Links 4/24/21

Links for you. Science:

COVID-19 Outbreak Associated with a SARS-CoV-2 R.1 Lineage Variant in a Skilled Nursing Facility After Vaccination Program — Kentucky, March 2021
Postvaccination SARS-CoV-2 Infections Among Skilled Nursing Facility Residents and Staff Members — Chicago, Illinois, December 2020–March 2021
Sleeping Too Little in Middle Age May Increase Dementia Risk, Study Finds
‘The damage is total’: fire rips through historic South African library and plant collection

Other:

‘I’m still a zero’: Vaccine-resistant Republicans warn that their skepticism is worsening (it’s a deathcult)
Are There Good Cops? Part 3
Why the GOP is so adamantly against D.C. statehood: A look at both the Constitution’s text and D.C.’s history shows why the GOP’s arguments are specious at best.
America’s incredibly successful pilot of universal health care
Top Canadian WHO adviser under fire after downplaying airborne threat of COVID-19
This Is Not Justice. It’s Self-Preservation.
Apple knows AirTags can be abused and is trying to get ahead of it
HAS ANYTHING REALLY CHANGED?
What Makes a Good Nominee?
Germany contained Covid-19. Politics brought it back.
Why It’s Not 2009 Any More
The Defund Police Movement Takes Aim at Fusion Centers and Mass Surveillance (fusion centers didn’t stop the Boston Marathon bombing)
Remains of children killed in MOVE bombing sat in a box at Penn Museum for decades
Vaccine Hesitancy for COVID-19: State, County, and Local Estimates
India’s Second Covid Wave Is Completely Out of Control
Tucker Carlson celebrated the murderer of Harvey Milk and George Moscone
Do We Still Need to Keep Wearing Masks Outdoors? Science shows that the risk of viral transmission outside is very low. The “two-out-of-three rule” can help you decide whether to mask up.
DCHA Internal Auditor Resigned After Reporting Intimidation and Retaliation
Neoliberal State Failure Is Slowing Down Vaccine Distribution
Reading the Republican Autopsy
Covid masks save American lives. They still can (and should) post-pandemic. The pandemic has unequivocally proven the public health value of masks. Here’s why they should stick around in certain situations.

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