Links 12/31/20

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Links for you. Science:

Covid-19 wasn’t the only medical story this year. Here’s what you missed in 2020.
Parasites may not be cute and cuddly, but they need saving too, scientists say
‘We are not prepared’: The flaws inside Public Health that hurt Canada’s readiness for COVID-19
Ancient snack stall uncovered in Pompeii, revealing bright frescoes and traces of 2,000-year-old street food
Will Ghost Sharks Vanish Before Scientists Can Study Them?

Other:

Ronald Reagan Paved the Way for Donald Trump (excellent)
What a Miserable 2020 Revealed About America
Right-Wing Embrace Of Conspiracy Is ‘Mass Radicalization,’ Experts Warn
Iowa frontline workers on COVID’s severity: ‘We’ve never seen anything like this’
What Went Wrong in North Carolina
How Amy Coney Barrett and Barack Obama Transcended Petty Partisanship to Crush Community Activists in Chicago
Habits
The disturbing images of the COVID-19 pandemic that Americans never saw (one more way Trump–and his appointees–politicized the pandemic response)
The US Government Can Provide Universal Childcare — It’s Done So in the Past
Why The Numbers Behind Mitch McConnell’s Re-Election Don’t Add Up (for me, split tickets don’t mean anything nerfarious, but someone could dive into the precinct level data)
Amazon hires lobbyist brother of Biden White House counselor
Jon Swift Roundup 2020
How a British COVID-19 vaccine went from pole position to troubled start
Vaccines, Vaccines, Vaccines – Why Doesn’t Everyone Have One or Two?
Detroit is Suing Black Lives Matter Protesters for “Civil Conspiracy”
What was blogging? (I hate the new format & paid money to revert to the old one)
The Proud Boys Don’t Have to Go Home, But They Can’t Stay Here
Trump angered by Mar-a-Lago renovations, sources say (posting this because 3000 sq. feet seems kind small for a guy like him)
Biden picks 3 coordinators for Covid-19 response
Why a Michigan doctor is driving coronavirus vaccines from hospital to hospital in a Honda
Good Night, and Joy Be To You All

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