Links 8/1/23

Links for you. Science:

Impact of Community Masking on SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in Ontario after Adjustment for Differential Testing by Age and Sex
Scientists fight to help protect the Florida coral that’s dying from heat
Long COVID: The impact on language and cognition (related post here)
Impact of veterinary antibiotics on plasmid-encoded antibiotic resistance transfer
Fabricated data in research about honesty. You can’t make this stuff up. Or, can you?
CRISPR Helps Scientists Develop Canker-resistant Citrus Lines in Less Than a Year


Metro needs millions of dollars, and soon. Leaders are weighing their next move.
Devoting My Life To Politics To Ensure Nothing Improves
Tribe fights to preserve California coastline — and its own culture
I Read The News Today Oh Boy
D.C. public schools slashed tech budget ahead of new school year. School leaders blame new city council education funding plan for preventing the system from buying new laptops
I Read The News Today Oh Boy
Lifesaving HIV program faces a new threat: U.S. abortion politics (what’s insane is that PEPFAR is an all-you-can-eat buffet for ‘faith based’ organizations, and Republicans still want to kill it)
Welcome To The GOP’s Billionaire Primary
A year after Dobbs, House GOP proposes taking food from hungry babies (it’s the same party that repeatedly tries to cut funding for Meals on Wheels, so why should we be surprised?)
Inside the Party Switch that Blew Up North Carolina Politics. Tricia Cotham, a Democrat who supported abortion rights, was encouraged to run for a state House seat by powerful Republicans. After she was elected, she joined them and delivered a G.O.P. supermajority. (mentions long COVID and also downplays the role charter school lobbying played)
Changing Facebook’s algorithm won’t fix polarization, new study finds
Twitter Threatens Legal Action Against Nonprofit That Tracks Hate Speech. The Center for Countering Digital Hate said it had received a letter from X, Twitter’s parent company, accusing it of trying to hurt the social platform with its research.
Holistic Admissions Criteria Favor the Rich
Using abortion, red states try to expand power over blue states
Everybody But 20000 Of Us Are Pig People
Why America’s Largest Tool Company Couldn’t Make a Wrench in America
The ‘AOC Left’ Has Achieved Plenty
Why do right wing critics never argue for the existence of crypto-right wing politicians?
The Real Problem With Asset Managers: Rich people collect the vast majority of capital income. There’s a better way.
Why Elite Colleges Do Affirmative Action For the Rich
Will the Strike Wave of 2023 Continue?
D.C. Residents Should Still Care About the Revised Criminal Code Act of 2022
Lender Takes Control Of Prominent Dupont Circle Office Building (convert it to apartments)
It’s not racism. It’s anti-antiracism.
Residents Flood Library With New Copies of LGBTQ Books Stolen by Anti-Pride Protestors
Trump has GOP leaders trapped. New data on Fox News viewers shows why.

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