Links 2/13/21

Links for you. Science:

Coronavirus confusion: What’s the difference between a variant and a strain?
Israel’s Vaccination Results Point a Way Out of Virus Pandemic
Efficacy of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AZD1222) Vaccine Against SARS-CoV-2 VOC 202012/01 (B.1.1.7)
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Racial inequity in grant funding from the US National Institutes of Health
Virus Variant First Found in Britain Now Spreading Rapidly in U.S. (preprint here)

Other:

The Indoor-Dining Debate Isn’t a Debate at All
Biden administration makes radical decision to listen people who were right rather than people who were wrong
Rep. Boebert paid off nearly $20K in state tax liens in 2020
To Everyone Traveling Right Now: Stop It.
Unholy war: Is #DezNat an online platform for defending the LDS Church or a launching pad for extremists?
What Lesson Did the Democrats Learn From the Obama Years, Exactly?
Georgia health workers seize town’s COVID-19 vaccines to stop vaccination of teachers
‘Trump Just Used Us and Our Fear’: One Woman’s Journey Out of QAnon (I wonder if political affiliation affects one’s ability to leave)
Justin Grimmer vs. the Hoover Institution commenters
The Blue Dog Democrats Have a Point
Moderates want the White House to abandon its current approach to Covid-19 relief. And they make a good case.
There is no reasonable defense for permitting indoor dining under COVID, and there is no reasonable defense for dining indoors under COVID
How Popular Epidemiology is Both Necessary and Has Significantly Damaged Our COVID Response
Dead Teachers Can’t Teach
The White House Doesn’t Want To Hear From Larry Summers
What’s Keeping the Vaccine From Getting to Those Who Need it Most?
What We’ve Learned From the Robinhood Affair
If Senators Won’t Kill the Filibuster, They Should at Least Sweat for It
Why Katie Porter Isn’t on the House Financial Services Committee (the piece ignores how Finance is used to fund vulnerable members’ campaigns)
Joe Biden must put an end to business as usual. Here’s where to start
Courts are key to all Biden and Democrats want to do. Don’t lose focus on them.

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