Links 12/27/21

Links for you. Science:

Counting the neurological cost of COVID-19
BNT162b2 Vaccine Booster and Mortality Due to Covid-19
I discovered that not everyone knows of the hamster’s prodigious capacity for alcohol.
How are Rome’s monuments still standing?
A computational biologist weighs in on Omicron, the future of vaccines, and the CDC’s variant forecast
Pan-coronavirus “super” vaccine

Other:

President Biden is failing on covid-19
Many fled D.C. during pandemic, halting city’s population boom
Big Trouble in Little Rock: A Reformist Black Police Chief Faces an Uprising of the Old Guard (by “Old Guard”, they mean corrupt racists)
The ska revival is here, but ska never really went away
The Folly of Means-Testing a Child Allowance
Why Democrats Need Unions More Than Ever
Why you should upgrade your mask as the Omicron variant spreads
Dave Barry’s 2021 Year in Review
Will Donald Trump Get Away With Inciting an Insurrection?
Virginia politics has plenty of surprises and a heavy dose of cynicism (“But the thornier issue is Democratic lawmakers essentially outsourcing their leadership on the [abortion] issue to outside interest groups.”)
The Romney Child Allowance Is Good
No, Joe Manchin, parents won’t use paid leave to go on ‘hunting trips’
We’re all feeling fine. We really are. Except we’re not.
The Single-Staircase Radicals Have a Good Point. A surprising theory of what’s wrong with North American apartment buildings.
The Sins of the Mainstream Media. The many reasons why the media is failing to reckon with the loss of our democracy
Murc’s Law is an endlessly forgiving mistress (if her partner is a Republican)
Biden is quietly erasing one of Trump’s cruelest legacies
On the American Jewish tradition of eating Chinese Food on Christmas
Uncounted: Inaccurate death certificates across the country hide the true toll of COVID-19
Vaccine hesitancy among younger Latinos threatens our elders. Protect abuelita at Christmas
The clear and present danger of Trump’s enduring ‘Big Lie’

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2 Responses to Links 12/27/21

  1. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    The Single-Staircase Radicals Have a Good Point. A surprising theory of what’s wrong with North American apartment buildings.

    3 people killed in Newport News apartment fire

  2. Ten Bears says:

    That is quite possibly the best write-up on concrete I’ve read, and I have read a LOT about concrete. There’s more I would have like to have read, I am sure, but understand the article is specific to Roman concrete – arguably the best ever. If we could build as they did, we would be a different people.

    As ever though, the degradation stems from shortcuts, taking the cheap and easy …

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