Links 9/2/21

Links for you. Science:

Virological characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine breakthrough infections in health care workers (seems like there are fewer infectious particles in vaccinated people; remember, though, one study is an interesting finding and needs confirmation)
Rome’s iconic pines, hit hard by a nasty parasite, now face their own pandemic
Toxic stress and burnout: John henryism and social dominance in the laboratory and STEM workforce
How Big Data Carried Graph Theory Into New Dimensions
Incidence, Clinical Characteristics, and Risk Factors of SARS-CoV-2 Infection among Pregnant Individuals in the United States


Time to say it: We’re done with the vaccine refusers
Why the debate on Afghanistan is so distorted
The dark history of the “Great Replacement”: Tucker Carlson’s racist fantasy has deep roots
Arts Commission Approves New Grant Formula; Ford’s Theatre Director Not Happy
Big Ideas for Small-Town Revival: A local developer rescued his hometown in Ohio from decades of stagnation. Now he is taking his approach to other struggling communities around the Midwest.
The New Ozymandias: Twilight Reflections on the Obama Presidential Center
What’s It All About Then
Pfizer’s vaccine is fully authorized. It’s time for excuses to end and mandates to start.
How a Washingtonian’s Hobby Got Cited In An Insurrection Hearing
Bernie Sanders’s Third Campaign
Diner Safaris
First U.S. COVID deaths came earlier — and in different places — than previously thought: Death records indicate that virus contributed to previously unknown January 2020 fatalities in California, Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Oklahoma and Wisconsin
DC Added Second-Most Housing Units Per Square Mile in the Past Decade
Street Violence Cannot Become Part of Our Political Process. In Portland, the mayor and police chief announced cops would not intervene if brawls broke out at a political demonstration.
The GOP fought mandates by emphasizing the vaccines’ emergency status. Now what?
The 9 Democrats Making Nancy Pelosi’s Life Harder Are Making a Big Mistake
Why the FDA’s full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine could be a turning point
Leaders at Inspired Teaching Demonstration PCS Hesitated to Tell Families About Staff COVID-19 Cases and HVAC Systems In Repair (September and October have the potential to be catastrophic in D.C.)
“Hell No”: Correctional Officers Are Declining The Coronavirus Vaccine En Masse
Making Things Happen
It turns out that big-box stores are an even worse deal for cities and towns – worse than anyone, even their opponents, once thought.
vaccine approved by the FDA (the 0:57 mark is spit take inducing)

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