Links 10/8/21

Links for you. Science:

A prenylated dsRNA sensor protects against severe COVID-19
Pfizer testing oral pill for prevention of COVID
Could The Escaped Zebras Survive Roaming Around Prince George’s County Forever?
Beware survivorship bias in advice on science careers
NIH institutes try new approach to supporting Black scientists
Vaccinating adolescents against SARS-CoV-2 in England: a risk-benefit analysis

Other:

Wonking Out: Biden Should Ignore the Debt Limit and Mint a $1 Trillion Coin
After Years Of Community And Controversy, D.C. Makes Final Push To Close Down NoMa Encampments
Anchorage’s mayor apologizes a day after defending mask opponents who wore yellow Stars of David.
Objective Journalism
Will the pandemic fade into an ordinary disease like the flu? The world is watching Denmark for clues
‘You Should Get the Vaccine Despite the Media Telling You You Should’
Trump gets a pass for historic murder surge in 2020
Germany’s election casts U.S. democracy in harsh light
The price of living near the shore is already high. It’s about to go through the roof.
Joe Manchin whines about $3.5 trillion — but he spent $9.1 trillion on defense
SO NOW WE’RE GOING TO BOTHSIDES OUR EXTREMISM CRISIS?
Covid-19 is sticking around. Time to stop pretending it’s not your problem.
Katie Porter’s epic takedown of Kyrsten Sinema reveals an important truth
The Progressive Caucus Wields Power: In a rare moment in Congress, progressive Democrats held the line, for now.
The Whiteness of South Texas
Manchin’s Plan to Shrink Biden’s $3.5 Trillion Bill May Hurt Families in Need. The West Virginia senator has floated means testing as a way of cutting costs, but his plan could have inadvertent negative effects.
Did Pfizer Peak Too Soon? A decision to go with a lower dose might have helped speed things up last year. Now we may be seeing the consequences.
Inside the Left’s Revenge Plot Against Kyrsten Sinema
This is one of the best videos in history of internet.
Thousands of D.C. health care workers remain unvaccinated amid flurry of religious exemption requests
A Declassified State Department Report Says Microwaves Didn’t Cause “Havana Syndrome”
Joe Manchin, America’s Climate Decider in Chief, Is a Coal Baron
Ruby Corado, founder of Casa Ruby, resigns as executive director
“Feel-Good” News Story or Poverty Propaganda?
Murkowski bemoans surge of covid cases in Alaska, decries Nazi references about mask mandate

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