Where? Anyway, I said "this explains in part". There are many other factors that affect the outcome, like for instance new variants. Anyway those would be exceptions. As a rule, those measures have shown being effective in slowing down the pandemic, which is a great thing.
Have there yet been any studies showing masking and social distancing are an effective means to slowing (let alone stopping) the spread of this respiratory virus?
I'm not aware of studies measuring exactly that. I'm aware of news all around the world about that. Since the incubation of the virus is 10 to 14 days, it takes about 2 weeks to see the effects of such measures. And we have seen that all around. In places where social distancing has taken effect, the pandemic has slowed down severely in two weeks; when such measures are relaxed, the pandemic speeds up again after two weeks. This explains, in part, the various waves of infection (before widespread vaccination). In my opinion, no more studies are required.
"Lucy is named for a famous female Australopithecus afarensis fossil found in Ethiopia that, as a relative of modern humans, helped illuminate the evolution of our species. It is hoped that the spacecraft Lucy will similarly elucidate our solar system's earliest days." I am pretty sure they linked that name to a song by four boys from Liverpool.
Opera 7 comes with a totally rewritten mail and news client, with support for POP3, IMAP and (E)SMTP. The client (called M2) has many new, innovative and unique features. This means that in many respects, M2 behaves differently from most other mailers, and therefore requires some additional instructions before you start testing.
Are you kidding? This link is about Opera 7 M2, and the document was "updated" in 2011. Still... not bad at all. I used to love M2.
So it starts making sense. He's the President of the United States - not of the United People. Hence, he is elected by the states, not by the people. Well, it's still nonsense anyway, but it seems somewhat coherent at least.