Links 5/7/21

Links for you. Science:

DOJ Threatened MIT Researchers With Subpoena in Collaboration With Bolivian Coup Regime
CDC says coronavirus could be under control this summer in U.S. if people get vaccinated and are careful (lots of very optimistic assumptions though)
AMR (for R)
Reaching ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Unlikely in the U.S., Experts Now Believe
Efficacy of NVX-CoV2373 Covid-19 Vaccine against the B.1.351 Variant


Liz Cheney, We Have a Memory. You’re No Hero.
Judge confirms Barr lied about Mueller report — will New York Times apologize for spreading that lie?
Merrick Garland Has Trained the Justice Department’s Sights on the Cyber Ninjas
Here’s where people are riding Metro this spring
A vision for an affordable and accessible Eckington deferred
Gaming in colour: uncovering video games’ black pioneers
Ruckus in the skies: What happens when airline passengers refuse to wear masks (stuff them in the overhead bins?)
They’re Hunting Satan Amongst the Ballots in the Election ‘Audit’ Out in Arizona
America’s Bullshit Tolerance Is Reaching Dangerously High Levels
Just when the Arizona Republican election ‘audit’ couldn’t get any worse, it somehow does
Biden Axes Trump Gig-Worker Rule, Favoring ‘Employee’ Model
The inadequacy of the term “Asian American”
Does the Term “Latinx” Advance Social Justice?
Facebook’s oversight board whiffed. Trump deserves a permanent exile.
Liz Cheney Has Only Herself to Blame
NY State AG James seeks fines against far right trolls Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman for voter suppression scheme
Bank Shot: Financial Giants’ Return to Manhattan Gives Smaller Businesses Hope (Dimon’s comments make me think CEOs hate remote working for two reasons: 1) they can’t figure out how to work Zoom; 2) the remote office reminds them how little they actually contribute to the business)
The Mount Pleasant Uprising, 30 Years Later
DC Council sets the stage for high-density residential construction on publicly owned land along U Street Corridor
Is Unemployment Insurance Behind the Fast-Food Labor Shortage? In reality, it’s the low pay and abysmal working conditions.
D.C.’s Office of the Inspector General to Investigate Department of Employment Services. The audit follows a series of issues DOES has experienced since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. (consider the previous link in light of this one)
Kenyan McDuffie, Others Push Mayor for a Clear Reopening Roadmap. “It’s incredibly hard for businesses to sustain themselves when they’re forced to respond to ad hoc reopening announcements.” (1. D.C. never followed its own shutdown metrics, so why would they follow reopening metrics; 2. How does each wards vaccination frequencies play into this)

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