Links 9/1/23

Links for you. Science:

Tropical forests may be warming to a point where plant photosynthesis fails, study warns
Who Gets Sick from COVID-19? Sociodemographic Correlates of Severe Adult Health Outcomes During Alpha- and Delta-Variant Predominant Periods, 9/2020–11/2021
Reoccurring Escherichia coli O157:H7 Strain Linked to Leafy Greens–Associated Outbreaks, 2016–2019
Assessment of Hospital-Onset SARS-CoV-2 Infection Rates and Testing Practices in the US, 2020-2022 (though I disagree with a conclusion: the critical time to crack down on nosocomial infections is when COVID prevalence outside of the hospital is low, so the hospital doesn’t serve as a reservoir)
Temporal dynamics of genetically heterogeneous extended-spectrum cephalosporin-resistant Escherichia coli bloodstream infections
Post-COVID mRNA-vaccine IgG4 shift: worrisome?


COVID mitigation make sense whether or not it’s a pandemic
Former Trump COVID Adviser: We’re Living in ‘Fantasy World’. Dr. Deborah Birx was part of the White House task force (not as pessimistic as she is, but it’s better than Zients’ murderous optimism)
Elon Musk’s control over satellite internet demands a reckoning (nationalize it?)
A desperate appeal to newsroom leaders on the eve of a chaos election
The Christian home-schooler who made ‘parental rights’ a GOP rallying cry (it’s not ‘polarization’, it’s White Christian supremacy)
The Christian Right’s Masculinity Problem
Sentencing postponed for ex-Proud Boys leader Tarrio in Jan. 6 conspiracy
Norfolk police pull over man with bull riding shotgun
D.C. to pay $5.1 million settlement after judge finds Second Amendment violations
This Texas town has about 250 people. It has 50 sworn police officers.
Scam Economy
West Virginia University Faculty Petition For No-Confidence Vote In Gee
Why Do You Keep Talking About That You Weirdo
Liberals Have Won the Culture War
The Persistence of the Charlatan: Jordan Peterson Will Not Go Away
Florida’s Whitewashing of the History of Slavery Is Quite a Thing to Behold
Meta’s ‘Biggest Single Takedown’ Removes Chinese Influence Campaign (doesn’t seem to have been a particularly effective campaign though)
American Conservatism Is a Poison
Georgia School District Canceled an Author’s Talks After He Said ‘Gay’ (this is, of course, ‘polarization’, not White Christian supremacy)
How Vivek Ramaswamy makes money from climate denial
GOP voters can’t cope with Trump charges — so Republicans double down on anti-democratic attacks
Conservative Iowa county votes to oust election denier as its election administrator
How to Knife Throw: An Essential Guide to a Very Cool Skill
Anti-Abortion Activist Who Kept Fetuses In Capitol Hill Home Found Guilty Of Blocking D.C. Clinic
America’s Trumpiest court just put itself in charge of nuclear safety
The media’s failure on Elon Musk

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1 Response to Links 9/1/23

  1. ronzie says:

    Bad link on the knife throwing story

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