Links 11/19/20

Links for you. Science:

Digging the Rabbit Hole, COVID-19 Edition: Anti-Vaccine Themes and the Discourse Around COVID-19
Cytokine storms play a limited role in moderate-to-severe COVID-19
Key senator raises doubts about 2024 human lunar return
Did This Building Grow a Beard? Nope. Those Are Legs. Daddy longlegs will sometimes collect in large groups. Don’t mistake their dangling limbs for fur.
Multiple COVID-19 Outbreaks Linked to a Wedding Reception in Rural Maine — August 7–September 14, 2020


The Enraging Deja Vu of a Third Coronavirus Wave: Health care workers don’t need patronizing praise. They need resources, federal support, and for us to stay healthy and out of their hospitals. In many cases, none of that is happening.
During the Trump Era, Everyone and Everything in America Failed
How the Black Lives Matter memorial wall was resurrected after Trump supporters tore it down
Facebook Knows That Adding Labels To Trump’s False Claims Does Little To Stop Their Spread
The Substackerati: Did a newsletter company create a more equitable media system—or replicate the flaws of the old one?
Republicans livid over Trump’s plan to reduce troops in Afghanistan (Biden won’t, but he could use this as a pressure point with Republicans)
America’s anti-democratic Senate, by the numbers
Madison Cawthorn has tried to convert Jews to Christianity
A Lack of Transparency Is Undermining Pandemic Policy. Official guidance seems handed down from on high, rather than based on studies. That will make it harder to beat Covid-19.
A student debt jubilee should be a no-brainer
Madison Cawthorn arrives in Washington: The 25-year-old Republican upstart defeated his opponent Moe Davis in the race to represent western North Carolina
Guardian Detroit Bank (1930) Brightmoor, Detroit, MI
Trump will leave office soon. But we can’t let him escape accountability for his misdeeds.
‘No One Is Listening to Us’. More people than ever are hospitalized with COVID-19. Health-care workers can’t go on like this.
What is not your fault may be your problem
D.C. Construction Giant CBG Is Being Sued For Wage Theft
More than 130 Secret Service officers are said to be infected with coronavirus or quarantining in wake of Trump’s campaign travel (not helping D.C.’s COVID problems…)
Big John Fetterman Can Save the Democratic Party — if the Democrats Let Him
Trump’s election madness: The press gives Republicans a pass
As coronavirus surges across the country, Fox propagandists are fighting new efforts to slow its spread
How Biden swung the religious vote. Trump’s team thought religious-minded voters would save him in key states. They now appear to have turned away just enough for him to lose.
A Republican Senate Would Be Bad for Business. What’s bad for America would be bad for corporations, too.
Stop romanticizing divided government. If McConnell is majority leader, there will be no progress.

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