Links 8/22/21

Links for you. Science:

How the Pandemic Now Ends: Cases of COVID-19 are rising fast. Vaccine uptake has plateaued. The pandemic will be over one day—but the way there is different now. (though rapid deployment of a Delta-based booster could change things dramatically)
BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness against the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant in Qatar (lumps together all fully vaccinated people though)
Evaluation of mRNA-1273 SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine in Adolescents
SARS-CoV-2 Viremia is Associated with COVID-19 Severity and Predicts Clinical Outcomes
Resurgence of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections during COVID-19 Pandemic, Tokyo, Japan
Rapid Increase in SARS-CoV-2 P.1 Lineage Leading to Codominance with B.1.1.7 Lineage, British Columbia, Canada, January–April 2021

Other:

The NFL offers a model for how to get the “hesitant” vaccinated
The Political Moves Throughout History That Have Denied D.C. Voting Representation: How D.C. was the first gerrymandered district and Hamilton politically spun away your congressional representation. (Hamilton was a putz)
Some families are already looking to leave their current public schools due to “COVID Harassment” (feel sorry for the teachers who will have to put up with these assholes)
How I Discovered Stanford’s Jewish Quota
SDPD Sgt. Calls on Officers to ‘Risk it All’ to Fight Pandemic Rules; San Diego NAACP Wants Investigation (if cops like this quit, that would be a good thing. No downside to a vaccine mandate from my perspective)
GOP Strategist Arrested for Underage Sex Trafficking: The feds just arrested wealthy Republican strategist and occasional Fox News guest Anton Lazzaro on five counts of underage sex trafficking.
Shaped by life’s challenges, Boston mayoral candidate Michelle Wu wears them on her sleeve
Redistricting in Washington DC
How ‘waiting for full FDA approval’ was weaponized by vaccine opponents
“You Say You Want A Revolution …”: The far right’s increasing embrace of authoritarianism is even more disturbing than you might think.
The Politics of Bad Faith
If You Skip the Vaccine, It Is My ‘Damn Business’
The Myth Of Cops Overdosing From Touching Fentanyl Persists For A Reason (our internal security forces are such ninnies)
Why the heck are members of Congress allowed to trade individual stocks?
GOP lawmakers propose allowing workers who quit jobs over vaccine mandates to collect unemployment (Wisconsin)
Cuomo is the tip of the iceberg: Digging into New York’s harassment and power problems
Wake up, California! Removing Gavin Newsom would be a disaster
Chinese state media has seized on a Swiss scientist critical of a covid origins probe. The one problem: He might not exist.
More Foe Than Friend: The Supreme Court and the pursuit of racial equality.
Seven out of 10 people in this Maryland Zip code are unvaccinated. Local leaders are trying to change that.
The Radical Capitalist Behind the Critical Race Theory Furor

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