Links 9/18/21

Links for you. Science:

BNT162b2 vaccine booster dose protection: A nationwide study from Israel (important)
Effectiveness of COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19–Associated Hospitalization — Five Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, United States, February 1–August 6, 2021.
Long-Term Symptoms Among Adults Tested for SARS-CoV-2 — United States, January 2020–April 2021
The lost generation of ancient trees
Unvaccinated people were 11 times more likely to die of covid-19, CDC report finds


Sunday, July 8, 1928
We Need a Public Health Revolution
There’s a Word for Why We Wear Masks, and Liberals Should Say It. It’s high time Democrats played some philosophical offense on the concept of “freedom.”
GOP lawmaker who refused to follow mask mandate while flying says she can’t get to the Alaskan capital
DeSantis OK With School Vaccine Rules And Dress Codes — Just Not For COVID Or Masks
The summer before 9/11. Freewheeling. Foreboding. Then came the fall.
We’ve Never Protected the Vulnerable. Let’s learn from the pandemic and protect those who need it most—and not just from COVID-19.
Republic of Frestonia: How squatters in a 1970s London street declared independence from the UK
Twelve hours in a Florida COVID-19 ICU: On this ward at Morton Plant Hospital, nurses are overwhelmed by the number of new, desperate cases.
Last known member of Afghanistan’s Jewish community leaves country, taking dozens of women and children with him
The GOP’s halting, uneven journey toward becoming the anti-vaccine mandate party
Texas wanted to be the tech haven of the U.S. Its new abortion bill and other measures are causing workers to rethink their move.
America Faces A Severe Caregiver Shortage, As This Grad Student Learned Firsthand
Biden delivers straight talk — and wins kudos
Trump’s MAGA Movement Sets Its Sights On Brazil’s Democracy
Remember 9/11. And Remember the Shoney’s incident too
A modest proposal: Fire all of the post 9/11 generals
Deputy cliques in L.A. County Sheriff’s Department likely growing, study finds (misspelled gangs)
A Huge Unionization Vote Is Looming at the University of Pittsburgh
Covid-19 clusters tied to sports teams spike in North Carolina as school year begins
Republicans vow to prolong the COVID-19 pandemic as long as possible

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2 Responses to Links 9/18/21

  1. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    Last known member of Afghanistan’s Jewish community leaves country, taking dozens of women and children with him

    I am missing something here. If he himself is the “last known member” of a Jewish community, does that mean that the women and children he took with him are not Jews? If not, who are they?

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