Links 1/7/22

Links for you. Science:

Most people are still wearing cloth masks. Here’s why that’s a problem with omicron
Emerging Data Raise Questions About Antigen Tests and Nasal Swabs (preprint here)
Hedgehogs Are a Source of Drug-Resistant Bacteria, Study Finds (paper here)
Vaccine Hesitancy in Parents: Role of Social Networks, Social Media, and Parental Autonomy
How effective are COVID-19 vaccines against omicron?
For elite footballers, the effects of covid-19 linger for months. Long after infection, players play fewer minutes and complete fewer passes

Other:

The Ticking Bomb of Crypto Fascism. The crypto market’s inevitable crash will pull America’s politics in an even scarier direction. (could be…)
We’re All Tired of This Pandemic—and Some of Us Are Sick (excellent)
‘Dark money’ GOP group pours $1 million into convincing Manchin to support keeping filibuster
Leaders hope if they pretend omicron isn’t happening, schools will magically stay staffed and safe
Another Far-Right Group Is Scrutinized About Its Efforts to Aid Trump
Why Won’t These Retiring Republican Senators Support a Voting Rights Bill?
Right wing brain worms are a real thing
Yet another ‘Patriot’ paramilitary group may have played a key ‘insider’ role in Jan. 6 insurrection
Even Walmart Is Worse in the Metaverse
Close the schools: In-person instruction right now isn’t just dangerous, it’s impossible
Suburban Chicago McMansions Follow a Dark Logic Even I Do Not Understand
The paranoid style mainstreamed
Silver’s gold, an ongoing series
They resigned in protest over Jan. 6 — then never went after Trump again
Howard University and at least 6 other HBCUs receive bomb threats, triggering evacuations and lockdowns
Trump Isn’t the Only One to Blame for the Capitol Riot
D.C. students will get free pads and tampons in school bathrooms
The Real Tragedy of Jan. 6 Is That It’s Still Not Over
‘I didn’t think I was going to go home that day’: Congressional staffers recall the lingering trauma of the Jan. 6 attack (I want to know what happened to the panic buttons)
Epiphanies
Jan. 6 committee keeps dragging Fox News

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