Links 12/5/21

Links for you. Science:

Many Severe Covid-19 Survivors Go on to Die Within a Year, Study Finds
Early Immunogenicity and safety of the third dose of BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 vaccine among adults older than 60 years; real world experience
Omicron outbreak at Norway Christmas party is biggest outside S. Africa -authorities
Six different COVID-19 boosters induce variable immune response
Tremors and “internal vibrations”: Long Covid patients are reporting Parkinson’s-like symptoms (manuscript here)
These whales are so decimated that a single birth was cheered by scientists

Other:

The media treats Biden as badly as — or worse than — Trump. Here’s proof.
Utah Makes Welfare So Hard to Get, Some Feel They Must Join the LDS Church to Get Aid: Utah’s safety net for the poor is so intertwined with the LDS Church that individual bishops often decide who receives assistance. Some deny help unless a person goes to services or gets baptized.
Biden nearly ended the drone war, and nobody noticed. Why is the White House so silent about this significant achievement?
Voting rights advocates frustrated by ‘same-old, same-old’ meeting with White House. Participants lament apparent lack of strategy from Biden to address filibuster and get voting rights bills passed (we will fight for YOOOOUUUUUU!!!)
Hackers Are Spamming Businesses’ Receipt Printers With ‘Antiwork’ Manifestos
How Manchin and Sinema’s status as Senate holdouts is proving lucrative
The bombshell about Trump testing positive also implicates the Trump family
Governor SuperSpreader Now Claims Florida Needs Its Own Army
Twitter’s New Privacy Policy Is Making It Harder to Spread Warnings About Online Fascists
Maryland announces first three cases of omicron variant in the greater Washington region (“Silverman asked what numerical metrics would signal that the city needs a mask requirement again, and Ashley said he could not answer.” Utter failure of governance by the Bowser administration)
‘Magic dirt’: How the internet fueled, and defeated, the pandemic’s weirdest MLM
Democracy isn’t ‘backsliding.’ Equality is. Equality has been presumed in the word ‘democracy’ since the postwar era. We may not be able to presume that much longer.
Even if the U.S. did support mothers — and it doesn’t — there will always be a need for abortion
Lies, Damn Lies and ‘Self-Censorship’ Statistics. Are students increasingly reluctant to express their views? Or do we live in a society?
Built to Lie: A new book about the Boeing 737 MAX disaster exposes the company’s allergy to the truth.
Jack, You’re Doing Amazing Sweetie. Critics say the ex-head of Twitter hasn’t hired enough nonprofit professionals, so his charity has been driven by arbitrary personal whims. Maybe there is a bigger problem here.
Did Trans Activists Doxx J.K. Rowling? Yes but also kind of no
Stanley McChrystal Accidentally Reveals the Dishonesty of U.S. Generals
Time to Pull the Plug on Cable News
Let’s Talk About Screen Time
A Progressive Civil War Threatens The Left’s Power In Rhode Island
The costly toll of dead-end drug arrests

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