Links 1/12/21

Links for you. Science:

False Reports of a New ‘U.S. Variant’ Came from White House Task Force
An Extra-Contagious Coronavirus Variant Is In The US — But No One Knows How Widespread It Is
Pfizer Says Its Vaccine Works Against Key Mutation in Contagious Variants
Genomic sequencing of SARS-CoV-2: A guide to implementation for maximum impact on public health
Enabling high-throughput SARS-CoV-2 sequencing and surveillance


What Was the Point of Fortress D.C.? Security swallowed Washington’s public spaces so its protectors could stop a real threat. They couldn’t. (must-read)
Six Republican lawmakers among rioters as police release photos of wanted (“Suspects include Holocaust deniers, White supremacists, and conspiracy theorists”–but I repeat myself…)
They Were Out for Blood: The men who carried zip ties as they stormed the Capitol weren’t clowning around.
Democratic control of Senate — and Capitol breach — put D.C. statehood front and center
It’s really hard to explain to people who don’t live here how incredibly jarring it was to see the events unfold yesterday, not just because the events themselves were shocking, but because it completely upends the entire psychic geography of this place
Jan. 6 Was 9 Weeks — And 4 Years — in the Making
A New 7-Foot Tall Fence Will Surround The Capitol For At Least 30 Days (have you tried treating fascists, white Christian supremacists, and neo-Nazis as existential threats?)
The Washington Football Team Is Improving. Dan Snyder Still Needs to Go.
Republicans own this: The Capitol Hill mob was the logical culmination of years of mainstream Republican politics.
Why the GOP Can’t Quit Trump
American Gentry: Local Power and the Social Order (not how I use the term, but interesting)
The Police’s Tepid Response To The Capitol Breach Wasn’t An Aberration: Authorities are more than twice as likely to break up a left-wing protest than a right-wing protest.
If Trump Is Impeached and Convicted, He’ll Lose His Post-Presidency Perks
‘Inside job’: House Dems ask if Capitol rioters had hidden help
The Man Who Saw Yesterday’s Coup Attempt Coming Is Only Surprised It Wasn’t Much Worse (all coups look pathetic if they don’t succeed)
How Many Trump Sympathizers Are Lurking in Law Enforcement?
Arrested by Capitol Police at peaceful protests? You’re not alone.
Senior Trump Official: We Were Wrong, He’s a ‘Fascist’ (the question is will anyone start listening to the anti-fascists?)
Must-see new video shows Capitol riot was way worse than we thought (important to see; send it to normies)
An Air Force Combat Veteran Breached the Senate
U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian D. Sicknick, who died after assault on Capitol, protected with a kind touch
There’s No Healing From This: A major political party decided they’re done with democracy. We can’t forgive and move on.

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