Links 8/13/21

Links for you. Science:

The P-town study was not a study that should have been used as the basis for an abrupt change to national policy. (not sure I agree with that, but it’s a good explanation of the problems with the study)
“Mask up to keep it up”: Preliminary evidence of the association between erectile dysfunction and COVID‐19
Why whales in Alaska have been so happy
80% of vaccinated COVID carriers didn’t infect anyone in public spaces — report. Health Ministry data indicates that just 3% of immunized people who contracted breakthrough infections spread it to 2-3 others at concerts, restaurants, gyms (Israel)
As bad as covid-19 has been, a future pandemic could be even worse — unless we act now


Trump Is Planning a Much More Respectable Coup Next Time (this is why guys like Raffensberger were pissed: Trump was blowing the con)
A Pyrrhic Victory in a Broken Senate (“Mr. Biden and Senate Democrats set out to prove that their preferred way of doing business still works, and they did: The Senate can still function, not by just doing something but by taking a very long time to do half of something, on a bipartisan basis, with a dubious promise to finish the rest later.”)
Biden’s eviction moratorium isn’t the abuse of power his critics claim
Nina Turner Showed That a Left Candidate Can Win Black Workers
Nancy Pelosi’s Surprise Flip on Student Debt Cancellation Came After Urging From Billionaire Power Couple
Postal Service board inexplicably not ready to boot DeJoy or stop his disastrous plan for the agency
Tucker Carlson Has Seen the Future, and It Is Fascist: Orban’s Hungary is the road map for American authoritarianism. (Dems need to start saying, “We’re America, not Hungary”)
The CBO’s Efforts With the Senate Infrastructure Deal Mean Nothing. The Country Needs Every Dollar Here.
What’s the Difference Between KN95 and KF94 Masks?
Biden administration considers withholding funds and other measures to spur vaccinations
Great that companies are telling workers to get shots. Too bad they’re telling the wrong workers. (In D.C., the jobs that were entitled–correctly–to early vaccination should require vaccination, or you lose that job)
When is a Majority a Minority? When It’s the GOP
The Biden Administration Can Extend the Eviction Moratorium
Coddled Snowflakes
How One D.C. Federal Employee with Disabilities Prepares for Office Reopenings
Northwest D.C. ‘NIMBYs’ fight proposal over new schools (not exactly sure this is YIMBY versus NIMBY)
Dems Scored Real Estate Cash Before Letting Eviction Ban Expire
U.S. conservatives yearn for Orban’s Hungary
The Incredible Never-Shrinking Defense Budget
The Biden Administration Isn’t Kidding Around With the Unvaccinated Anymore
Tucker Carlson’s fawning new Orban interview shows the right’s dream future

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