Links 11/13/21

Links for you. Science:

This is the most spectacular illusion I’ve ever seen.
How ProPublica Used Genomic Sequencing Data to Track an Ongoing Salmonella Outbreak (must-read)
Association of Self-reported COVID-19 Infection and SARS-CoV-2 Serology Test Results With Persistent Physical Symptoms Among French Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic (will definitely need more follow up, since this contradicts a lot of other work)
New COVID vaccine design is easier to manufacture, doesn’t need cold storage
How protein-based COVID vaccines could change the pandemic
Community transmission and viral load kinetics of the SARS-CoV-2 delta (B.1.617.2) variant in vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in the UK: a prospective, longitudinal, cohort study

Other:

Bed, Bath, and Beyond has Hanukah furnishings. They are not good.
A pollster tested 8 pieces of covid misinformation. On 6 of 8, more Republicans said they were true than false.
What ‘Structural Racism’ Really Means (excellent)
America cannot give evangelicals what they want
Right-wing operatives deploy massive network of fake local news sites to weaponize CRT
Vaccines offer an exit from the pandemic. Mandates work.
Promises Made
People ‘unvaccinated by choice’ in Singapore no longer can receive free covid-19 treatment
On the death of my maternal grandmother: an anti-obituary. When people die, sometimes it is OK to say ‘good riddance’.
So long, jitneys — and farewell to our connective tissue
Max Cleland Did Not Deserve What Rick Wilson Did to Him
How much of your life will you lose by going back to the office? Try our calculator.
The Rural Democratic Voter Crisis
Israel escalates surveillance of Palestinians with facial recognition program in West Bank
Paul Gosar’s Sickening Video Is a Window Into the American Far Right: The edgelord aesthetic should not blind us to the marriage of apocalyptic immigration rhetoric and violent force in response.
Wake up to these ‘woke’ distortions
How Infrastructure Week Finally Happened
And this is why it’s useful to talk about historical examples of institutionalized racism
Who’s Afraid of Higher Education? (“Bible college for libertarians”)
This Story Makes Me Feel Completely Hopeless About the Future of This Country
Enough With the Tired ’90s Takes on Today’s Democrats
Stop Forcing Workers to Stand on the Job
Ministry of Violence, Part III
“We Don’t Have a Lot of Time to Wake Up”: Rigged State Governments Are Steadily Undermining Democracy
The War Of The Wards: Everything You Need To Know About Redistricting In D.C.
Commonsense Solidarity: How a Working-Class Coalition Can Be Built, and Maintained

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