Links 2/1/21

Links for you. Science:

The day we let Covid-19 spin out of control
“I Am Quite Apprehensive about What Might Otherwise Happen in Spring and Summer”
Remembering STAT’s Sharon Begley: Mentor, colleague, and a legend in science journalism
So, this morning I promised a little tweetorial about variants and here we go. This will be from a vaccine/antibody point of view only, I won’t comment on how infectious they are or if they are more pathogenic.
HOUSING PRECARITY & THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: IMPACTS OF UTILITY DISCONNECTION AND EVICTION MORATORIA ON INFECTIONS AND DEATHS ACROSS US COUNTIES

Other:

In a civil war, accountability must precede healing
Doses should be flowing. But instead, states are complaining of vaccine shortages. And Team Biden officials don’t know exactly what the holdup is.
The GameStop Fiasco Proves We’re in a ‘Meme Stock’ Bubble
Screen Time Cannot Be Worse Than My Dumb And Dangerous Childhood
In Defense of Lauren Wolfe. And against caving to outrage mobs
Why Even Presidential Pressure Might Not Get More Vaccine to Market Faster
Garbage people (be sure to read the end notes)
Mask Fights and a ‘Mob Mentality’: What Flight Attendants Faced Over the Last Year
Here’s The Story Behind That Mural Featuring Ratzilla Fighting For D.C. Statehood
Democrats Should Act as if They Won the Election: What was the point of putting together a majority in the Senate if they aren’t going to wield it?
Trump Judge Issues Bizarre, Unenforceable Injunction Against Biden’s Deportation Pause
Mitch McConnell: I will prevent the Senate from doing anything if you try to stop me from stopping the Senate from doing anything
How to save the Senate
Why Is Big Tech Policing Free Speech? Because the Government Isn’t
Housing options for medically vulnerable people are limited as PEP-V centers hover at capacity
Why Apollo’s Palace Coup Against Leon Black and Further Disclosures on Jeffrey Epstein Are Not Reassuring
Violence erupts in Israel’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods over coronavirus restrictions
Major New Legislation Calls for Bigfoot Hunting Season
Biden Urged to Fire Entire Postal Service Board for Complicity in ‘Devastating Arson’ by Trump and DeJoy
Pentagon restricted commander of D.C. Guard ahead of Capitol riot
Nobody Who Entered the Capitol Can Get Off Scot-Free. Charge Them All, Try Them All. If some of them get fines and probation, so be it.

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