Links 7/12/21

Links for you. Science:

SARS-CoV-2 immune evasion by the B.1.427/B.1.429 variant of concern (despite the way it’s written, this is the key point: “These data indicate that the three B.1.427/B.1.429 S residue substitutions lead to a modest but significant reduction of neutralization potency from vaccine-elicited Abs.”)
Clinical and Virological Features of SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern: A Retrospective Cohort Study Comparing B.1.1.7 (Alpha), B.1.315 (Beta), and B.1.617.2 (Delta) (this is a preprint and the first data point–treat with caution)
COVID-19 vaccines dampen genomic diversity of SARS-CoV-2: Unvaccinated patients exhibit more antigenic mutational variance (pre-print, but, if it holds up, one more reason to get vaccinated)
SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies: Longevity, breadth, and evasion by emerging viral variants
The risk of underestimating the contribution of children to SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

Other:

The Rest of the World Is Worried About America
Anyone Who Wonders How We Got Here Is a Liar or a Fool
Delta variant slams Missouri as ICUs fill and ventilators run low (“”If you are making wildly disparaging comments about the vaccine, and have no public health expertise, you may be responsible for someone’s death,” he tweeted, adding simply, “Shut up.”” Public health officials should have been saying this much earlier.)
An Entire Town Burned Down This Week and the Reindeer Aren’t Doing Too Well Either
Workers Are Funding The War On Themselves
Condo Buildings Are at Risk. So Is All Real Estate.
The Chilling Message of Trump’s Embrace of Ashli Babbitt Martyrdom: January 6 is now a heroic uprising for the movement.
6 months after Capitol assault, DC still needs statehood
A response to Scott Alexander on Jewish achievement: Why I still don’t think it’s that interesting, all things considered.
The challenge for educators amid the critical race theory backlash: How do you fight hot air?
Your City Is Probably More Segregated Than It Was in 1990
Tennessee Republicans deem Ruby Bridges’ story critical race theory in effort to ban it in schools
Briahna Joy Gray: Left is ‘missing’ ways critical race theory is being ‘politicized’ by the right
The dark, dangerous side of Dutch tolerance
J.D. Vance Is a Yalie Venture Capitalist With an Amoral Sugar Daddy
Dan Snyder Escaped Accountability for the Washington Football Team’s Toxic Culture
Life in the Stacks: A Love Letter to Browsing
Fox News Is Moving From ‘Just Asking Questions’ to Full-On Anti-Vax Crapola
‘Who Are Our Enemies?’ China’s Bitter Youths Embrace Mao.
Young people lag in coronavirus vaccinations in D.C. The city is struggling to reach holdouts.
Right-wing anti-vaccine hysteria is increasing. We’ll all pay the price.

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