Links 10/21/21

Links for you. Science:

Newly Discovered Bat Viruses Give Hints to Covid’s Origins
When a fisherman pulled in his line, he knew he had ‘something weird’: A 40-pound alligator gar
Genomic characterization and epidemiology of an emerging SARS-CoV-2 variant in Delhi, India
K-12 schools without mask mandates in Michigan saw 62% more coronavirus spread
How Can You Talk Effectively to Anti-Vaxxers, Flat Earthers, and Climate Deniers? (good, but ignores the specific and sustained anti-vaccination campaign over the last 30 years; propaganda matters)
What can masks do? Part 1: The science behind COVID-19 protection

Other:

Let’s never go back to the office
Sen. Bernie Sanders: Let’s stand together to protect working families (this op-ed completely panicked Manchin)
Conservative Democrats pit vulnerable communities against each other, as usual
The Dems Are Wasting a Winning Platform With a Losing Message
Biden’s Supreme Court commission proves to be the farce we all expected
Reverse Baseball!
U.S. Senate Candidate for New Hampshire Pledges Not to Vote to Certify 2024 Election Results if Trump Objects
ESPN didn’t care and doesn’t care about now-former Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s bigotry
Protest much?
Who Needs the Office?
Publix heiress, funder of Jan. 6 rally, gave $150,000 to GOP attorneys general association
For Essaibi George, husband’s real estate holdings present a quandary (‘quandary.’ Lol)
Shame forced Jon Gruden out of the NFL. Daniel Snyder needs a push.
Hours on end at the most woeful corner of the city
Advocates worry Biden is letting U.S. democracy erode on his watch
With Boston Public Schools in crisis problems are mounting. Can the system save itself?
Finally Understand Kyrsten Sinema in 360 Easy Steps
Where Exactly Is All The Corruption
Why Isn’t Steve Bannon in Jail? Ask the Democrats.
Economists to Cattle Ranchers: Stop Being So Emotional About the Monopolies Devouring Your Family Businesses
Democrats Are Ready to Abandon Black Voters, Again. The data scientist David Shor is urging Democrats to dump their racial justice message if they want to maintain any power. That’s a terrible idea.
Well If It Isn’t the Power of the Strike. Workers everywhere from John Deere to Hollywood have brushed the dust bunnies off the picket line.
Congress will soon have oversight over U.S. Olympic leadership. Top gymnasts want a factory reset
How Serious Is The Inflation Situation?
House Progressives to Pelosi: Reject Divisive Means-Testing in Favor of Universal Benefits

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