Links 8/19/21

Links for you. Science:

Modeling The Pandemic: Efficacy
Singapore COVID clusters (note that there are very few vaccinated-to-vaccinated links in the clustering)
Is the cure really worse than the disease? The health impacts of lockdowns during COVID-19
Top scientists remain puzzled over how and why Covid spreads: The world may have multiple vaccines and drugs to fight coronavirus but we’re still not really sure about how it transmits or how to stop it (I don’t agree with this, but the arguments presented are more substantive than the aerosol pundits would have you believe.)
A snort or a jab? Scientists debate potential benefits of intranasal Covid-19 vaccines


The losers of Jan. 6 are trying to sanitize their sedition
‘We’re in trouble’: Rural America can’t escape Delta
The Senate just passed a bipartisan infrastructure bill. Here’s why it happened.
Buffalo Democratic Machine Considers Axing Mayorship to Evade India Walton
Are America’s condos having a midlife crisis?
With caveats, Washington Teachers’ Union follows national unions and says it would support a vaccine mandate
Every Little Bit Helps
Chef José Andrés’ Local Restaurants Now Require Proof of Vaccination
This Is What a Country Going Mad Sounds Like: These are not spontaneous outpourings of anti-mask fervor. These demonstrations are organized.
When it comes to the new coronavirus surge, Florida is an obvious outlier
America, This Is You. Grow the Hell Up. This video of parents acting like children outside of a Tennessee school board meeting—over masks, mind you—is the death rattle for a specific brand of American feeling.
The con is winding down
Score 2 for Bidenomics
The rebellion against pro-Trump, anti-mask GOP governors is gaining steam
More Hospitals Nearing Breaking Point as Covid Spikes; Skrimping on Nurses’ Pay Made Bad Situation Worse
Where America’s developed areas are growing: ‘Way off into the horizon’
How Condo Buildings End
Cold enough for you? Why air conditioning reigns supreme in Southern California
The (Necessary) Perils of Biden’s Unitary Presidency
The Next Face of the Democratic Party. Hakeem Jeffries could end up being the first Black speaker of the House—but not all progressives are happy about his rise.
Apple’s New ‘Child Safety’ Initiatives, and the Slippery Slope

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