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Transit Workers Are Still Dying—With No End in Sight

Marcia Brown The American Prospect
Though they’ve kept working in some of the most dangerous jobs, they’re now facing the prospect of furloughs and layoffs if there’s no more federal funding for transit.

Friday Nite Videos | September 11, 2020

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Trump and Fox News Double Down on COVID Cover-Up Defense. Babylon | Los Pinguos. Woke | Trailer • A Hulu Original. Bruce Springsteen | Letter To You. Why Masks Work BETTER Than You'd Think.

Why Masks Work BETTER Than You'd Think

Masks (whether surgical, or N95, or cloth) are counterintuitive and actually work much better epidemiologically than one might expect. Here's why that's so.

'Do No Harm': An Open Letter From Stanford Medical Faculty

99 Stanford School of Medicine Faculty New York Times
In an unusual and blunt rebuttal of a former colleague, 99 Stanford medical experts reject the "falsehoods and misrepresentations of science" concerning Covid 19 by Dr. Scott Atlas, a Trump advisor, warning of "immense avoidable harm."

The Pandemic and Oil

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
With oil prices down and wealthy countries bungling COVID-19, the pandemic has exposed the weaknesses that wealth papers over. The relationship between wealth and favorable outcomes only works when that wealth is invested in the many, not the few.

The 'Great' Reopening: Setting America’s Schools Up to Fail

Belle Chesler Tom Dispatch
I expect to watch with terror as many of our nation’s schools, woefully unprepared, open in the midst of a pandemic. Exhausted and heartbroken, I will worry nonstop about the students and teachers walking through those doors.

Tidbits - Aug. 20, 2020 - Reader Comments: Defeat Trump, Kamala Harris; Dismantling of Post Office is Dismantling of Democracy; Joan Baez' Open Letter Tribute to Dr. Anthony Fauci; How to Vote Early; Don’t let Facebook determine the news you see; more...

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Reader Comments: Defeat Trump, Kamala Harris; Dismantling of Post Office is Dismantling of Democracy; Joan Baez' Open Letter Tribute to Dr. Anthony Fauci; How to Vote Early; Don’t let Facebook determine the news you see; Lots of Announcements; more..
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