Links 12/13/21


A decade without data: Eating disorder researchers say a gap in CDC survey has left them flying blind
Sciencing while brown
Real-Time Investigation of a Large Nosocomial Influenza A Outbreak Informed by Genomic Epidemiology
B.1.1.529 escapes the majority of SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies of diverse epitopes
Omicron: Three vaccine doses key for protection against variant
Friendly, foul-mouthed crow befriends entire Oregon elementary school before state police are called in


Arizona students stage hunger strike to urge Sinema to support voting reform (though Manic Pixie Dream Senator is a narcissist, so she’ll probably convince herself she’s the victim)
Hundreds of people are fired, online learning set to return amid vaccine resistance at nation’s second-largest school district (good, we need more FAFO, and it’s also one percent of employees who were fired)
Why the Biden Presidency Feels Like Such a Disappointment (very good)
Why Can’t America Get Rapid Tests Right? In Colorado, we get them for free. The country should follow our lead.
As scientists race to understand the omicron variant, misinformation has already sprinted ahead
“Don’t speak ill of the dead” is anti-journalism
Bookstores are dying. Barnes & Noble’s pricing policy may help explain why.
The Procedure Fetish (when libertarians are useful)
Wright brothers vs. Smithsonian: the bitter feud over who invented the airplane
Why We Need to Address Scam Culture
NYT Hypes Coal Industry Line About Job Loss Due to Climate Change Measures
Newsom Calls for Gun Legislation Modeled on the Texas Abortion Law
The Great (Fake) Child-Sex-Trafficking Epidemic
I’m an E.R. Doctor in Michigan, Where Unvaccinated People Are Filling Hospital Beds
Elon Musk’s growing empire is fueled by $4.9 billion in government subsidies
Why I’ve Lost Respect For My Republican Friends
Understanding Tucker Carlson: The only plausible explanation for his descent into racism and absurdity is that he plans to run for president.
The Elephant In The Room: Rick Perlstein On The Evolution Of The American Conservative Movement
Losing a Street Fight to Elon Musk: I’m not saying this is the reason you can play video games while driving a Tesla, I’m just saying this is one reason a sociopath might allow you to play video games while driving a Tesla
Democrats just proved they can get around the filibuster — when they want to
Insulin Prices Could Be In For A Pretty Big Change If Democrats Get Their Way
COVID tests for all

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