Links 8/14/21

Links for you. Science:

Unvaccinated adults who had the virus face a risk of reinfection, the C.D.C. says.
Scientists expected thawing wetlands in Siberia’s permafrost. What they found is ‘much more dangerous.’
New data suggest J. & J. vaccine works against Delta and recipients don’t need a booster shot.
SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 in Italy in September 2019: the most important finding yet on the origin of the pandemic*. (*or an error with big consequences.)
‘Fantastic Fungi’ uncovers strange, mysterious underground world of mushrooms


A society of Holiday Inn Express guests (excellent; must-read)
DC Restaurants and Bars Can Now Face Fines for Not Enforcing the Mask Mandate
Tucker Carlson Has a New Hero (“These conservatives still call themselves “patriots” — and disdain their opponents as “traitors” — but theirs is an abstract loyalty to an idealized country.”–fascism does operate on this…)
Authoritarian Tourism: Tucker Carlson’s Hungarian pilgrimage is latest sign of American right’s tightening alliance with foreign autocrats
The Capitol Rioters Attacked Police. Why Isn’t the FOP Outraged? Police unions aren’t usually bashful about defending officers, but they’ve been conspicuously subdued in discussing the January 6 attacks.
Just crazy enough to work
Covid Outbreaks Tied to Music Festivals Raise Outdoor Transmission Concerns: Experts say closely packed crowds are likely responsible for cases tied to Oregon’s Pendleton Whisky Music Fest and Michigan’s Faster Horses Festival
Mike Rowe’s Dirty Lies: The voice of the working class goes anti-anti-anti-vaxx.
Republican Recall Candidates Want to Turn California Into Florida. They May Get the Chance.
Alarmed Louisiana Residents Turn to Vaccines in ‘Darkest Days’ of Pandemic (“Ashlynn Robert had avoided getting vaccinated because of a fear of needles, but her mother started pressing her as hospitalizations rose. “It wasn’t that bad,” Ms. Robert, 24, said after her shot. “I was being dramatic.””–fear of needles is an underappreciated issue)
Russia’s Vaccine Diplomacy Is Mostly Smoke and Mirrors
Major Tea Party Group Was Backed by Salsa Billionaire and Other Wealthy Donors, Hacked Documents Reveal
‘Terminal City’: Extraordinary Photos of Vancouver 1972-1982
Doordash privacywashes its war on workers
Andrew Cuomo Is Actually, Really Finished
9/11 families to President Biden: Don’t come to our memorial events: Nearly 1,800 victims’ relatives, first responders and survivors are calling on Biden to refrain from attending any memorials over his refusal to release Sept. 11 documents.
Republicans really, really don’t want you to blame them if your kids can’t go back to school (true nationally, but not for D.C.)
Anti-Vax Radio Host Who Called Fauci a ‘Power Tripping Lying Freak’ Dies of COVID: On his deathbed, Dick Farrel changed his tune, telling his friends to get vaccinated.
In Praise Of The Slowball
This Is the Image by PEPITO’s Creators That Instagram Deleted From Our Account for Saying That It Violated Community Standards
Tenant Organizing in Washington D.C. and Beyond

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