Links 12/2/20

Links for you. Science:

Stigma is making the COVID-19 pandemic more invisible. While the stigma of socializing may deter people from doing so, it may inadvertently also drive some of these activities underground. This can and does make transmission chains harder to detect and trace.
Long-distance airborne dispersal of SARS-CoV-2 in COVID-19 wards
‘Proning’ Covid Patients Seems to Save Lives. But How Many?
This Rat Covers Itself With Poison That Can Take Out an Elephant
As the Pandemic Surges, C.D.C. Issues Increasingly Assertive Advice


How the Cherokee Nation has curtailed the pandemic (it didn’t have to be like this)
The United States Congress Is Set to Do Something…Good and Useful? On a Bipartisan Basis? The legislature is set to tackle money laundering. Donald Trump has, of course, issued a veto.
1918 Germany Has a Warning for America. Donald Trump’s “Stop the Steal” campaign recalls one of the most disastrous political lies of the 20th century.
The $2 Billion Mall Rats. The inside story of a black sheep hedge fund, their massive bet that shopping malls would crash, and how they proved Wall Street wrong.
Teaching in the Pandemic: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’
Sudden Entry: Doug Jemal threatens to shut down Check It’s “Secret Garden”
The end of the abuser-in-chief: Donald Trump and the political movement he built were nothing more than petty despots. The noise in the streets is the kind people make when tyrants fall.
‘Defund the Police’ Is a Great Slogan, If You Want to Defund the Police
For These Local Activists, Black Lives Matter Protests Came With A Price
QAnon has a bizarre new conspiracy about Biden’s broken foot
D.C.’s Initial COVID-19 Vaccine Allotment Might Only Cover 1/10th Of Health Workers
Pig intestines fly as Taiwan lawmakers engage in ham-fisted political attacks
Stop Making Sense
Maggie Haberman and the New York Times will never get over themselves
The NFL Is Too Big to Let COVID Stop It
White House planning a packed season of holiday parties
When you need to confirm you’re not a robot
How Taxpayers are Picking Up the Bill for the Destruction of Local Restaurants. Ghost Kitchens are a trend that are as spooky and scary as they sound
D.C. and Arlington among the 10 cities with fastest rent declines during pandemic
Trump lays the groundwork for a massive government purge on his way out the door
How Will Biden Deal With Republican Sabotage? He needs to make the G.O.P. pay a price for obstruction.

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