Links 12/8/21

Links for you. Science:

Open Letter on K-12 Mathematics
Honeybees Survived for Weeks Under Volcano Ash After Canary Islands Eruption
COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Immunogenicity in Immunosuppressed Individuals
Dr. Sherif R. Zaki, Acclaimed Disease Detective, Dies at 65
Duration of SARS-CoV-2 Natural Immunity and Protection against the Delta Variant: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Transmission dynamics of the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 infections in South Korea


Abortion, Hypocrisy and the Will to Power (must-read)
‘Absolute liars’: Ex-D.C. Guard official says generals lied to Congress about Jan. 6
We need to learn how to talk to (and about) accidental conspiracists
The Democratic Dilemma on Dark Money: Liberal electoral groups are now spending more from undisclosed donors than Republicans. Campaigners don’t readily give up winning strategies.
Untethered: It’s time to get very worried about Tether, the “stablecoin” at the center of the crypto economy.
The Good Republicans
Never Forget That Trump Purged the Pentagon Leadership Between the Election and January 6
The Bay Area Crime Wave: Reflections on the recent burglaries, what types of crime capture our attention and how to actually prevent crime versus creating more crime.
How the theft of 44 firearms from an L.A. gun store exploded into an LAPD scandal
We Need to Make Our Own Playlists Again. Our Lives Might Depend On It.
Pro-Trump counties now have far higher COVID death rates. Misinformation is to blame
As Buttigieg Eyes a Presidential Run, His DOT Is Floundering
New York City sets sweeping vaccine mandate for all private employers.
Why the threat to Roe may not save Democrats in 2022 (because they don’t know how to whip up controversy)
A Review Finds More to That McAuliffe “Gaffe” About Parents and Teachers
What an America Without Roe Would Look Like
S.F. made parklets permanent — but added so many rules that many restaurants plan to tear them down (Republicans are actively malevolent, but too many Democrats suck at governance)
The Pandemic That Capitalism Made
Mengele and the Need for Holocaust Education
Workers Held at Gunpoint in Modern-Day Slavery Operation in Georgia, Feds Allege
Not Sure Why the White House Is Mocking the Idea of Widely Available COVID-19 Testing (one of the very few criticisms of Psaki and the White House about this)
How Pearl Harbor forced the world’s first around-the-world commercial flight

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2 Responses to Links 12/8/21

  1. Ten Bears says:

    LOL ~ And the Publishers rejected my short about moon-sized colonies of bees fleeing the solar system as “implausible” …

  2. AndrewJ says:

    Gotta love the warnings about conspiracy theories and non-mainstream media from someone who believes that herd immunity is possible (hmm, where ever did they get that idea? Must be some craaaazy conspiracy theorist) and whose pre-pandemic conversation topics were NBA salaries and brunch.

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