Links 3/5/21

Links for you. Science:

Backed by Google, epidemiologists launch a sweeping Covid-19 data platform
FDA Briefing Document: Janssen Ad26.COV2.S Vaccine for the Prevention of COVID-19
Scientists Just Figured Out How to Turn Your Body Into a Battery
Estimates of severity and transmissibility of novel South Africa SARS-CoV-2 variant501Y.V2
Moderna Announces it has Shipped Variant-Specific Vaccine Candidate, mRNA-1273.351, to NIH for Clinical Study


Texas Is a Rich State in a Rich Country, and Look What Happened
‘The need is real’: GOP mayors embrace Biden’s COVID-19 relief plan even as Republican lawmakers pan it
My story of working with Governor Cuomo
Housing and the American Dream: Is A House Still a Home?
How 5 universities tried to handle COVID-19 on campus
D.C.’s small landlords are struggling under eviction moratoriums, survey finds
How to Not Be at the Mercy of a Trumpified G.O.P.
When Black Residents Wanted To Get Vaccinated, Accessing the COVID-19 Shot Wasn’t Easy: D.C. can’t solely blame its inequitable rollout on vaccine hesitancy.
Who Cares If It Gets Zero Republican Votes
It Did Not Have to Be This Way
Secretary Pete Is Already Coming Through for New York City on Congestion Pricing
So What Are We Going to Do About These Bullsh*tters Spreading Bullsh*t?
The Rules
Marjorie Taylor Greene blasted for attacking colleague’s transgender daughter: ‘Sickening, pathetic, unimaginably cruel’
The American dream is now in Denmark
Who drives cars, who gets hit by cars, and why (“Car ownership rate appears to actually be more important as a determinant of pedestrian crashes than other socioeconomic factors such as per-capita income.”)
The GOP’s apathy for governing is being exposed (“For the bulk of the Republican caucus in Congress, and the bulk of its voting base, the federal government is a sort of postmodern semiotic signifier without any material referent.”)
It’s time to confront the dark postscript to America’s role in defeating the Nazis
Why Only 16 Districts Voted For A Republican And A Democrat In 2020
Berlin’s revolutionary rent cap — success or flop?
When the Right Cancels It, It Ain’t Cancel Culture

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