Links 2/18/21

Links for you. Science:

Fully vaccinated people can skip Covid quarantines, CDC says (up to three months after the second shot)
A lone infection may have changed the course of the pandemic
Why the U.S. Is Struggling to Track Coronavirus Variants (money, or lack thereof)
Rapid coronavirus tests: a guide for the perplexed. Scientists still debate whether millions of cheap, fast diagnostic kits will help control the pandemic. Here’s why.
Effectiveness of Mask Wearing to Control Community Spread of SARS-CoV-2

Other:

Call Kyrsten Sinema’s Bluff: The would-be maverick Democrat is trying to sink the minimum wage hike. Her threats are emptier than they seem.
“I Don’t Trust the People Above Me”: Riot Squad Cops Open Up About Disastrous Response to Capitol Insurrection (must-read: “The main thing we were told was to be on the lookout for counterdemonstrators.”)
REPUBLICANS WON’T CONVICT? MUST BE THE DEMOCRATS’ FAULT!
At Least I’ve Lived Long Enough to See Bernie Sanders as Chair of the Senate Budget Committee
Big Money Drove the Congressional Elections—Again
Why Amazon Is Fighting So Hard to Stop Warehouse Workers From Unionizing
Here’s How the GOP Could Convict Trump Without Even Voting
‘I Miss My Mom’: Children Of QAnon Believers Are Desperately Trying To Deradicalize Their Own Parents
Senator attempts to block D.C. bill allowing vaccines without parental consent
Do Adults Really Not Remember School Sucked?
The climate deniers Microsoft helped re-elect
My Generic Medications Failed Me. I’m Not Alone
Republicans Are Gearing Up to Ignore All Evidence in Service to the Bag Job
This senator, who calls herself a Democrat, wants you to know she’s blocking your living wage
Do Adults Really Not Remember School Sucked?
New Allegations of Cover-Up by Cuomo Over Nursing Home Virus Toll
The Great Super Bowl Rings Heist
ICE ‘Deep State’ is blocking Biden’s quest for justice for refugees
New details about Trump-McCarthy shouting match show Trump refused to call off the rioters
D.C.’s gun laws may have saved our democracy
Meet Carl Hart: parent, Columbia professor – and heroin user

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