Links 9/13/21

Links for you. Science:

White House releases $65 billion pandemic preparedness proposal (I thought the ‘mission control’ was the CDC?)
Rogue antibodies involved in almost one-fifth of COVID deaths
NCBI’s GI sequence identifiers will soon exceed 32-bit numbers. Are you and your software ready? (PSA)
Don’t Worry, Your Immunity Is Supposed to Wane
Paper wasp nests have a secret fluorescent glow

Other:

What Robert E. Lee’s statue says about battle for multi-racial democracy (must-watch)
Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson on COVID battle: “It’s not just a flu – it makes your willy shrivel”
Your ‘personal choice’ not to get COVID vaccine is putting our ‘healthcare heroes’ at risk
It’s a real possibility that our next 9/11 could arrive from within
The Zombie Trumpism of GOP governors gives Democrats a big opening
On the front lines, here’s what the seven stages of severe COVID-19 look like
Misinformation on Facebook got six times more clicks than factual news during the 2020 election, study says
Anarchic Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry revolutionised reggae
Go Ahead, Worry! A Worst-Case Scenario for American Democracy
Sotomayor’s Defiant Dissent
Just Say It: The Health Care System Has Collapsed
At my hospital, over 95% of COVID-19 patients share one thing in common: They’re unvaccinated
The Covid vaccine should be as American as college football
U.S. Civil Engineers Bent the Rules to Give New Orleans Extra Protection from Hurricanes. Those Adjustments Might Have Saved the City During Ida
A Short Quiz for My Students in Lieu of Asking About Their Vaccine Status or Requesting That They Wear Masks
Unvaccinated D.C. Health Care Workers Could Lose Jobs, Sparking Staffing Concerns For First Responders
Cancel culture my ass: Justice for Brad Hamilton
It Looks Like Metro Is Seriously Considering A Georgetown Metro Station
Curbing my enthusiasm
Boston Woman Breaks Record For Fastest Time Traveled To Every MBTA Station
Sorry Chuck Todd, America is not hopelessly “divided” over Covid
How Trump adviser Stephen Miller slowed down the entry of Afghan allies who helped the US

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