Links 2/3/21

Links for you. Science:

A counterpoint to the alarm bells that are sounding over novel SARS-CoV-2 variants. (not convinced, but people are discarding the null hypothesis a bit too readily)
Moderna plans study of a COVID-19 booster shot to combat variants
Alabama to Get New Marine Sanctuary?
Two Trump appointees are being investigated for posting reports denying climate change.
Novavax’s Vaccine Works Well — Except on Variant First Found in South Africa

Other:

The Far Right Looks to Small Cells and Lone Wolves After Capitol Fiasco
Stimulus check update: Sen. Ed Markey pushing for $2,000 monthly payments through the duration of COVID-19 pandemic
Trump Has Left Congress No Choice
The GameStop Bubble Is a Lesson in the Absurdity and Uselessness of the Stock Market
Trump must be prosecuted
We Have to Make the Republican Party Less Dangerous
Zuckerberg’s Biden problem
Biden could curb right-wing extremism with one weird trick: Ending the U.S. ‘forever war’
A New Era of Far-Right Violence
Longtime GOP insider Mike Lofgren on his former party: “Going easy on these people will not work”
At Least 38 Capitol Police Officers Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 Since Jan. 6 Riots, Union Says
If We Don’t Pass H.R. 1, ‘We Are F*cked as a Nation’
D.C.’s reopening plan is at a third capacity as city works to build confidence and fill seats
Creatives in Need of Funding Say the District Failed Them Twice
These Turkish brothers found their calling in D.C., championing the Black music scene
Death by 1,000 Tabs: Confessions of a Tab Hoarder
This L.A. project shows that homeless housing can be done quickly and cheaply
The Photographer Behind That Image of Bernie Sanders Reflects on the Moment and Its Virality
How the pandemic lifted the lid on the ‘Darwinian world’ of Japan’s sumo
QAnon Thinks Trump Will Become President Again on March 4
Donald Trump’s new reality
Fear of the Q

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