Links 8/20/23

Links for you. Science:

Risk of autoimmune diseases following COVID-19 and the potential protective effect from vaccination: a population-based cohort study
Texas Bats Face a Pandemic of Their Own
Effectiveness of Monovalent and Bivalent mRNA Vaccines in Preventing COVID-19–Associated Emergency Department and Urgent Care Encounters Among Children Aged 6 Months–5 Years — VISION Network, United States, July 2022–June 2023
What to know about new covid booster, RSV vaccines, flu shots this fall
What to know about dengue fever after Florida officials warn of cases


Rudy Giuliani Was Always Like This (excellent, must-read)
Nomination expurgation (very good)
D.C. To Pilot Enforcement Of A Youth Curfew In Eight Neighborhoods
How My Apes Doing
If A Sweaty And Rat-Like Wingnut’s Biography Falls In The Forest…
San Diego ramps up arrests of unhoused people: ‘Harder to survive’
Childhood immunizations in Michigan at lowest point since 2011 (this is the future RFK Jr. wants…)
A Wyoming Public Library Board Fired Its Head Librarian After She Refused To Remove Books
Elon Musk’s X follower count bloated by millions of new, inactive accounts
HOAs are too powerful. They should not be allowed to foreclose on Colorado homes. (they should be fired into the sun, actually)
The Benefits and Drawbacks to Charging Trump Like a Mobster
Biden’s fall Covid vaccine rollout for the uninsured won’t include pharmacies at first (Biden’s COVID policy has sucked ass, and the left needs to be honest and vocal about this)
Modern Life Has Made It Easier for Serial Killers to Thrive
Amid conservative backlash, a turn away from bold public housing experiments of the ‘30s
The Hidden Costs of Flooding in D.C.’s Poorest Wards
Wildfires in Canada’s Northern Territories Are Causing Mass Evacuations
The Evolution of the Republican Party in the age of Trump
Trump’s (Still) the One
I’m a Black Professor. You Don’t Need to Bring That Up.
Venture capital funds are mostly just wasting their time and your money (related post here)
Florida man Matt Gaetz wants to censure judge in Trump case
Proud Boy on house arrest in Jan. 6 case disappears ahead of sentencing
Trump judge’s actual argument for abortion bans: Doctors are harmed without cute sonograms
Elon Musk is killing ‘Environmental Twitter’: Nearly half of environmental users went inactive after Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, research finds.
‘Knowledge is power’: new app helps US teens read books banned in school
The fandomization of news: Younger generations expect news to come straight from creators. But when creators are wrong, the news ecosystem quickly breaks down. (Gen Z has been put behind the 8-ball by us olds, but their reliance on Tik Tok for useful information, on the whole, is foolish)

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