Links 2/8/21

Links for you. Science:

Excess mortality associated with the COVID-19 pandemic among Californians 18–65 years of age, by occupational sector and occupation: March through October 2020
Prophage-encoded hotspots of bacterial immune systems
Rapid spread of mutant alleles in worldwide SARS-CoV-2 strains revealed by genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism and variation analysis
How can we interpret SARS-CoV-2 antibody test results?
Addressing COVID-19 Misinformation on Social Media Preemptively and Responsively

Other:

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s space laser and the age-old problem of blaming the Jews (exactly)
Trump officials actively lobbied to deny states money for vaccine rollout last fall
Panic porn for me, but not for thee: The disturbing antivax turn of Alex Berenson
All the Lies They Told Us About the Filibuster
Mitch McConnell’s latest threats to obstruct the Senate could get his ass arrested—literally
9 Top N.Y. Health Officials Have Quit as Cuomo Scorns Expertise: “When I say ‘experts’ in air quotes, it sounds like I’m saying I don’t really trust the experts,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, referring to pandemic policies. “Because I don’t.” (so many have died because of that asshole)
Key Takeaways From Trump’s Effort to Overturn the Election
Scottish Parliament to hold vote on Unexplained Wealth Order into Donald Trump’s finances
Metro looks to employee vaccinations as milestone in moving toward recovery
One Case, Total Lockdown: Australia’s Lessons for a Pandemic World
The NYT amazing report on Trump’s post-election insanity helps explain why he has so many almost-certainly-illegal projects around the world.
Do What You Need To Do
The Bernie movement: An assessment
With new COVID variants looming, Dr. Peter Hotez says Biden will have to step up his vaccine game
D.C. Council Set to Override Two More Bowser Vetoes (notable because the national press has no idea of the local opposition she faces)
California’s outdoor dining ban was controversial. Did it help slow the COVID-19 surge?
The People the Suburbs Were Built for Are Gone
I’m Not Actually Interested in Mitch McConnell’s Hypocrisy
Checked by reality, some QAnon supporters seek a way out
The best face mask is one that fits (I find that FDA approved KN95 masks meet these criteria)
Christian nationalism is a threat, and not just from Capitol attackers invoking Jesus

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