Links 12/24/21

Links for you. Science:

Mask Effectiveness for Preventing Secondary Cases of COVID-19, Johnson County, Iowa, USA
Omicron Infections Seem to Be Milder, Three Research Teams Report
Reconsidering the role of alcohol in the scientific workplace
Unraveling the Mysterious Traditions Within Chavín de Huántar
Alligator-Sized Millipede Fossil Found on English Beach
Variation by Race in Antibiotics Prescribed for Hospitalized Patients With Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

Other:

Redistricting is Going Surprisingly Well for Democrats
The Biden Administration Rejected an October Proposal for “Free Rapid Tests for the Holidays”
Joe Manchin for President. Lyndon B. Johnson, a giant of American politics, recognized a political opportunity and reoriented. Manchin would rather be the man riding the bomb to the ground.
This Scientist Created a Rapid Test Just Weeks Into the Pandemic. Here’s Why You Still Can’t Get It. Irene Bosch developed a quick, inexpensive COVID-19 test in early 2020. The Harvard-trained scientist already had a factory set up. But she was stymied by an FDA process experts say made no sense.
For mainstream liberals in rural America, daily life involves dealing with far-right intimidation
Why America’s Military Leaders Need to be Purged
It’s Time to Send Every American Free At-Home COVID Tests
Omicron May Double Risk of Getting Infected on Planes, IATA Says
With omicron, you need a mask that means business
We’re About to Lose Track of the Pandemic
Sickening Decisions: A new congressional report shows how Donald Trump sabotaged the country’s early response to COVID.
Let’s Go Manchin: Thus far, Democrats have been unwilling to do anything to punish the West Virginia senator—that has to change
Wu says hateful comments have flooded her office since announcing new vaccine regulations
D.C. Joins Other Large Cities, Will Require Vaccination for Indoor Dining
Virus surges in New York City’s homeless shelters.
Holiday Cheer
“They’re literally making us sick”: Pharmacy workers describe conditions that sparked US walkouts
As Omicron variant spreads, New England hospitals are under unprecedented strain
What would it cost to end the pandemic?
Merrick Garland Needs to Speak Up

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