Links 12/5/20

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Links for you. Science:

Should Schools Stay Open? Not So Fast. Data on coronavirus cases in U.S. schools suggests in-person classes contribute to the virus’ spread.
A better way to roll out Covid-19 vaccines: Vaccinate everyone in several hot zones (dunno)
The Covid-19 vaccines are a marvel of science. Here’s how we can make the best use of them
Will vaccination of health care workers (HCWs) lead to accidental silent spreading of COVID-19?
Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong. For decades, the medical community has ignored mountains of evidence to wage a cruel and futile war on fat people, poisoning public perception and ruining millions of lives. It’s time for a new paradigm.

Other:

Couch Surfing the Waves of American Poverty (excellent)
We’ve Been Headed Here Since Ronald Reagan Made His First Joke About ‘The Government’: The road is long, but eventually you find yourself in an ICU in Iowa.
Iowa Is What Happens When Government Does Nothing: The story of the coronavirus in the state is one of government inaction in the name of freedom and personal responsibility.
Pompeo invites hundreds to indoor holiday parties after subordinates are warned against hosting ‘non-mission critical events’ (residents of D.C. will bear the brunt of this)
‘Some were audibly coughing’: Trump holds yet another superspreader event on his way out
We Can’t Restore The Soul Of The Nation With Rahm Emanuel In Public Office
Obama’s Curious Cautiousness. He is a great politician, but he is not an activist.
D.C.-Area COVID-19 Testing Is ‘Winterizing’ And Moving Indoors
COVID-19 vaccine won’t undo decades of justifiable distrust in communities of color
The homicide rate is significantly up in American cities. Here are some explanations for why.
HOW DO PEOPLE WHO SHOULD KNOW BETTER GET THESE THINGS SO WRONG?
California Megachurch Pastor Who Eschewed All COVID Regulations Dies Quickly of COVID
COVID Outbreak at North Carolina Church Linked to 12 Deaths and More Than 200 Cases: Most of the cases are in people who did not visit the church, said Mecklenburg County’s health director
The Children of Pornhub. Why does Canada allow this company to profit off videos of exploitation and assault?
Biden top economic adviser facing accusations of mismanagement, verbal abuse (if she’s hired, Democrats will lose young talent.)
The Overwrought Opposition to Brian Deese: Biden’s choice to direct the National Economic Council is getting pushback from progressive groups, but the criticism seems unwarranted.
Obituary for Kansas covid-19 victim slams anti-maskers who ‘refuse to wear a piece of cloth on their face to protect one another’
Far Right Claims COVID Orgy Was a Honeytrap Set by Western Spies
Joe Biden’s Staffing Choices Are Looking Great, Except for Those Two Guys. One economist weighs in on the president-elect’s picks for economic advisers in his new administration.
The Aristocrats and the Meritocracy: An Ongoing Series
McConnell owns the Postal Service. We need to win Georgia to take it back

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