Links 6/2/21

Links for you. Science:

Alzheimer’s drug sparks emotional battle as FDA nears deadline on whether to approve
Heads up! The cardiovascular secrets of giraffes
The beautiful & wonderfully intricate foot of a male diving beetle, Acilius sulcatus.
America’s Entire Understanding of the Pandemic Was Shaped by Messy Data
SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 susceptibility and infectiousness of children and adults deduced from investigations of childcare centre outbreaks, Germany, 2021 (“In addition, the data presented suggest that both susceptibility and infectiousness of children aged between 1 to 6 years are substantially higher compared with the pre-VOC period, and may be converging to those among adults.” Been saying that for a while now)

Other:

‘Bipartisanship’ Is Dead in Washington. That’s Fine. (misses a key point about accountability though)
Capitol Suspect’s Attorney Compares Rioters To Cultists Who Drank Jim Jones’ Kool-Aid
The Secret Service Has To Protect Former Presidents — But What If They Are In Jail? (lol)
Hospitals look at outsourcing care to your living room
MPD admits it used tear gas on Lafayette Park protesters in June 2020
It was much more than Tulsa
You Handle It
Republicans Are Outlining Their Strategy to Steal Future Elections in Plain Sight
These Mass Press Conferences Are Useless, and Athletes Don’t Owe Us Anything Anyway
This Conspiracy Says Hitler Had a Secret Anti-Gravity UFO—and the U.S. Stole It
Is America’s Democracy Slipping Away?
Joe Manchin: Deeply Disappointed in GOP and Prepared to Do Absolutely Nothing
Michigan resident explains why anti-maskers and coronavirus deniers made his town ‘COVIDville, USA’
In the Fight to Save American Democracy, Joe Manchin Is Neville Chamberlain
How Dems Can Force Manchin and Sinema to Put Up or Shut Up: If those two really think bipartisan compromise remains possible, all they need to do is bring 10 Republican senators with them. If not, it’s time to take down the filibuster.
‘Lee Harvey Oswald’ trends on Twitter after conservatives get punked on Memorial Day
Anthony Fauci’s pandemic emails: ‘All is well despite some crazy people in this world’. Fauci’s correspondence from March and April 2020, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, offers a peek into his world during the frantic early days of the coronavirus crisis
Republican attacks on democracy are a national emergency. Will Democrats ever fight back?
Capitol Hill staffers are fed up with unlivable salaries that hinder diversity and kneecap careers
A frantic warning from 100 leading experts: Our democracy is in grave danger
North Minneapolis renters wage a fight with private equity landlords

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