Links 3/27/21

Links for you. Science:

The Coronavirus Variants Don’t Seem to Be Highly Variable So Far: SARS-CoV-2 may be settling into a limited set of mutations (Vaughn speak, you listen! Will be interesting to see how recombination figures into all of this)
Moderna begins testing its vaccine in babies and young children.
40,600 people likely caught Covid while hospital inpatients in England. One in seven patients treated for Covid between 1 August 2020 and 21 March got it while in hospital (vaccinating hospital workers is really important for slowing transmission)
NASA’s Last Rocket. The United States is unlikely to build anything like the Space Launch System ever again. But it’s still good that NASA did.
Coronavirus Reinfections Are Rare, Danish Researchers Report

Other:

Documents Show Amazon Is Aware Drivers Pee in Bottles and Even Defecate En Route, Despite Company Denial (for context, homeless people also have to pee in bottles)
Biden May Be the Most Pro-Labor President Ever; That May Not Save Unions
Joe Biden Just Fixed Obamacare’s “Subsidy Cliff”: The American Rescue Plan isn’t just about COVID relief. It also solves one of Obamacare’s lingering problems.
Carrying Guns in Public Is Not a Constitutional Right, Ninth Circuit Rules
D.C. Considers Soundproofing Standards For New Buildings To Address Tension Over Noise Complaints
In Bezosworld: Amazon achieved its world-historical dominance thanks to failed policy and government largesse.
Democrats loved Katie Porter when she bashed Trump. Now she is making them squirm
Texas Three Percenters member charged in Jan. 6 riot set up security company to circumvent gun laws, obtain high-grade weapons, U.S. alleges
Dismantling the anti-vaxx industry
Atlanta shooting suspect was a patient at evangelical treatment center close to first targeted spa
Democrats could reverse years of neglecting unions — if they’re bold enough. Republicans have systematically undermined a key democratic constituency. Fighting back requires a kind of hardball Democrats aren’t typically willing to play.
Larry McMurtry, Novelist of the American West, Dies at 84
Cracks in a Legal Shield for Officers’ Misconduct
Neil Gorsuch Supports an Originalist Theory That Would Destroy Modern Governance. Just one problem: It’s bunk.
A scorching reply to Georgia’s vile new voting law unmasks a big GOP lie
After Trump Failed, Georgia Republicans Pass Bill to Make It Easier to Overturn Elections
Trump holdovers at Social Security delayed survivor checks for 30 million vulnerable Americans
Here’s why D.C. was excluded from a FEMA vaccine program: It’s for big states
Incoming TNR Editor Lays Out Boring Vision For Magazine In “Depressing” Meeting With Staff
John Cornyn May Be Rehashing a Decades-Old Beef While Blocking a Biden Nominee
Georgia Republicans Take Revenge on Voting Rights
Fox News Is Learning That Going Fully Off the Cliff Into Paranoid Delusion Programming Has Its Drawbacks
Georgia Republicans Enacted a Tribute to the Lost Cause Between Lunch and Dinner

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