Links 12/20/20

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Links for you. Science:

People Thought Covid-19 Was Relatively Harmless for Younger Adults. They Were Wrong.
‘Like a Hand Grasping’: Trump Appointees Describe the Crushing of the C.D.C.
How Effective Is the Mask You’re Wearing? You May Know Soon
COVID-19: PM holds Cabinet talks as scientist warns new variant ‘real cause for concern’
Test Performance: BinaxNOW

Other:

DeSantis faces renewed scrutiny following discovery of mysterious gap in Florida’s COVID death tally: Florida may have “manipulated” COVID death data ahead of the November election
José Andrés Joins Call to Eliminate Tipped Minimum Wage in New York: The restaurateur did not support Initiative 77, the ballot measure that would have done the same in D.C. (but he fucking led the way in getting the Council to overturn a referendum to do exactly that.)
States thought they would get more COVID vaccines. Pentagon system had wrong numbers
Georgia stops reporting data on key public health indicators
D.C., Virginia, Maryland Leaders Ask Federal Government To Contribute More To WMATA Budget
The naked corruption of Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue
What Will ‘Mayor Pete’ Mean for the U.S. DOT?
D.C. and teachers union reach deal on how to reopen school buildings, capping months of contentious debate
History Will Judge Trump but We’ve Got to Do It First
Democrats Push ‘Abolition Amendment’ To Fully Erase Slavery From U.S. Constitution
A Recovery Squandered
D.C. Sends $6 Million To L.A. Instead of a Historic Theater
This hedge-fund billionaire is a huge fan of Sen. Kelly Loeffler — but why?
End The Austerity Loop: Democrats are failing to heed the cautionary tale about how their obsession with deficit reduction hurts the economy and harms their political prospects.
What We Know About Pete Buttigieg’s Transportation Record
Unemployed in America: ‘There’s No Foundation at All Right Now. We’re on Gravel.’
“Get Biden Elected Then We’ll Influence Him From The Left”
Whatever Congress does on stimulus, millions of workers are already screwed
The Power of Ideas and the Idea of Power
Uptick in COVID-19 also reaches D.C. shelters
How Offshore Oddsmakers Made a Killing off Gullible Trump Supporters

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