Links 3/6/21

Links for you. Science:

The effectiveness of the first dose of BNT162b2 vaccine in reducing SARS-CoV-2 infection 13-24 days after immunization: real-world evidence
President Biden’s Science Policies Are…Good, Actually. And That’s Worth Celebrating.
Garden-variety germs may explode in COVID’s wake, study suggests
“We mustn’t spend a long time with a lot of virus circulating among a partially vaccinated population”
Where did COVID come from? Five mysteries that remain

Other:

Savvy
America’s Most Reliable Pandemic Data Are Now at Risk
CDC balks at watchdog’s push to remake Covid-19 tracking
D.C. Council Could Further Regulate Delivery Apps With New Fee Cap
“I’m Sorry,” Says Ro Khanna, “An Unelected Parliamentarian Does Not Get to Deprive 32 Million Americans the Wage Raise They Deserve.”
The NFT frenzy
Bernie Sanders unveils his Plan B for a $15 minimum wage after Senate parliamentarian setback
This isn’t over: COVID-19 numbers have plateaued at a level still higher than previous spikes
Secret Memo Shows How Harris Must Now Advance Minimum Wage Hike
Republicans Are Trying to Make the January 6 Disgrace Go Away
“Danger Warning”: Women Say Madison Cawthorn Harassed Them In College
The Coronavirus Is Threatening a Comeback. Here’s How to Stop It. (this was written before the recent leveling-off)
The Life and Death of the Dream Job
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine accidentally predicted the 2020s by writing about the 1990s (because we still haven’t done what we said we would do in the 1990s, so the problems just festered)
All Roads Lead to Beijing
Satanic Panics and the Death of Mythos
‘Look What You Did to Us’: The Big Chill of Texas Politics
The Republican Party Is Now in Its End Stages: The GOP has become, in form if not in content, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union of the late 1970s.
Several times a day I see people (often blue checkmark types) sharing Bloomberg, Post, NYT, data to show that 1) DC is doing a terrible job of % doses administered but also 2) DC is doing a great job of vaccinating its population relatively % wise. Both are not really true.
Biden’s COVID Plan Is Just a Beginning: The public health system needs wide-ranging reform to address weaknesses exposed by the pandemic
CPAC Was the Real Republican Party All Along

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