Links 7/23/21

Links for you. Science:

Why Was a Major Study on Ivermectin for COVID-19 Just Retracted?
Where did amino acids get their one-letter codes?
Some problems in the dataset of a large study of Ivermectin for the treatment of Covid-19
Larger Nursing Home Staff Size Linked To Higher Number Of COVID-19 Cases In 2020
Virus spreads in S. Korean regions with lighter restrictions

Other:

MAGA World’s ‘Freedom Phone’ Actually Budget Chinese Phone
Master’s Degrees Are the Second Biggest Scam in Higher Education
The ‘Occam’s Razor Argument’ Has Not Shifted in Favor of a Lab Leak
Iceland ran the world’s largest trial of a shorter work week. The results will (not) shock you.
Climate change and the media
Why People Are So Awful Online
On heels of tenure debate, non-tenured faculty at Howard U. decry working conditions
I Have Been Trying To Tell You
Private Israeli spyware used to hack cellphones of journalists, activists worldwide
Analysis of police bodycams confirms what Black people know: Cops treat white people better
Welcome to Patio-Palooza, a.k.a. Boston’s outdoor dining scene
An Open Letter to Nikole Hannah-Jones from a Howard Faculty Member
In Miami’s gentrifying neighborhoods, Surfside condo collapse deepens fears of displacement
Joe Biden and the social democratic moment
Asset Strippers Are Preparing to Feast on Britain’s Covid-Ravaged Economy
Hong Kong schools prepare to include national security education in everything from English to music, physics and IT lessons
U.S. Parents, Congrats on Your $300. You’re Still Getting Screwed.
I’m no fan of face coverings, but here’s why it would be madness for us to stop wearing masks now
‘It kept food on my table.’ Maligned by some bosses, unemployment benefits helped Americans weather the pandemic
As the Bootleg Fire burns, locals are faced with the realities of climate change — and remain skeptical
The Road Home

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