Links 7/10/21

Links for you. Science:

The following asteroid collision is only a test
12 lessons Covid-19 taught us about developing vaccines during a pandemic
Over 2 million adults in England may have had long COVID – Imperial REACT
Birthday Parties as Virus Vector. Just how much Covid was spreading behind closed doors last year? Quite a lot, as a new study with a simple yet creative approach found out. (though it doesn’t explain where the ‘index’ case originated; this is essentially expanding the boundaries of household spread)
The scientists fighting to save the ocean’s most important carbon capture system


Kyle Rittenhouse, American Vigilante
Racism and Reactionary Politics Kept Nikole Hannah-Jones from Joining UNC.
How to build a mass political movement to empower the poor and working class (“Nothing is more important right now than for everyone opposed to that movement, from Bill Kristol and Jennifer Rubin to Noam Chomsky and the people who want to abolish gender and the state, to resist that project together, because at the moment that movement is winning.”)
Nikole Hannah-Jones, Ta-Nehisi Coates to join Howard University faculty
How G.O.P. Laws in Montana Could Complicate Voting for Native Americans
Nikole Hannah-Jones Issues Statement on Decision to Decline Tenure Offer at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and to Accept Knight Chair Appointment at Howard University
Neighborhood group wants to see hotel revamped for affordable housing
A Worrying Trend Emerges in South America, As Right-Wing Populists Take A Leaf Out of Trump and Netanyahu’s Playbook
We Disagree on a Lot of Things. Except the Danger of Anti-Critical Race Theory Laws.
Democrats Prepare to Privatize Medicare, Using Medicare Advantage as Their Opening Wedge (and New York Unions?)
The Cantillon Effect: Why Wall Street Gets a Bailout and You Don’t
FTC staffers told to back out of public appearance: “The American public needs this agency solving problems, not speaking on panels,” an FTC official told POLITICO.
The Mar-a-Lago Variant of Crazy Isn’t Going Anywhere
All-Women Slate Almost Makes Clean Sweep in Tense Ward 5 Dems Election
Climate change has ended civilizations throughout history, and it’s threatening the U.S. right now
Trish Greenhalgh: Freedom Day, but at what cost?
Texas Republicans rush to guard the Alamo from the facts
Republicans weigh ‘cracking’ cities to doom Democrats
Senators Want to Pay for Infrastructure With “Asset Recycling.” That’s Just a Fancy Term for Privatization.
Biden’s Big Left Gamble: The president is overseeing a sea change in the world of economic policy, and so much hangs in the balance.

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