Links 1/9/22

Links for you. Science:

Superior immunity that allows neutralization of all SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern develops in COVID-19 convalescents and naïve individuals after three vaccinations (no longer term data on Omicron though)
Israeli study reports fivefold jump in antibodies with 4th Pfizer vaccine shot
Dogs can differentiate between familiar and unfamiliar human languages
Association between vaccination status and reported incidence of post-acute COVID-19 symptoms in Israel: a cross-sectional study of patients infected between March 2020 and November 2021 (the good news is vaccination cuts long COVID symptoms significantly, the bad news is that’s still a few percent of infected people; no distinction made between two and three doses)
Should I Just Get Omicron Over With? (bad title, good summary of what we know)
Risk for Newly Diagnosed Diabetes >30 Days After SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Persons Aged <18 years — United States, March 1, 2020–June 28, 2021

Other:

We’re Supposed To Get Flu Shots Every Year (excellent)
Sidney Poitier, first Black man to win Oscar for best actor, dies at 94
How to fix the American system without amending the Constitution
For CDC’s Walensky, a Steep Learning Curve on Messaging (it’s not ‘messaging’, it’s having to cover for Zients’ failure)
Let that be your last battlefield
THE TORCH HAS BEEN PASSED
D.C. Officials Ask Residents To Avoid Strained Hospitals For COVID-19 Testing, Mild Infections
Judge blocks COVID vaccine mandate for Head Start program (no difference between the two parties though…)
Abolish the Senate: The upper chamber has become the world’s greatest obstructive body
Joe Biden Vowed to Fix America. What the Hell Is the Problem?
Omicron Isn’t Mild for the Health-Care System
Surprise: Democrats dodged a gerrymandering fiasco. A top analyst explains why.
Can Democrats make protecting democracy matter in 2022? This candidate says yes.
America’s Near-Death Day: What would have happened if Mike Pence had said yes?
Youngkin Picks Trump EPA Boss Andrew Wheeler For Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources (but CRT something something)
The Lost Girls of Covid
What Happened to the Novavax Vaccine?
Militia groups were hiding in plain sight on Jan. 6. They’re still dangerous.
Walmart halves paid leave for COVID-positive workers
Spinning Their Wheels in the U.S. Senate. A debate on voting rights seems destined to irrelevance, as the Biden agenda remains stalled out.
A Note of Reassurance from Your School District Regarding Our Updated Omicron Policies

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