahns refuse to get tested for COVID-19 — including a state lawmaker. Health officials are worried.
Trump Is The Most Crooked President in American History. That Should Matter.
Bowser Had ‘Black Lives Matter’ Painted On A D.C. Street. Now Other Groups Say They Should Get A Turn (of course Judicial Watch is involved…)
A Biden Saving Grace– Or A Fakeout?
“Pack” the Supreme Court? Absolutely 100% yes — it’s the only way to save democracy
How ICE Became a ‘Propaganda Machine’ for Trump
All the elements are in place for American-style fascism, says Cornel West (“There is a dimension of culture that’s not reducible to just a Marxist analysis. So the Marxist analysis is partly right, but the other side of this thing has to do with these very deep fears and anxieties and insecurities that have to be confronted.”)
Here’s how Trump’s ‘court-packing’ attack on Biden could blow up in his face
Justice You Shall Pursue
The Sedition of Donald Trump (“Barr’s vision, if you can call it that, is an Americanized version of something more akin to Generalissimo Francisco Franco’s Spain. This is a counterrevolutionary doctrine and it is now in command of the Department of Justice, aiming for much, much more power. Its first order of business is to return Donald Trump to the White House by any means necessary.”)
A Popular Online Learning Platform Was Actually Created by an Underground Religious ‘Cult’
Battle Rages Inside Hospitals Over How COVID Strikes and Kills: Aerosols or Droplets
Coronavirus Cases In D.C. And Md. Have Been On The Rise Since Late September
The radical mysticism of identitarian reductionism
Dupont Underground Has a New CEO
Amy Coney Barrett’s hearing is a disgusting spectacle of GOP dishonesty
Cory Booker Finally States the Obvious at Barrett Hearing: “This Is Not Normal”
It’s Not ‘Court Packing.’ Don’t Be A Moron and Call It That. (call it judicial reform)
Amy Coney Barrett’s Nomination Is the Culmination of Various Long-Term Right-Wing Projects
The single biggest lie told in the first day of the Amy Coney Barrett hearing
Fauci’s anger at Trump is more damning than it first appeared

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