Links 4/30/21

Links for you. Science:

How blackouts, fires, and a pandemic are driving shortages of pipette tips — and hobbling science
Isolation of SARS-CoV-2 from the air in a car driven by a COVID patient with mild illness
How COVID hurt the fight against other dangerous diseases
Mutation rates and selection on synonymous mutations in SARS-CoV-2
Real-world studies find COVID vaccines cut infection, hospitalization


D.C. Residents Can Get Vaccinated Without an Appointment Starting May 1
The Gatekeeper (must-read)
New York’s Census L Is a Reminder Our System Is Arbitrary and Nutty
Making the Top 1% Its Own Tax Class
The Secret Footage of the N.R.A. Chief’s Botched Elephant Hunt: Wayne LaPierre has cultivated his image as an exemplar of American gun culture, but video of his clumsy marksmanship—and details regarding his Rodeo Drive shopping trips—tells another story.
The Fascist Face Of Charlottesville Joined The Military. Then He Got Kicked Out.
Biden’s next big plan could blow up one of the GOP’s worst lies
Washington pumped $35 billion into emergency grants for college students. Here’s how it’s going.
I’m a cop. The Chauvin verdict is a message for me, and for my colleagues. (I like Skinner, and he’s not wrong in his approach, but too many cops view people not as “neighbors”, but as enemy combatants or even subhuman)
In Covid’s grip, India gasps for air: ‘If there is an apocalypse, this has to be one’
This new traffic model predicts how new developments impact pedestrians
Thanks, but I’m Going to Keep My Mask on Outdoors
The man who prosecuted Derek Chauvin felt ‘a little bad’ for him. So did other Black people.
How Sexism Is Coded Into the Tech Industry
Bad infrastructure and not being male among reasons people give up EVs
On Key Issues Like the Civilian Climate Corps, Joe Biden Is Still Thinking Far Too Small
The Rudy Giuliani News Made Me Think of Everyone Whose Lives Were Ground Up in His Later Work
I’m Starting to Lose Faith in the Cyber Ninjas
Joe Biden Wants to Return the Democratic Party to What It Has Been Afraid to Be for Decades
The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Is an Emblem for a Conservative Movement Full of Snake-Oil Salesmen
Federal Action on Gig Workers

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