Links 5/10/21

Links for you. Science:

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine is Highly Effective Against Variants, Studies Find
There Are New Safety Concerns About Russia’s COVID Vaccine, Which Is Already Being Distributed Worldwide
CDC Finds Anxiety Was Cause of Many Adverse Responses to J&J Vaccine
Rapid Emergence and Epidemiologic Characteristics of the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.526 Variant — New York City, New York, January 1–April 5, 2021


There’s Never Been A Good Argument Against D.C. Statehood. Republicans (and some Democrats) say D.C. shouldn’t become the 51st state. Here’s why each reason they cite is bad.
We Found the Textbooks of Senators Who Oppose The 1619 Project and Suddenly Everything Makes Sense (amazing)
If the Training Recommends Murder, the Training Is Clearly Wrong
Ted Cruz said his election objections weren’t about blocking Biden. Then someone asked about it.
Washingtonian staff goes on publishing strike after CEO’s op-ed about remote work. Cathy Merrill’s essay in The Washington Post shocked her employees, who viewed it as a threat to their job status
The GOP’s ‘Critical Race Theory’ Obsession. How conservative politicians and pundits became fixated on an academic approach
Senior CDC official who met Trump’s wrath for raising alarm about coronavirus to resign
Norwegian Cruise Lines will pull ships out of Florida if required to take unvaccinated passengers
Tucker Carlson May Be America’s Biggest Public Health Problem
Humanity Does Not Need Bill Gates
The making of a myth: Russell J. Ramsland Jr. sold everything from Tex-Mex food to light-therapy technology. Then he sold the story that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump.
It’s not their job to buy you cake: Working remotely for the last year has revealed just how much of office culture is accidental, arbitrary, and sexist.
Barcelona installs Spain’s first solar energy pavement
The people who want to keep masking: ‘It’s like an invisibility cloak’
As his restaurants’ customers return, a Miami chef is missing a critical ingredient: Workers

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