Links 7/26/21

Links for you. Science:

Genomic Elucidation of a COVID-19 Resurgence and Local Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Guangzhou, China
Mutation-Specific SARS-CoV-2 PCR Screen: Rapid and Accurate Detection of Variants of Concern and the Identification of a Newly Emerging Variant with Spike L452R Mutation
Global variation in sequencing impedes SARS-CoV-2 surveillance (not very complimentary towards the CDC)
Massive and mysterious, a 100-pound fish washed ashore. Scientists hope to learn its secrets. (Opah!)
Wild Pigs Could Trigger Decimation of US Pork Industry (30-50 feral pigs at a time?)

Other:

I’m Fine With Sending Jeff Bezos Into Space, As Long as He Pays His Taxes Here on Earth
Banneker and Shaw: Was the fight really about gentrification?
Right-Wing Group Exposes Colleagues Funded by Big Tech
Shoplifting Is Big News; Stealing Millions From Workers Is Not
Republicans Have Their Own Private Autocracy
Fox Rails Against Vaccine Passports, Uses Vaccine Passports
Trump ally Tom Barrack charged with acting as an agent of a foreign government (the best people!)
Gaslighting right-wing pundits double down on claiming Jan. 6 siege ‘wasn’t an insurrection’
A vile new Trump-GOP claim about vaccines suggests trouble ahead
Why many of the unvaccinated insist on going without
Covid vaccine certificates to be compulsory for crowded venues in England
The idea that COVID-19 will now settle down as an endemic disease as life goes on is a fairytale
A Postal Worker Begged for Stronger COVID-19 Protections. She Ended Up Spending Six Weeks in the Hospital.
Did Ranked Choice Voting Work in NYC? It Depends Whom You Ask…
Biden’s Strategy: Treat Trump Like a ‘Crazy Person’ (“This may end up seeming naive if Republican obstructionism and new voting impediments help rout Democrats in the 2022 midterms. Many of the most vocal Democrats think that’s exactly what’s coming. In their view, Biden may win a few more votes of support for his infrastructure bill, but that could come at the cost of larger initiatives such as eliminating the filibuster and making Washington, D.C., the 51st state.”)
The Real Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Was Just The Friends We Made Along The Way
Vaccine mandates are constitutional and good policy
China Can Lock Up A Million Muslims In Xinjiang At Once
Trump insurgents came within seconds of capturing ‘nuclear football’ on Jan. 6
CDC guidance on masking needs to change — now
Washington Square Park Neighbors Pleaded for Help, Records Show

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