Links 12/2/21

Links for you. Science:

The Omicron Variant Is a Mystery. Here’s How Science Will Solve It
Why It Could Take ‘Two Weeks’ To Learn If Omicron Impacts COVID-19 Vaccines
Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater at Residential College, Maine, USA, August–November 2020
A survey of biomedical journals to detect editorial bias and nepotistic behavior
Generation and transmission of inter-lineage recombinants in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic
COVID: First signs that vaccine protects against Omicron – health minister (very small sample sizes though, might not hold up)


Dems’ paid leave push faces last stand: The majority party wants the benefit included in their party-line spending plan. Sen. Joe Manchin wants to go a different route. (Manchin is an asshole)
We can prevail over Omicron. We just need to use the tools we have
Red States Are Now Paying Unemployment Benefits to Anti-Vaxxers Who Quit Their Jobs
Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey Are Dead Precedents Walking
Donald Duck Quacks Again as Chile Elects a New President
Of Course the Supreme Court Is ‘Political.’ That’s Why Conservatives Worked So Hard to Take Control of It.
Counterfeit Covid Masks Are Still Sold Everywhere, Despite Misleading Claims
This Thanksgiving, I’m Grateful for a President Who Believes in Science
Sabel Harris challenging Brianne Nadeau for D.C. Council seat (the Council’s response to COVID has been mediocre at best. Every member should have a challenger)
How the GOP threatens harm to red state residents, as revealed in a new study
Where Is Peng Shuai? And What Is the IOC Going to Do About It?
Please Don’t Elect Dr. Oz—He’s a Disgrace to Our Profession (this is far too kind to Oz)
The Republicans Have Become the Party of Organized Violence
It’s Time to Reimagine the Future of Cyberpunk
How Democrats misunderstand Biden’s bully pulpit

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