Links 12/11/21

Links for you. Science:

How vaccines reduce long COVID
BNT162b2 Vaccine Booster and Mortality Due to Covid-19
Women Scientists Described A Culture Of Sexual Misconduct At The Smithsonian’s Tropical Research Institute
The Coronavirus Attacks Fat Tissue, Scientists Find: The research may help explain why people who are overweight and obese have been at higher risk of severe illness and death from Covid.
8 things US pandemic communicators still get wrong (point #3 is important; point #8 is overblown)
Bamlanivimab Treatment Leads to Rapid Selection of Immune Escape Variant Carrying the E484K Mutation in a B.1.1.7-Infected and Immunosuppressed Patient


Missouri schools are shutting down steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 under threat from state AG (schools can’t even send home infected students. This is a crime)
The Year America Lost Its Democracy
This is the most underrated technique to fight the pandemic (good point about the flu)
Why U.S. Infrastructure Costs So Much
Workers Are Using ‘Mouse Movers’ So They Can Use the Bathroom in Peace (but why, oh why, are people quitting their jobs?)
Mark Meadows Provided the January 6 Committee With a Truly Insane Document
Georgia Republicans purge Black Democrats from county election boards
‘The Jewish-Palestinian Conflict’ Is Not a Phrase You Want to Hear From a Supreme Court Justice
Hillary Clinton Announces MasterClass in Losing to Donald Trump
As Omicron Spreads, Jerome Powell Is in the Hot Seat
Don’t look away from 800,000 dead from COVID-19. If 100,000 dead from the coronavirus was “incalculable,” how then to describe another 700,000 Americans gone?
How To Compare Incomes Across Countries (“Judging by the toilet situation, we [the U.S.] must be a pretty poor country.”)
The Prosecution Is Fumbling Its Case Against Ghislaine Maxwell
Where Are The Celestial Hall Monitors
UF researchers felt pressure to destroy COVID-19 data, faculty report says
Nursing home residents more likely to die of Covid if staff is unvaccinated: Researchers found a link between low vaccination rates among caregivers and Covid deaths among residents. “Where is the national outrage?” one expert asked.
Amy Coney Barrett Was Speaking In Anti-Abortion Code. Here’s What She Really Meant.
Missouri Attorney General Loves Covid
Fight Club
Military Spending Should Get the Exact Same Scrutiny That the Build Back Better Bill Gets
Biden health team ruled out free Covid tests for all over cost, logistics: “It’s like they want to appear like they’re doing something, but aren’t as concerned about actual impact,” said Celine Gounder, an infectious disease specialist.
Democrats Could Have Gerrymandered Away a GOP Seat. Why Didn’t They? In Maryland, Democrats had the chance to go for the jugular. Here’s what happened instead.
Kanye West publicist pressed Georgia election worker to confess to bogus fraud charges

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