Links 10/14/21

Links for you. Science:

An economic evaluation of the Whole Genome Sequencing source tracking program in the U.S. (we could have had COVID sequencing up and running by July 2020, if we had wanted to–the federal government can do this sort of thing, because it has)
Choice of Outcome in COVID-19 Studies and Implications for Policy: Mortality and Fatality
A Better Way to Think About Your Risk for COVID (greatest risk factor, by far though, is being unvaccinated, but still interesting regarding the genetics of immune response)
The American Bumblebee Has Vanished From Eight States. In two decades, the insect’s population has declined by nearly 90 percent due to a combination of threats, including habitat loss, pesticides and diseases
Major Israeli study: Risk of heart inflammation after COVID shots is very small
Modern Crocodiles Are Evolving at a Rapid Rate

Other:

The Extremely Serious Case For Minting the $1 Trillion Coin (must-read)
Do We Really Want Nonstop Action From Football? N.F.L. RedZone and the simulcasts by Peyton and Eli Manning offer up two very modern ways to watch an old sport.
These Texas teens stayed silent about racism. Then their Black principal was suspended. At Colleyville Heritage High, students rushed to defend James Whitfield, who hasbeen accused of embracing critical race theory and is in danger of being fired. (racists gonna racist)
David Shor Is Telling Democrats What They Don’t Want to Hear (interesting, but don’t agree entirely)
How AT&T helped build far-right One America News
Israelis Who Support Government More Likely to Get Third COVID Vaccine Dose
Firefox Now Sends Your Address Bar Keystrokes to Mozilla (disable it and send the Mozilla foundation some money instead)
Manchin should remember his working-class West Virginia constituents
Subverting Justice: How the Former President and His Allies Pressured DOJ to Overturn the 2020 Election
The Nasty Logistics of Returning Your Too-Small Pants
The Liberal Activist Who Targets Republicans With a MAGA Masquerade
Ivermectin: How false science created a Covid ‘miracle’ drug
People With Long Covid Are Risking Their Health Going Back to the Office. For many people who got Covid-19, symptoms and “brain fog” come back unexpectedly, making commutes and in-office work difficult. How will employers handle this new cohort?
In Fight Against Homelessness, Advocates Say Tax Hike On Wealthy Is ‘Gamechanger’
Ruled By Ghouls
End of an Ear-a: The Legendary Inner Ear Studios Closes a Chapter
Rep. Weyler resigns from budget committee after lunatic claims about Covid vaccine (NH state, GOP)
Bernie Sanders erupts at Joe Manchin, and a deeper dispute is revealed
During the ‘Great Resignation,’ workers refuse to accept the unacceptable
Unhoused People Experience Anti-Homeless Architecture in Georgetown
Michael Flynn to QAnon Believers: I’m Not a Satanist!
Reopening Schools: Is New York City Keeping Its Most Vulnerable Kids Safe?
Erin Palmer Is Looking to Unseat D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson

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