Links 11/28/21

Links for you. Science:

Florida tops 1,000 manatee deaths in grim single-year record
Paxlovid is NOT “#Pfizermectin”
Cuba’s bet on home-grown COVID vaccines is paying off. Preprint data show that a three-dose combo of Soberana jabs has 92.4% efficacy in clinical trials. (preprint here)
Could a good night’s sleep improve COVID-19 vaccine efficacy?
Variation in COVID-19 Mortality in the US by Race and Ethnicity and Educational Attainment

Other:

South Africa delays COVID vaccine deliveries as inoculations slow (relevant re Omicron)
We’re a Small Arkansas Newspaper. Why Is the State Making Us Sign a Pledge About Israel?
‘Let’s get a little ugly’: North Carolina lieutenant governor says straight couples ‘superior’ to gay couples
It’s time for a history lesson — one that doesn’t leave out America’s native people
Why Donald Trump exalts Kyle Rittenhouse: Nothing gets the base going like violence
As Covid Infections Spread, Nursing Homes Lag Behind on the Rollout for Booster Shots
Special Ed Department at East Chapel Hill High in Turmoil After Educator Complaints (completely cryptic title, but “Parker said he has been pushed in and out of his regular classroom after one parent requested that their child doesn’t work with African American males.”)
The Housing Proposal That’s Quietly Tearing Apart Atlanta
Rough and Unready: When the pandemic hit, governmental assistance was a damn mess
How Dems Saved the Economy
What The People Want
Thanks to COVID-19, the future could be full of fire, explosions, and really, really bad food (and long COVID)
Macho Macho Men
Southern states fall behind in vaccinating kids as pediatric infections climb
‘Data tax’ could be next blow to Chinese tech giants (and if China makes it work, will other countries adopt it?)
Hanukkah’s darker origins feel more relevant in time of rising antisemitism, intense interest in identity
Attempted breach of Ohio county election network draws FBI and state scrutiny (by the people who claim fraud…)
A historian of white power reacts to the Rittenhouse verdict: ‘a bonanza for the far-right’
One Target store. One huge spike in shoplifting reports. What does it mean for San Francisco?
With hundreds of nominees to confirm, the Senate doesn’t deserve Thanksgiving break
My kitty can’t stop watching this German cat commercial
The GOP Dark Money Group Giving Big to White Supremacists
Former Trump Adviser Steve Cortes Out at Newsmax

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