Links 9/4/21

Links for you. Science:

The Pandemic’s Hidden Toll Is Revealed in Excess Death Counts (paper here)
COVID Vaccines Show No Signs of Harming Fertility or Sexual Function
Study: Patients, not staff, source of most hospital COVID spread
Apes say hello and goodbye, just like people do, research shows
Burden and characteristics of COVID-19 in the United States during 2020 (this paper, in my opinion, dramatically overestimates immunity in D.C., but D.C.’s demographics are so atypical, that might not be a reflection on the overall findings; take with a grain of salt, though)

Other:

End the Imperial Presidency
Why are mask mandates so triggering for right wingers?
Everybody Gets Rich
The House’s January 6 Commission Is Not Messing Around
We’re getting a glimpse into what the Jan. 6 committee wants to know
Mask’d
American Antifa: A woman’s journey from Girl Scout to anarchist street warrior
The Republican pandemic response is breaking my brain: Give me horse paste or give me death?
Biden receives inconclusive intelligence report on covid origins (because it’s an unresolved science question)
Pass the amendment, jettison bad cops: The police force that we have does not represent who we are, or who we want to be.
‘I’m still not planning to get it’: FDA approval not swaying some vaccine holdouts (this is why we need vaccine requirements for many jobs and indoor activities)
Sure, Biden’s Better on Covid Than Trump. That’s Not Good Enough.
LGBTQ Spaces Led in Vaccine Requirements—40 Years After The HIV/AIDS Crisis: “There’s still a few of us around who can, you know, have a little bit of hopefully guiding influence in imparting gay 101.”
MedStar Threatens Access for Medicaid Users While Amerigroup Demands Sanctions For Deputy Mayor
Social Media Algorithms Are Controlling How I Grieve
GOP reaction to troop deaths shows what a Republican House would really mean
The Centrist Who Taught the Left
How Vaccine Mandates Can Promote Police Reform
The confusion surrounding booster shots could paralyze vaccination efforts. The government must step up.
Free rapid at-home coronavirus tests could make pandemic life easier
Resistance in Afghanistan Appears to Be Growing
Who Votes for People Who Do This Much Damage? Spoiled, on one free meal a day? Addicted, on some free mac-and-cheese? Who thinks like this? Don’t answer that.
Bills coach sees competitive disadvantage in his team’s vaccine issues: ‘It’s very frustrating’
Six conservative Supreme Court justices are trying to rule the nation from the shadows
After 2 tours in Afghanistan, vet dies waiting for routine procedure in hospital buried by COVID-19

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