Links 10/22/21

Links for you. Science:

What can masks do? Part 2: What makes for a good mask study — and why most fail
The National Zoo Started Administering COVID Shots To Animals This Week (a lion, two cheetahs, and an Allen’s swamp monkey have gone to court, seeking an injunction against the mandate)
One reason men often sweep the Nobels: few women nominees
Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2
Virginia’s first offshore wind turbines have become a haven for marine life
Virologic features of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children

Other:

Manchin and Sinema are forcing truly terrible choices on Democrats
Vaccine mandates stoked fears of labor shortages. But hospitals say they’re working.
Britain’s Covid Missteps Cost Thousands of Lives, Inquiry Finds
Scared Students Are Using An Anonymous Twitter Account To Blast The Lack Of COVID Protocols At Their University
We must ‘boost’ COVID vaccinations to prevent a winter surge
Unemployment isn’t a good ‘fix’ for inflation
How a Librarian and a Food Historian Rediscovered the Recipes of Moorish Spain
Chartbook #46: West Virginia – the historic roadblock to US climate policy.
Pressure mounts on ex-DoJ official Jeff Clark over Trump’s ‘election subversion scheme’: Former assistant attorney general faces possible disbarment and charges after report details machinations on Trump’s behalf
He Attacked Cops At The Capitol. The FBI Interviewed Him. Then He Rejoined The Army.
Waymo’s Self-Driving Cars Are Mysteriously Flocking to a Dead-End Street in San Francisco. No one seems to know why these confused Waymo cars love this one street.
Trump’s Coup Attempt Is Far From Finished
Kyrsten Sinema’s allies in the Democratic Party ‘don’t exist anymore’ (Manic Pixie Dream Senator!)
In Russia, experts are challenging official pandemic figures as too low. They refuse to be silenced.
The right-wing operatives orchestrating the attack on America’s school boards
He Helped Bring Down a Top Trump Crony. Now He’s Driving for Uber
No, We Don’t Have to Pick Just One Policy to Help Kids and Families!
Justice Alito complains, but the evidence is clear: This Supreme Court was built by dark money. Alito wants us to believe everything is going great at the Supreme Court. And so it is — for big Republican donors
Means testing is bad policy and bad politics. Keep it out of the Build Back Better Act.
A Secretive Hedge Fund Is Gutting Newsrooms
Who is the real problem when it comes to climate change?
They Resisted Getting Vaccinated. Here’s Why They Changed Their Minds.
Get The Damn Shot
Every would-be mayor promises to blow up the BPDA. Will the next one actually do it?
New Zealand to cast out its official wizard

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