Links 10/9/21

Links for you. Science:

The impact of SARS-CoV-2 vaccination on Alpha and Delta variant transmission
Nationally Representative Social Contact Patterns in the United States, August 2020-April 2021
These Sea Slugs Break a Cardinal Rule of Animal Life
SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA levels are not ‘viral load’
Multicomponent Strategies to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Transmission — Nine Overnight Youth Summer Camps, United States, June–August 2021 (I went to this camp many, many, many moons ago…)
Thousands of Years Before Humans Raised Chickens, They Tried to Domesticate the World’s Deadliest Bird (OR MAYBE IT WAS A VERY PEACEFUL BIRD UNTIL IT WAS FORCED TO OVERTHROW ITS HUMAN OVERLORDS. DID YOU EVER CONSIDER THAT ORNITHOLOGISTS?)

Other:

Why Are the Democrats Handing the Judicial Branch Over to the GOP? (because Democrats don’t govern)
D.C. misused nearly $82 million meant to provide housing to the city’s poorest residents, IG says (Bowser is bad)
Behind the state’s school masking policy: a collision of science and politic: Baker administration listening closely to mask skeptics (this is why you don’t elect Republicans, even supposedly ‘moderate’ ones)
As coronavirus cases mount and vaccine mandates spread, holdouts plague police and fire departments
‘A public health crisis’: More families than ever lack access to diapers
School board meetings used to be boring. Why have they become war zones? Conservatives can’t turn back the clock. But they can disrupt local meetings. (good history, but ignores the current political organizing by the Right to cause this)
Indignity Vol. 1, No. 24: Was Jared Kushner worth $23.40?
‘These are our ancestors’: Descendants of enslaved people are shifting plantation tourism
Being “Pro NBA Player” Means Being Pro-Vaccine
During the ‘Great Resignation,’ workers refuse to accept the unacceptable: People who are used to tolerating bad work situations are increasingly leaving their jobs and demanding better working conditions.
Lead contamination found in blood of half of young kids in U.S.
Science says school masks work. Public opinion is another issue in Michigan
Joe Biden’s plan will transform America the way the Great Society did. Here’s 3 ways journalists fail to tell the story
Left, Right and Keynes: Today’s centrists are a hot mess.
Neo-Nazi ‘active clubs’ spring up around country as handiwork of notorious fascist living abroad
Jan. 6 Was Worse Than We Knew
NC school board passes strict rules for teaching about race after threat to cut funding
Bullshit, Branding and CRT: The Nine Incredible Tricks to Get Your Moral Panic Trending!
Doctors say the Texas abortion ban is complicating other types of medical decisions
Shaw Metz & Associates, Berrien County Courthouse (1966) St. Joseph, MI
This is what happens when you bring an rc car to the dog park
Basketball Star Bradley Beal’s Misleading Comments About COVID-19
A Case Study in NIMBY Entitlement: The former mayor of Beverly Hills is SO MAD about duplexes!
Everybody is from somewhere else. Being born and raised in Boston isn’t a qualification for mayor (this D.C. native hates it when D.C. politicians do the same bullshit)

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