Links 6/27/21

Links for you. Science:

Does Ivermectin Work for Covid-19? Why we still don’t really know if ivermectin has any benefit at all for Covid-19 (must-read)
Delta Variant Outbreak in Israel Infects Some Vaccinated Adults
The Unique Terror of Being a COVID Scientist After Jan. 6
The Immune System’s Weirdest Weapon. For decades, neutrophils have been miscast as mindless grunts. They’re more like super-soldiers.


The unreasonable expectations of American motherhood
America’s school teachers aren’t the Marxist cabal Fox News keeps depicting. Evidence abounds that educators tend to avoid rather than dive into politically hot topics. And such hesitancy has consequences.
D.C. statehood is constitutional. There are no good legal arguments against it. They just conceal what is really a partisan fight.
Banning Gerrymandering Is Democrats’ Most Urgent Task
Obituaries are important, worth rethinking and reviving
Race and health care collide in revealing American Medical Association controversy
Top Republican thinks China is going to harvest DNA of American Olympians to create super soldiers
Centrist Pundits’ Supposedly Savvy, Terribly Wrong Takes About the New York Mayoral Race. No, the results didn’t surprise “the left,” and no, they don’t support your arguments about elections everywhere else.
What Happened to Vikki Dougan? The model once known as “The Back” on a Hollywood career cut short.
Apple Says It’s Time to Digitize Your ID, Ready or Not. Digital driver’s licenses have had a slow start in the US so far, but iOS 15 Wallet will give the nascent technology a serious push. (a solution in search of a problem, that itself creates problems…)
The End of Friedmanomics
The Bezos Theory of Value Is Deeply Disturbing
Can Criminal Justice Reform Survive a Wave of Violent Crime? An uptick in homicides across the country is getting blamed on reforms. That argument gets the data all wrong.
The Cruel Logic of the Republican Party, Before and After Trump
How the Dianne Morales Campaign Fell Apart
A glittering reminder on the Boston skyline that buildings can have hidden problems
#FreeBritney Is Damn Right
‘Everybody is going through the same thing’: Restaurants face reopening challenges
Domestic Workers Are Using the Gig Economy Against Itself
Warning of a coming ‘Egg-mageddon,’ Mass. lawmakers move to alter animal welfare ballot measure passed in 2016

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