Links 10/22/20

Links for you. Science:

Studies Point To Big Drop In COVID-19 Death Rates
Georgina Mace (1953–2020). Pioneer of biodiversity accounting who overhauled the Red List of threatened species.
The pernicious contagion of misinformation
Extra Pounds May Raise Risk of Severe Covid-19. Even people who aren’t obese may be more likely to become seriously ill when infected with the coronavirus, the C.D.C. said.
Were The Risks Of Reopening Schools Exaggerated?


Nothing But Sparkly Sunshine
Trump isn’t even trying to slow the virus’s spread
Joe Biden for President (Rolling Stone endorsement)
How to Defend Against a Lame-Duck Trump
AP finds most arrested in protests aren’t leftist radicals
The United States is heading for a post-election crisis. Here are three ways to avoid it.
Biden Raising Cash to Fight Trump—After the Campaign
Post Investigation: These Florida voting machines ripe for Russian hackers, experts say
Foreign Hackers Cripple Texas County’s Email System, Raising Election Security Concerns
Microsoft just force restarted my Windows PC again to install more unwanted apps
On-duty Miami police officer busted for intimidating early voters at government polling center
A New Monument To Military Women And Service Dogs Opens At Arlington National Cemetery
Bob Biggs, founder of iconic L.A. independent label Slash Records, dies at 74
Court Packing? It’s Already Happening at the State Level
Administration officials alarmed by White House push to fast track lucrative 5G spectrum contract, sources say
Federal Agents Used Toxic Chemical Smoke Grenades in Portland
Why the Alt-Right’s Most Famous Woman Disappeared (narcissistic grifter)
QAnon Is Thriving in Germany. The Extreme Right Is Delighted.
President Trump is benefiting from single-payer, single-provider health care. We all should
How The Bankruptcy Code Protects Lenders And Harms Student Debtors — And What One Lawyer Is Doing About It. No one has ever had the gall to question the law and try to take down the student loan debt machine — until now.
Waiting for a vaccine: Killing for inequality
Players are terrified of COVID, but don’t want to speak up for fear of angering the NFL

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