Links 4/8/21

Links for you. Science:

We Can’t End the Pandemic Without Vaccinating Kids
Satellite Imagery Shows Northern California Kelp Forests Have Collapsed
Outdoor transmission accounts for 0.1% of State’s Covid-19 cases (though note ““The risk of infection is low outdoors because unless you are up close to someone infected…”)
Finding From Particle Research Could Rewrite Known Laws of Physics (Higgs boson will try to filibuster it tho)
Can Blood from Young People Slow Aging? Silicon Valley Has Bet Billions It Will (dunno)

Other:

All D.C. Residents Over 16 Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine Starting April 12
Behind the dark-money web that put Barrett (and Kavanaugh and Gorsuch) on the Supreme Court. Neil and Ann Corkery have a mission: Load up the judicial branch with right-wing Catholics. It’s definitely working
Did Boomers Ruin America? A Millennial defense of Baby Boomers (well, kind of)–very good
DC statehood is about equity and racial justice
America’s “crumbling” roads and bridges are fine
D.C. Council Bill Pushes For Affordable And Reliable High-Speed Internet Across The City
Surely We Can Do Better Than Elon Musk
Kyrsten Sinema is misleading her constituents. And she almost surely knows it.
Independent Pharmacies Told To Vaccinate Residents Through D.C. Government Portal, Abandon Their Own Scheduling Systems
The Trump media era ends not with a wow but a whisper
Three months after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, are public spaces making a comeback?
We Need a 9/11 Commission for COVID
It’s leaders of every faith vs. Sinema and Manchin over the filibuster—but especially Sinema
White Evangelical Resistance Is Obstacle in Vaccination Effort
Why The Republican Party Isn’t Rebranding After 2020
As voting issue gets white-hot, political reporters try to duck the moral implications
Republicans Are Now Running the ‘Stick-to-Sports’ Routine on Fortune 500 CEOs
Marjorie Taylor Greene Is a Nut and a Charlatan No Matter How Much Money She Raises
WeWork Or, Give People Money
Top Official Warned That Covid Vaccine Plant Had to Be ‘Monitored Closely’
Georgetown Is Installing Deck Panels to Widen Its Sidewalks
Table for None: Several D.C. restaurants survived the pandemic without letting customers cross the threshold. Was only offering takeout the right decision?

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