Links 9/20/21

Links for you. Science:

Why poison ivy can make your skin so itchy
China prepares to test thorium-fuelled nuclear reactor
mRNA Vaccine Effectiveness against COVID-19 among Symptomatic Outpatients Aged ≥16 Years in the United States, February – May 2021 (mostly pre-Delta)
Persistence of the immune responses and cross-neutralizing activity with Variants of Concern following two doses of adjuvanted SCB-2019 COVID-19 vaccine (no Delta data however)
A daily-updated database and tools for comprehensive SARS-CoV-2 mutation-annotated tree

Other:

Revolt of the Delivery Workers Exploited by apps. Attacked by thieves. Unprotected by cops. 65,000 strong, with only themselves to count on. (excellent)
Barack Obama, the Hollow Icon
The United States Will Spend $3.5 Trillion Without Batting an Eye—as Long as It’s on War.
Biden admin appeals DACA ruling as Democrats make legislative case to parliamentarian
My Life is Proof That Critical Race Theory Is More Than a Fox News Talking Point. Each and every Black person you see could testify as to why it must endure.
Idaho Republicans sent their state into pandemic crisis. Now it’s spreading over state borders
LARRY ELDER WEBSITE: WE DON’T WANT TO SHOOT ANYONE IF WE DON’T LIKE THE RECALL RESULTS, BUT WE MIGHT HAVE TO
Is Boston America’s Most Racist City? Ask a Black Bostonian for Once
Doctor fears measles outbreak after Republican anti-vaccine advocacy leads to fewer childhood shots
Are You Still Apologizing To The Governor Of Florida?
GOP condemnation of Biden coronavirus mandate fuels concern other vaccine requirements could be targeted
New pandemic rules for NYC restaurants, city workers, schools in effect (D.C. should do this)
The dying art of the hatchet job
The Huddle Is Gallaudet’s Lasting Mark on Football
Don’t You Dare Cast Doubt On The Purity And Majesty Of Our Institutions
I spent 5 years inside DC’s foreign policy ‘blob.’ Here’s why the experts keep getting us into unwinnable wars like Afghanistan.
Now Isn’t the Time to Abandon Contact Tracing
They were the world’s only all-female army. Their descendants are fighting to recapture their humanity.
The Story Behind Gov. Kristi Noem’s Weird Gift to Donald Trump
CNBC poll shows very little will persuade unvaccinated Americans to get Covid shots
Who Failed Baby Apolline?
22 COVID-related deaths among police in a week as unions continue anti-mandate push
We still don’t know who paid Kavanaugh’s $92,000 country club fee
Why Biden’s Afghanistan Critics Are Dangerously Wrong
How much damage will Joe Manchin do? A new voting rights push offers a clue.

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