Links 11/26/20

Links for you. Science:

Why Oxford’s positive COVID vaccine results are puzzling scientists
Nature journals reveal terms of landmark open-access option. The journals will charge authors up to €9,500 to make research papers free to read, in a long-awaited alternative to subscription-only publishing.
A Vaccine Won’t End the Pandemic in Rural America. COVID-19 Could Linger for Years—Just as Influenza Did a Century Ago
No evidence for increased transmissibility from recurrent mutations in SARS-CoV-2
The D.C. Coronavirus Data We Don’t Know. Where are the outbreaks? What are the superspreading events? (excellent general points; related post here)


Obama the pretender (important, if discomforting for some)
I’ve Got The Feeling That Something Ain’t Right
They Know Even Less Than What They Say (Oster is not good)
A Weird Monolith Is Found in the Utah Desert
With Great Power Comes At Least Very Small Responsibilities
A Son Recalls His Father’s Role In The So-Called ‘Foggy Bottom Gang’
Beyond burnout: For health care workers, this surge of Covid-19 is bringing burnover
Despite the CDC’s Eviction Ban, Thousands of Tenants Are Losing Their Homes
Biden to spotlight CDC officials shunned by Trump. Nancy Messonnier, who enraged the president with her public warning of “severe” Covid-19 consequences, is slated to reemerge as a key adviser.
Roiled by Election, Facebook Struggles to Balance Civility and Growth
Why Newsmax Supports Trump’s False Voter-Fraud Claims
Two School Districts Had Different Mask Policies. Only One Had a Teacher on a Ventilator.
How Venture Capitalists Are Deforming Capitalism
To Save the Economy, Biden Must First Save Lives
Janet Yellen Is Probably the Best Treasury Secretary We Could Expect from a Biden Presidency (would like some ‘younger’ people; time for GenX to get a chance to really fuck things up)
This Is More than Another Line on John Kerry’s Resumé
Want to understand Biden voters? Here’s your reading list. (yep)
Key Democrat warns Biden not to nominate Mike Morell as CIA director
How the Biden Administration Can Free Americans from Student Debt (and it’s how you’re supposed to do politics–dance with them that brung ya)
Trump has set a hidden trap for Biden. It could do great damage.
Transit remains fairly safe during the pandemic, studies show

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