Links 12/23/20

Links for you. Science:

I’m A Scientist. I Can’t Even Get My Own Family And Friends To Follow COVID-19 Rules.
New science reevaluates risks of indoor dining: Although few clusters have officially been traced to restaurants, research suggests inside eating is not necessarily a safe environment
The lightning-fast quest for COVID vaccines — and what it means for other diseases
The engines of SARS-CoV-2 spread
Mutant coronavirus in the United Kingdom sets off alarms but its importance remains unclear


Birx travels, family visits highlight pandemic safety perils (bye bye!)
Ginza shoppers clean hands, phones with high-tech wash stations
Brexit to send price of dildos and butt plugs soaring, sex toy company warns
We need to learn how to talk to (and about) accidental conspiracists: “We’re going to have to learn to create a vocabulary to talk about how their friends fell down the wrong YouTube hole and came out speaking another language.”
Paul Lehr ‘Eye over the Desert’ (1991)
America’s Survival Depends on Bankrupting the Republican Party
Major U.S. companies are lobbying in a scrum for early vaccine
One Block, One World: The pandemic crushed businesses on Boston’s Water Street. Even more devastating: The effects ripple around the world.
A death every 33 seconds
Nursing homes face daunting task of getting consent before they give coronavirus vaccines (Republicans are fuckups)
No ‘Negative’ News: How China Censored the Coronavirus
Progressives, trying to sway Biden, send list with 100 potential foreign policy hires
Biden Must Do Constant Victory Laps In The Presidency
Centrist Dems Sure Hate the Left Side of Their Caucus (we need to start seeing ‘centrists’ as ideologues, not moderates)
What do Americans think about coronavirus restrictions? Let’s see what the data say . . .
Texas Wedding Photographers Have Seen Some $#!+
Help Is On The Way
Metro May Get Hundreds Of Millions In Federal Funding, Avoid Some Service Cuts
It’s Time for Congress to Give Public Transportation the Funding It Deserves
‘I’m Haunted by What I Did’ as a Lawyer in the Trump Justice Department (“We attorneys diminished the immediate harmful impacts of President Trump’s executive orders — but we also made them more palatable to the courts.” Democrats in the early 1980s had the same debates about ameliorating the Reagan administration’s policies…)
Members of John MacArthur’s Church Say They’re Being Pressured Not to Report New COVID Outbreak (religious freedom something something)

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