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Thursday headlines: Rage of englightenment

A new study isolates live virus from aerosols at a distance of seven to 16 feet from patients hospitalized with COVID-19. / The New York Times

Charts and maps help to explain the spread of COVID-19 in the United States. In the country’s largest county, 1 in 8 have likely had it. / Vox, LAist

Update to yesterday’s mask news: stories suggesting gaiters are worse than no mask at all “are relying on a study that proves no such thing.” / Slate

At the Sturgis motorcycle rally, attendees pack into bars and mock mask wearers. / Yahoo! News

Remembering health care workers in their twenties who were killed by the virus. / NPR

Two Florida doctors, father and son, die from the coronavirus within five weeks of each other. Meanwhile, a Florida sheriff forbids his employees from wearing masks. / The Miami Herald, The Tampa Bay Times

For parents who can bear some dark humor: “Your School District’s Reopening Survey” / McSweeney’s

Economists list things they fear are likely to happen if Congress doesn’t pass more unemployment assistance. Negotiations now look delayed until September. / FiveThirtyEight, The Hill

Donald Trump has received 0.7 daily intelligence briefings per week since July 1. / HuffPost

Bob Woodward’s new book about Trump, to be released in September, will be called Rage. / CNN

Examples of “nasty” Kamela Harris asking men tough questions. / The Guardian

The Republican Party’s assault on the Postal Service will be felt especially hard by rural Americans. / The New Yorker

A QAnon believer from Georgia is likely heading for the House of Representatives. / NPR

To find new members, QAnon fans are flooding the SaveTheChildren hashtag, conflating conspiracy theory with real human trafficking. / The New York Times

A man uses Twitter to highlight the day-to-day lives of New York City’s Black inhabitants in the recent past. / The Morning News

Worth a revisit, the Washington Post’s series from last August on the arrival of extreme climate change in the United States. / The Washington Post

See also: Three recent podcast episodes that made us smarter. / The Morning News

Your weekly white paper: evaluating the legality of the Defense Department's cyber countermeasures under international law. / Lawfare

When self-driving cars go Venetian: an autonomous water taxi. / designboom

In case you've been missing your office cubicle, Panasonic has a desk for that. / Spoon & Tamago

In case you’ve always wanted to spend the night in a Blockbuster, Oregon has an Airbnb for that. / CNN

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s new song “WAP” draws concern from men who didn’t have trouble with songs like “Slob On My Knob.” / Jezebel

The Netflix "ta-dum" sound is based on a reversed old electric guitar sample. / Musicradar

Related: More examples of sounds being shaped. / things magazine

Join us around the fire for this week’s Camp ToB discussion of the second half of Lily King’s Writers & Lovers! / The Morning News