Links 11/14/21

Links for you. Science:

Kids are living with climate catastrophe. That doesn’t mean they believe in it.
India’s black fungus epidemic spread through hospital air-conditioning, new research suggests
Moderna took NIH money and help for its covid vaccine. Now it wants to leave government scientists off a lucrative patent.
Why Are We Microdosing Vaccines for Kids?
Countries’ climate pledges built on flawed data
Scammers impersonate guest editors to get sham papers published

Other:

What Biden Can’t Do on Student Debt—and What He Won’t Do. Activists argue that the President could cancel student debt with the stroke of a pen, fulfilling a campaign promise. Newly uncovered documents suggest that Biden has been “reviewing” the issue for months.
Axios-Ipsos poll: No widespread COVID school backlash
How Democrats can shake voters loose from the GOP coalition
Welcome to the golden age of scammers
A cryptocurrency inspired by ‘Squid Game’ crashes. The industry has questions.
White supremacists find a new platform to spread hate: A federal courtroom in Charlottesville
Everything You Think You Know About the (Nonexistent) Georgetown Metro Stop Is Wrong: The missing station became a symbol of how the city works—or doesn’t work—for its residents.
Republicans Are Spreading A New Lie About Joe Biden’s Child Care Plan
Twitter brings $3 ‘Twitter Blue’ subscriptions to the US
Wages Are Heading Up, But They’re Not Pushing Inflation
The Era Of D.C.’s New (771) Area Code Has Begun
Voting By Mail Would Become Permanent In D.C. Under New Council Bill
How to solve traffic congestion: A miracle in Louisville?
Infrastructure Week
Infrastructure is a liberal plot to make you love big government
How Nancy Pelosi almost killed drug pricing reform — a gamble that expanded Democrats’ final deal
How the media missed a New Jersey senate candidate’s racist social media posts — until he’d already won.
What’s Causing the Weird Inflation?
The far right’s secret weapon: Have some extreme reactionism you need to sell? Call the politics desk of the New York Times.
Indignity Vol. 1, No. 36: Trigger warnings.
The Chip That Could Transform Computing
INFLATION
Howard should listen to its student protesters. They could be our next great Black leaders.
5 Points On How Trump’s Latest Endorsement Shows GOP Embrace Of Armed Militancy

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1 Response to Links 11/14/21

  1. Mr Grumpy says:

    The article on traffic congestion in Louisville is really bad reporting. Had the author done any reasonable homework he would have known 2 bridges were built at the same time, one up river next to a massive employment center in Indiana and lots of suburbs on the Kentucky side. Lots of downtown traffic, including lots of truck traffic switched to that east end bridge. There is some toll avoiding onto an untolled west end bridge and a surface street bridge next to the downtown bridge. But you can’t tell the full story without looking at traffic counts for all 5 bridges. The predictions of future traffic used to sell the bridges was vastly inflated as well.

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