Links 9/11/21

Links for you. Science:

Study finds low rate of COVID-19 “breakthrough” infections, fewer symptoms in vaccinated people
NEJM joining the waning immunity debate. I’m going to push back a bit.
Longitudinal analysis of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine breakthrough infections reveal limited infectious virus shedding and restricted tissue distribution (if this holds up, this is good news)
Massive randomized study is proof that surgical masks limit coronavirus spread
This “Waning Immunity” Argument Against the FDA’s Covid Vaccine Approval Is a Scientific Quagmire

Other:

Rep. Paul Gosar delights Groypers and incels with tweet that confuses pretty much everyone else (the new phrenology)
Florida changed its COVID-19 data, creating an ‘artificial decline’ in recent deaths
Sen. Ron Johnson secretly recorded telling a constituent the truth about the Big Lie
America’s Greatest Existential Threat Wasn’t Terrorism
When COVID Deaths Are Dismissed Or Stigmatized, Grief Is Mixed With Shame And Anger
Private Equity’s Potential Payday From Build Back Better
Madison Cawthorn’s vile lies about Jan. 6 reveal a big truth about the right
Wow That Sounds Like A Big Number
Madison Cawthorn: behold the rotten fruit of extreme Republican gerrymandering
Patriot Prayer, Proud Boys force lockdowns in three public schools in Washington. No charges filed. (something is really fucked up in the Northwest)
Joe Manchin’s new threat to destroy Biden’s agenda is worse than it seems
Joe Manchin Has Put Biden’s Presidency in Mortal Danger: The mercurial senator calls for a “pause” when Democrats desperately need to move fast.
Is it true that PhD’s are the most vaccine resistant? (“Once you remove elderly Hispanic self-identified Attack Helicopters the effect largely disappears.”)
Doctors Say Texas Leaders Failed To Stop COVID-19 From Spreading
Can We Live Without Twitter?
Five Decades Later, Medicare Might Cover Dental Care: In the large budget bill now in Congress, supporters of the measure see a rare opportunity to advance a popular policy. (Sanders is a big part of this)
Jaleel Stallings shot at the MPD; a jury acquitted him of wrongdoing
Of Course Being Vaccinated Makes NFL Players More Valuable
NO, REALLY, 9/11 DID NOT CREATE THE POLITICS OF 2021
History Is Clear. America’s Military Is Way Too Big.
The Last Thing San Francisco Needs Is More Home Offices
Most NFL Players Understand What Cam Newton Doesn’t
How a Small Town Silenced a Neo-Nazi Hate Campaign: A Montana town reflects on its effort to drive former President Donald J. Trump’s extremist supporters back to the fringes.

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