Links 8/11/21

Links for you. Science:

An Evolutionary Portrait of the Progenitor SARS-CoV-2 and Its Dominant Offshoots in COVID-19 Pandemic
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Transmission in the United States Before Versus After Relaxation of Statewide Social Distancing Measures (pre-Delta)
Genomic epidemiology and transmission dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 in congregate healthcare facilities in Santa Clara County, California
First historical genome of a crop bacterial pathogen from herbarium specimen: Insights into citrus canker emergence
Do you have COVID-19? How to increase the use of diagnostic and contact tracing apps (“The prompt emphasizing government efforts to ensure data privacy, which has been one of the most common strategies, reduced willingness to adopt the apps by about 4 pp and 3 pp, respectively.”)


Democrats are on the verge of repeating a voting rights blunder that led to the rise of Jim Crow
Los Angeles Has a Plan to Disarm the NIMBYs (“If it had been built to the absolute limits of the zoning code in 1970, Los Angeles could have held apartments for 10 million people. By 2010, the city’s zoning envelope had been tightened to limit its hypothetical capacity to 4.3 million people—meaning that if every single residential lot were instantly transformed into its highest-intensity use, L.A. could barely house more people than it already contained.”)
“Death by DeSantis” Threatens Florida as Covid Numbers Spike
As Cuomo Orders Vaccinations for MTA, Some Workers Push Back (the unions are bad on this, and will harm themselves in the long run, even in urban areas–read the room)
Dems Scored Real Estate Cash Before Letting Eviction Ban Expire
AC/DC cover band front man parrot auditions potential new lead guitarist for “whole lotta Rosie”.
New Rule Raises Question: Who’ll Pay for All the Covid Tests? With the Delta variant surging, many companies have decided that unvaccinated workers will need to get regular testing.
Weak analysis, no useful answers (review of Charles Murray’s new book)
‘In hindsight, I wish that it had not become law’: Arkansas governor regrets anti-mask law
We are not ‘harassing’ vaccine refusers, they’re harassing us
Restaurants Say Diners Cancelled Reservations in Droves in Wake of Indoor Mask Mandate
Progressives, activists look to infrastructure reconciliation bill to save, well, everything
Why did Lauren Boebert lead a late-night Capitol tour three weeks before Jan. 6? Before she became a member of Congress, Boebert led a family tour that appeared to break all the Capitol’s rules
Obama Wants His Private Presidential Center on Public Land—and Mainstream Media Is Looking the Other Way
Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates (HHPA) Best Products Corporate Headquarters, Richmond, Virginia, USA (1979)
Texas GOP Official Mocked COVID Five Days Before He Died of Virus
It Can Happen Here
COVID-19 cases could be linked to Bucks’ championship run
In one Missouri county, coroner excludes COVID from death certificates if family asks
Biden’s new partial eviction ban won’t shield renters once COVID-19 infections drop to normal levels
The Anti-vaccine Con Job Is Becoming Untenable

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