Links 4/28/21

Links for you. Science:

Could a souped-up version of existing Covid-19 tests be our shortcut to tracking variants?
Do Kids Really Need to Be Vaccinated for Covid? Yes. No. Maybe.
Yes, vaccines block most transmission of COVID-19
How one restaurant’s experiment may help diners breathe safely. A restaurant in California’s Big Sur tries a comprehensive approach to clean its air.
Kids climbing over your head

Other:

They say reimagine the police. What would that look like?
Millions Are Skipping Their Second Doses of Covid Vaccines. Nearly 8 percent of those who got initial Pfizer or Moderna shots missed their second doses. State officials want to prevent the numbers from rising.
Watch what you say: Hong Kong civil servants become wary of office snitches jostling to prove loyalty (authoritarian governments require isolation)
The United States can’t ignore China’s vaccine diplomacy in Latin America
It’s 2021. We shouldn’t have a 19th-century Supreme Court
Ontario hospitals under strain, and a premier under siege
Delaware Just Humiliated Its Democratic Senators. Sens. Carper and Coons killed a $15 federal minimum wage — now legislators in their state have advanced the same initiative and slammed their talking points.
In Israel, we happily gave up privacy to get our pre-covid lives back
The Toxic Bully Mentality– The Entertainment Business
Breaking Point: How Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook Became Foes. The chief executives of Facebook and Apple have opposing visions for the future of the internet. Their differences are set to escalate this week.
City Officials Answer Questions About D.C. Reopening in Call With Council
Michigan’s outbreak has scientists worried COVID skeptics will keep pandemic rolling
The Supreme Court May Be About to Blast Another Hole in Gun Control
Why George W. Bush Was a Horrible President
When It Comes to a Travel Restart All Vaccines Are Not Equal
The Forever Maskers
The Men Who Turned Slavery Into Big Business
Republicans Target Voter Access in Texas Cities, but Not Rural Areas
The United States is at risk of an armed anti-police insurgency
What ‘Taking the Pandemic Seriously’ Means Now. We need new laws, new policies, and new scientific processes to ensure that we never have to go through this again.
Terrorist Group Steps Into Venezuela as Lawlessness Grows

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