Links 2/26/21

Links for you. Science:

In lab experiment, Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine less potent against coronavirus variant
C.D.C. Announces $200 Million ‘Down Payment’ to Track Virus Variants
Vaccine hesitancy/skepticism is a problem, but I don’t agree with the pearl-clutching about “messaging,” as if vaccine hesitancy is something new caused by dour, pessimist scientists being honest about uncertainty.
COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in a representative working-age population in France: a survey experiment based on vaccine characteristics
Aquariums hatch unusual plan to save endangered zebra shark

Other:

Can the NAACP Succeed Where Everyone Else Has Failed? The organization is suing Trump on behalf of Representative Bennie Thompson, a survivor of the Capitol insurrection, under the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act.
‘Unaccountable and need to be constrained’: Legislators tell Biden admin firings at ICE are overdue
Rush Limbaugh Taught Republicans to Love an Angry, Racist Bully
Ted Cruz’s One Night in Paradise Is Not the Only Texas Republican Failure in Need of Discussion
What Was Rush Limbaugh So Afraid Of?
Rush Limbaugh Escapes The Hell-World He Created
For Black Aides on Capitol Hill, Jan. 6 Brought Particular Trauma
8 first-term House members explain how they plan to prioritize racial justice
How to Buy a Real N95 Mask Online: Fakes and little-known brands still abound, even as health officials have advised us to up our mask game. Here’s what to do.
Capitol Police Investigates 35 Officers, Suspends 6 For Actions During Jan. 6 Riots
Amazon, Facebook And Google Sue Maryland Over New Tax On Online Ads
The Rise and Fall of the L. Brent Bozells. How four generations of one American family are a synecdoche of the decline of the conservative movement.
Trump Hotel Employees Reveal What It Was Really Like Catering to the Right Wing Elite
Go Go Go
Texas, the go-it-alone state, is rattled by the failure to keep the lights on
D.C. revises rules, will open vaccines to young people with health problems March 1
The Strange Case of New York’s Covid-19 Death Count
He just wasn’t a true Scotsman
Sen. Joe Manchin Tells Struggling Workers He’s Still Not For $15 Minimum Wage (he’s every bit the ideologue Sanders is)
Texas freeze allows Jerry Jones’ natural gas company to “hit jackpot”
Eero Saarinen, Irwin Union Bank & Trust (1954) Columbus, IN
Faced with real consequences for participating in insurrection, MAGA followers turn on Trump

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