Links 4/1/21

Links for you. Science:

‘Compromise’ WHO report resolves little on pandemic’s origins, but details probe’s next steps
Crystal brains and witches’ butter: discover the fabulous world of fungi
Pfizer and BioNTech say vaccine prevents Covid-19 in adolescents
The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Is Said to Be Powerfully Protective in Adolescents
Meet the Mini Pizza


Washington, D.C., should be a state
D.C. Housing Authority VP Pleads the Fifth In Deposition ‘As A Precaution’ (D.C.’s managerial culture is… something)
The witness would not be described as angry
Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine doses are delayed by a U.S. factory mix-up.
Trump’s Presidency Is Over. So Are Many Relationships.
Top Trump adviser warned then-president on virus supply shortage, then pursued controversial deals
G. Gordon Liddy Was a Bungler Who Hired Other Bunglers to Burgle For Him
Matt Gaetz’s Fox News Fiasco Was an Exhibition for the Grotesque Mediocrity of the Conservative Movement
Transportation advocates push feds for a new traffic-control manual
The Fourth Surge Is Upon Us. This Time, It’s Different.
The rioter next door: How the Dallas suburbs spawned domestic extremists
Sarah Palin encourages mask wearing after revealing COVID-19 diagnosis
We Are Idiots
Founder of company hired to conduct Maricopa County election audit promoted election fraud theories
Statehood swap? Conflict emerges among statehood advocates over proposed pilot
Ancient coins may solve mystery of murderous 1600s pirate
The Dilemma Over How to Reproduce the Elite
We’re Kind of Overwhelmed by Biden’s Infrastructure Plan
New York City finally gets green light on crucial next step for congestion pricing
As Cuomo Sought $4 Million Book Deal, Aides Hid Damaging Death Toll (“People are smart,” the governor wrote. “And after a while if they can watch you long enough, they can figure out who you are.” Yes, yes, they can…)
Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan, explained

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