Links for you. Science:
Is Delta the last Covid ‘super variant’?
Heavily mutated coronavirus variant puts scientists on alert
Controversy Rages as California Follows SF’s Lead With New Approach to Teaching Math
Third doses of COVID-19 vaccines reduce infection and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and could prevent future surges in some populations: a modeling study
First Known Covid Case Was Vendor at Wuhan Market, Scientist Says. A new review of early Covid-19 cases in the journal Science will revive, though certainly not settle, the debate over how the pandemic began.
HIV Is Africa’s Latest Covid-19 Problem (this hasn’t been mentioned at all regarding the Omicron variant)
Antivaxx Holocaust: Vaccine protests, yellow stars, and an inoculation of historical reality (excellent)
The Withering Away of the States Can’t Happen Soon Enough
Americans are moving west — but also toward cities: The Census Bureau has recalculated the population center of your state
TBI investigates Ripley house fire after racial slur found spray-painted on pool wall
Delmonico’s overwhelming menu, 1899.
How Music Created Silicon Valley
The McDonald’s Ice Cream Machine Hacking Saga Has a New Twist
‘I was shocked it was over a $6 pizza’: Worker recalls moments after man pulls rifle on employees
The Hooded Cloak: Violent Reactions to the Popular Front
Why Retailers Are Fighting a Vaccine Mandate Before the Holidays (COVID-19 appreciates this)
Speaking Of Meritocracy And The Related Marketplace Of Ideas
The Deadly Myth That Human Error Causes Most Car Crashes
The Elephant Who Could Be a Person
The People Dream of a President Who Will Take on Corporations
Angry Entrepreneurs Will Finally See Trump’s ‘Apprentice’ Outtakes
G.O.P. Fights Covid Mandates, Then Blames Biden as Cases Rise: Republicans have fought mask requirements and vaccine mandates for months, but as coronavirus infections again rise, they are blaming the president for failing to end the health crisis.
The CDC got it wrong. It should have urged all adults to get covid-19 booster shots.
Second family becomes first to affix a mezuzah on executive home
The rise of white identity politics didn’t start with Trump explains Michael Tesler (very good)
The Rittenhouse Verdict Will Backfire on Republicans (only if Democrats make it an issue)
Dark Money Is Driving Today’s “Concerned Moms” Attacking Anti-Racism in Schools