Links 12/12/20

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Links for you. Science:

How Climate Change Is Ushering in a New Pandemic Era
Here’s Why Vaccinated People Still Need to Wear a Mask
New Vaccine Data Is Coming: Watch Out for These 3 Claims
Detailed data on AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid-19 vaccine show it has moderate efficacy
WWI Trench Disease Is Reappearing Among People Experiencing Homelessness

Other:

Trump’s jaw-dropping vaccine screwup (the official Republican policy was fixated on a vaccine and they fucked that up)
Biden Wants America to Lead the World. It Shouldn’t.
California’s new COVID-19 restrictions place burden on workers and small business owners
The Republican Party Is Now a Seditious Organization
Republican State Legislators Live in Terror at Trump’s Base. “If I would say to you, ‘I don’t want to do it,'” said one in Pennsylvania, “I’d get my house bombed tonight.”
Montgomery County Executive Proposes Suspending Indoor Dining Next Week
Georgia Democrats can’t afford to take the high road against Loeffler’s cries of ‘socialism!’ (made this point a while ago, albeit more sympathetically)
What If Trump Is Trying To Break the GOP? The future of the Republican party is an endless series of loyalty tests and Trump family vendettas. Good luck.
A Vaccine Critic Told Congress To Focus On Toilets Instead Of Masks To Stop COVID. Sen. Ron Johnson said he was trying to be open-minded in inviting witnesses who promoted misinformation about the COVID pandemic.
The Super-Scary Theory of the 21st Century
Giuliani leaves hospital after getting drug ‘cocktail’ so rare states distribute it by lottery
Progressives’ patience with Biden wears thin (“I’ve told the Biden people: The progressive movement is 35-40% of the Democratic coalition. Without a lot of other enormously hard work on the part of grassroots activists and progressives, Joe would not have won the election.”)
Why do people keep treating Slow Streets signs like the Kool-Aid Man treats walls?
Why These Young Men Carry Guns
There’s Evil, and Then There’s Erik Prince
Did Covid Lockdown “Solve” Productivity Mystery?
Joe Biden’s Appointments Show Focus on Superficial Representation (“It’s okay to ask for more and for better.”)
Stealing to survive: More Americans are shoplifting food as aid runs out in the pandemic
The Establishment Is Gearing Up Against Even a Public Option
Here’s what happened when a Georgia lawmaker scrutinized the Trump campaign’s list of allegedly illegal votes
Joe Biden Said He’d “Follow the Science” on the Pandemic. He Isn’t.

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