TGIF, y’all. Let’s hope for a quiet weekend holiday where everyone stays home and those who don’t at least remember to wear their goddamn masks.
- This is a Twitter thread from Sept. 1 of videos documenting the flooding in New York. (See also NPR’s Ida Brings Historic Flooding To The Northeast, Killing More Than 40 People.)
- Chip in for Texas Abortion Funds – Donate here to support abortion access for pregnant people in Texas. Your donation will be split among 10 legitimate abortion access groups working in Texas.
- The Atlantic: Long-Haulers are Redefining COVID-19 – Ed Yong with another excellent COVID-19 article.
- Dr. Sunny Moraine has been reading the absolutely appalling The Turner Diaries and writing about it, chapter by chapter, on their Patreon. Their latest essay covers “The Day of the Rope” and is free to read. The rest of their writing on the book is paywalled, but well worth the buck (or more, if you like) to get access.
- NPR: The Sacklers, Who Made Billions From OxyContin, Win Immunity From Opioid Lawsuits – The decision is being appealed.
- Phys.org: New evidence supports idea that America’s first civilization was made up of ‘sophisticated’ engineers – NEAT.
- The Atlantic: What We Actually Know About Waning Immunity – We keep hearing about “declining effectiveness” and “waning immunity” when it comes to the COVID vaccines, but your immune system is way more complicated and robust than the media has been making it out to be.
- New York Times (via Yahoo News): Breakthough Infections Are Less Likely to Lead to Long COVID, a Study Suggests – A new study out of the UK indicates that vaccinated people who have a “breakthrough” COVID-19 infection about about half as likely to develop long-COVID. Yet another great reason to get your shots.