Links 12/30/21

Links for you. Science:

Pfizer antiviral pills may be risky with other medications
Extensively Drug-Resistant Carbapenemase-Producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Medical Tourism from the United States to Mexico, 2018–2019
Cognitive deficits in people who have recovered from COVID-19
Neutralizing Antibody Response to Pseudotype SARS-CoV-2 Differs between mRNA-1273 and BNT162b2 COVID-19 Vaccines and by History of SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Intranasal inhibitor blocks omicron and other variants of SARS-CoV-2
Investigation of a SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.529 (Omicron) Variant Cluster — Nebraska, November–December 2021

Other:

Omicron Is Our Past Pandemic Mistakes on Fast-Forward
Healthy, boosted people unlikely to develop severe omicron infections, but jury’s out on older, at-risk populations
“the suspect then brandished a crossbow and pointed it in the direction of the employee”
Hong Kong is clinging to ‘zero covid’ and extreme quarantine. Talent is leaving in droves.
As Traffic Roars Back, Neighborhoods Outside Manhattan Feel the Pain
A more accurate portrayal of the CDC in zombie movies (rank-and-file CDC employees don’t deserve the grief they’re getting, but this is funny)
RIP Harry Reid
A downtown full of delivery warehouses? ‘Dark stores’ are coming to Boston
Can the real lessons of Virginia rescue the Democrats in 2022? It’s definitely worth trying
2021’s most despicable villains: Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema
Some Covid masks are better than others. I know – I’m the Mask Nerd
Man “harboring extremist views” (actually completely standard Republican views) murders five people in Denver
The Political Life of Dr. Oz: His campaign to be the next Republican senator from Pennsylvania is facing one major problem: Republicans in Pennsylvania.
Test positive using a home COVID test kit? Let your local health department know. It’s important
D.C.’s Rapid Test Distribution Is Helping Residents Self Test Amid COVID Surge
They Were the Pandemic’s Perfect Victims
The One Thing Biden Is Doing Exceptionally Well. He is getting judges confirmed at a record pace, and his selections have been incredible.
A covid-fighting tool is buried in your phone. Turn it on.
COVID Test Shortage Forces Chicagoans To ‘Hell-Hole’ Pop-Up Sites With Unmasked Workers, Missing Results
What A ‘Mild-To-Moderate’ Omicron Case Feels Like

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