Links 7/17/21

Links for you. Science:

Doctors Might Have Been Focusing on the Wrong Asthma Triggers: The pandemic was a big social experiment that sent asthma attacks plummeting.
Is It Art? You May Have to Ask a Neanderthal Critic
SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant COVID-19 Outbreak Associated with a Gymnastics Facility — Oklahoma, April–May 2021
One of the newest conspiracy claims about COVID-19 vaccines is that they contain graphene and/or graphene oxide. I am weirdly qualified to debunk this rumor, despite not being a medical/health/vaccine scientist, because my PhD literally was about graphene in liquids.
Newly discovered fungus spores spurred by heat and drought are killing Seattle street trees

Other:

How Tucker Carlson became the voice of White grievance (lots of history for the youngs in here)
They Clapped for Death at CPAC: We now have people cheering against the common good. Courtesy, compassion, safety: these are fronts in the culture war now.
Yet another Turning Point USA grifter is linked to brazen white supremacism
Trump Group Runs Racist Newsletter. Turning Point USA advisor Rip McIntosh remains unapologetic about the anti-Black screeds he has published.
‘Smirking in an intimidating manner’: Hate crime laws being used to promote police reign of terror
MASS SPENT MILLIONS ON COVID CONSULTANTS TO RATIONALIZE LETTING EVICTION MORATORIUM EXPIRE: Documents obtained from state show contractors misrepresented expert predictions, saw sunshine around every corner (McKinsey)
Unvaccinated hospitalized patients say they regret not getting the shot
The obscure foundation funding “Critical Race Theory” hysteria
Ken Starr’s Completely Inexcusable Career Has a New Chapter Titled ‘Jeffrey Epstein’
Democrats’ child tax credit payments will hit bank accounts soon. Republicans tried to kill it
White House ramps up voting rights push amid growing criticism
Is “mRNA vaccine inventor” Robert Malone “being erased” for his claims about COVID-19? Robert Malone claims to be the “inventor of mRNA vaccines,.” Whether his claim is legitimate or not, his fans are editing Wikipedia, and he’s spreading COVID-19 misinformation of the worst kind.
Joe Biden Gave a Great Speech on Voting Rights. I Just Wish It Mattered.
COVID-19 Outbreaks Hit Summer Camps — Are Schools Next?
White Supremacist Candidate Who Disrupted Katie Porter Event Has a History of Violence
Critical race theory battles are driving frustrated, exhausted educators out of their jobs
‘I Alone Can Fix It’ book excerpt: Inside Trump’s Election Day and the birth of the ‘big lie’
Banker convicted of bribery for plot to land Trump administration job (such horrible people)
Ken Starr, Brett Kavanaugh, Jeffrey Epstein and Me
D.C. Council Weighs Revising D.C.’s Eviction Ban
How should an influencer sound?

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