Links 8/27/21

Links for you. Science:

Can the Vaccinated Develop Long Covid After a Breakthrough Infection?
Vaccine effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 transmission and infections among household and other close contacts of confirmed cases, the Netherlands, February to May 2021 (note the circulating virus was mostly Alpha, not Delta)
Infectious SARS-CoV-2 in Exhaled Aerosols and Efficacy of Masks During Early Mild Infection (again, Alpha, not Delta)
Real-Time Genomics for Tracking Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Border Incursions after Virus Elimination, New Zealand
Fact Check-COVID-19 cases in Iceland are not proof that vaccines are ineffective

Other:

The Radicalization of Clarence Thomas: His time working for Monsanto and other polluting industries helped make him the fierce conservative he is today.
Taliban bans COVID-19 vaccine in Paktia
‘Tainted’ Blood: Covid Skeptics Request Blood Transfusions From Unvaccinated Donors
As Stephen Miller is fabulating about “what Angela Merkel did to Germany,” I’d like to share a personal story that hammered home to me how widespread this white nationalist talking point is among conservatives, and how it’s impossible to counter it with facts or reason.
Morris W. Scheibel, Peggy Ann Clothing Store (1930) Youngstown, OH
70% Of D.C.’s Streams Have Disappeared. Where Did They Go?
Will the Squalid Rot of the Wisconsin Republican Party Become America’s Future?
Why Transphobia Is at the Heart of the White Power Movement
Oh, and the Taliban Is Also in the Meth Business Now
Let Them All In
Joe Biden Asked How Much Truth the American People Are Prepared to Hear
What’s Going on With COVID Surveillance Testing at Schools?
There Is a Problem With California’s Recall. It’s Unconstitutional.
A Few House Moderates Are on the Verge of Scuttling Biden’s Presidency On Behalf of Their Donors
Your Holiday Gatherings Should Have Vaccine Mandates
Facebook Is Helping Militias Spread Vaccine Disinformation And Calling Them ‘Experts’: A new report finds violent militia groups have become “key” spreaders of vaccine misinformation on the platform.
The Bad Economics of Fossil Fuel Defenders
In Praise of Joe Biden
Wanker Caucus
What Every American Needs to Know About the Congressional “Pay-For” Game (Part 1)
DC Press Bigs Escalate to Peak Screech Over Biden Defiance
Built in the 18th century, this is one of the oldest buildings in Hattfjelldal municipality in Norland, Norway.
Pitch clocks, realignment and the end of blackouts: What MLB would look like if we were designing it now
COVID Delta Is Coming for Carbon County, Montana

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