Links 6/5/21

Links for you. Science:

The Disease Detective. Joe DeRisi invented a way to find pathogens that scientists didn’t even know to look for. Can it help prevent the next pandemic? (far too much lone genius/hero worship, but still a good non-specialist introduction to metagenomics)
Experts dispute Victoria claim that Kappa variant is more infectious than previous Covid outbreaks
Is the Second Shot Giving Young Men a Dangerous Heart Condition?
An Unorthodox Strategy to Stop Cars From Hitting Deer
Top Climate Scientist Blasts Government Lab After Denier Invited to Speak

Other:

Germany faced its horrible past. Can we do the same? (Vergangenheitsaufarbeitung)
Documents Show Trump Officials Used Secret Terrorism Unit to Question Lawyers at the Border
Ask the Washingtonologist: What Is the Proper Washingtonian Way to Refer to the Airport That Sits Right Across the Potomac From Downtown DC?
Right-wing pastor gets Covid after saying vaccines were part of ‘mass death campaign’
Dildo Drone Interrupts ‘Tough on Crime’ New Mexico Sheriff’s Speech, Chaos Ensues
Watch What’s Happening in Red States. In states where Republicans control the legislature, American life is rapidly changing.
Trump Believes He Can Regain the Presidency This Summer. He can’t, but the insurrectionist wing of the GOP isn’t going away.
The Anxiety of Influencers: Educating the TikTok generation
Experts Warn Congress of Festering Militia Violence and White Supremacy
Don’t reward cops for failing to do their jobs
An ugly new GOP attack line is prompting a useful rethink among Democrats
Why Is It So Hard to Return to Normal?
We shouldn’t go back to “normal.” Normal wasn’t good enough.
What’s Missing In Between Shifts
Facebook Banned Trump, Which Won’t Solve Many of the Problems Facebook Presents
How To Do Single-Payer Medicare-For-All Properly In America
So about those old Obamacare lessons you learned, Mr. Biden and Mr. Schumer…
Down With Institutionalists. Some traditions are worth defending, but only so long as they advance a defensible goal.
How Q And Trump Deadenders Became Obsessed With Myanmar
Meet The Murky Russian Network Behind An Anti-Pfizer Disinformation Drive In Europe
QAnon Now as Popular in U.S. as Some Major Religions, Poll Suggests (according to the poll, Jews are the least likely to accept Q)

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