Links 5/12/21

Links for you. Science:

SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617 emergence and sensitivity to vaccine-elicited antibodies
Where are the SARS-CoV-2 genomes from East Africa?
F.D.A. Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Children 12 to 15
Science Was Alive and Well in the Dark Ages
Vaccination Against COVID ‘Does Not Mean Immunity’ For People With Organ Transplants

Other:

Stop saying Republicans are ‘cowards’ who fear Trump. The truth is far worse.
Democrats are fiddling while Republicans prepare to burn down Rome
McConnell dark money group thanks Sinema for her filibuster help, which is a big problem
Why corporate America should join the fight for government health care (Waldman is correct on the dollars and cents, but not on the power–too many business owners are willing to sacrifice some profits to maintain the whip hand)
The Debate Over Service Work and Unemployment Benefits Shows Why Marxism Is Right (lots of other analyses would make the same point though)
Bernie Sanders and Pramila Jayapal: We must fix the gaping holes in Medicare
The biggest threat to America is the Republican break with reality
Kyrsten Sinema doesn’t feel the need to explain herself (Manic Pixie Dream Senator!)
Why Republicans are Ousting Liz Cheney
How The Politics Of White Liberals And White Conservatives Are Shaped By Whiteness
‘We May Not Have a Full Two Years’: Democrats’ Plans Hinge on Good Health
Ex-GA deputy bragged to extremist group about beating Black man in custody, FBI says
Michael Lewis Is Asking the Right Question. Why did America’s pandemic response fail so miserably? (will have to read this because I think Lewis, based on the interview, is very wrong about some things)
Hackers Say Negotiations With D.C. Over Stolen Police Data At ‘Dead End,’ Threaten Public Release
Teshuvah: A Jewish Case for Palestinian Refugee Return
‘It Taps Into A Lot Of Trauma’: Indigenous People In The D.C. Region Say Vaccines Came Too Late
100 Days of Big, Bold, Partisan Change
The Anti-Trans Lobby’s Real Agenda
‘Chernobyl moment’: The Covid-19 pandemic may have been prevented had the world acted a month earlier: Global health system ‘unfit’ for purpose and major reform needed, concludes independent review
1,000 feral cats released onto Chicago streets to tackle rat explosion (but would they work against 30-50 feral hogs)
House Republicans Purge Liz Cheney and Join Trump’s War on Democracy

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