Links 3/11/21

Links for you. Science:

COVID‐19, children and schools: overlooked and at risk
Scientists in Oregon find a homegrown, and more troubling, version of a variant first identified in the U.K.
Why Virus Variants Have Such Weird Names. B.1.351 may sound sweet to a molecular epidemiologist, but what’s the alternative, other than stigmatizing geographical names? (name them after members of the Trump family)
The Pandemic’s Future Hangs in Suspense (has good links to CDC data)
Why comparing Covid-19 vaccine efficacy numbers can be misleading (this asshole with a blog who also has been an infectious disease microbiologist for over a quarter of a century would gladly take the J&J vaccine; have some questions about relative efficacy in the 5-7 week period after vaccination, but they pale in comparison to waiting for the mRNA vaccines)

Other:

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem Is a Deadlier, More Delusional Alternative to Trump
U.S. diplomat openly calls for Christian nation-states, rails against Jews. Fritz Berggren’s hundreds of blog posts, videos and podcasts date back several years.
Searching for Our Urban Future in the Ruins of the Past
Democrats have to do it all
Trump Hid ‘Fraud’ on Inheritance for Years, Niece Tells Judge
When you’re trying to print something
Is a Tax on ‘Ultra-Millionaires’ the Answer to Massive Inequality?
Revealed: The Star-Spangled Trumper Filmed Attacking Cops At The Capitol
Kelly Loeffler Just Lost Her WNBA Team to a Player She Refused to Meet
Rep. Zoe Lofgren’s Report Bares Lawmakers’ Posts Bashing Election Before Capitol Riot
Lessons that a 7-year-old girl can teach today’s Republicans
Could One of Your Facebook Friends Be the Next Qanon Shaman?
Sensible Centrism
NYT Columnist David Brooks Resigns From Nonprofit After More Evidence Of Conflicts Emerges
Gotta Pay The Troll Toll
I can’t quit him
Why reopening US schools is so complicated
A Brief History Of Past Cuomo Scandals And Controversies
Andrew Cuomo’s Endgame
No, we don’t need to ‘balance the books’
Plague Fatigue

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