Links 10/19/21

Links for you. Science:

Heterologous SARS-CoV-2 Booster Vaccinations: Preliminary Report
COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness by Product and Timing in New York State
We Accidentally Solved the Flu. Now What?
We should care more about the deep sea than we do deep space
How the hunt for this deadly virus shaped the search for coronavirus’s origins
Putative host origins of RNA insertions in SARS-CoV-2 genomes

Other:

Hundreds of Police Officers Have Died From Covid. Vaccines Remain a Hard Sell. (also see)
The Little-Known Power Brokers at the Federal Reserve. Individual senior staffers play a huge role, and may explain the Fed’s insularity and governance problems.
Facebook Banned Me for Life Because I Help People Use It Less
The Waukesha School district ended many of its pandemic mitigation efforts. Then her son got sick. Now, she’s suing.
By Attacking Me, Justice Alito Proved My Point
Inside Rikers: Dysfunction, Lawlessness and Detainees in Control
Gov. Abbott stung by activist, caught on camera bragging about outlawing abortion in Texas
It’s time for bold action to save Republicans’ lives, whether they like it or not
Only one thing can solve Biden’s political dilemma: Donald Trump (dark, even for Waldman)
Two east-of-the-river candidates plan to run for at-large seat on D.C. Council, challenging Anita Bonds
Biden is close to a big win that would strike at the core of Trumpism
Paul McCartney Doesn’t Really Want to Stop the Show
Trump won Hood County in a landslide. His supporters still hounded the elections administrator until she resigned.
These Out-of-Work Americans Tell Us Job Market Turmoil Is Anything But Transitory
‘A Safe Space’: Black Pastors Promote Vaccinations from the Pulpit
Joe Manchin Should Stop Talking About ‘Entitlement’
The Actual Human Stakes of the Reconciliation Bill Are Being Ignored in Favor of “Left vs Moderate’ Horse Race Coverage
Southlake school leader tells teachers to balance Holocaust books with ‘opposing’ views (if you listen to the recording, I can’t help but think this is one of those ‘I didn’t realize we were live [wink wink]’ deals)
There Is Shadow Inflation Taking Place All Around Us
The media are finally waking up to the ‘rolling coup.’ They must take the side of democracy.
1 Billion TikTok Users Understand What Congress Doesn’t. The video-sharing app avoids scrutiny because politicians don’t take it seriously.
Neo-fascist attack in Rome shows how the far-right ‘mini-insurrection’ strategy is now global
The great pandemic work-from-home experiment was a remarkable success
D.C. approved a development at McMillan in 2014. Will it ever be built?
Howard University Students Stage Sit-In Over Issues With Mold And COVID Safety

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