Links 1/16/22

Links for you. Science:

High Infection Secondary Attack Rates of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 in Dutch Households Revealed by Dense Sampling (though minimal Delta, pre-Omicron)
Of Terms in Biology: The Polony Method
Spotted: A snowy owl at D.C.’s Union Station, where it’s eating pigeons and rats
Making Paxlovid
Infectious viral load in unvaccinated and vaccinated patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 WT, Delta and Omicron
How Bad Are Plastics, Really? They’re harmful to health, environment, and human rights—and now poised to dominate this century as an unchecked cause of climate change.

Other:

Manchin’s Coal Corruption Is So Much Worse Than You Knew
The Conservative Justices Are Ready to Bring Government to a Grinding Halt (no differences between the two parties something something)
Ted Cruz’s humiliation made headlines. But his colleagues’ cowardice is more worrying.
When life gives you a pandemic, make lemonade
TREATING COVID WITH URINE ISN’T CHRISTOPHER KEY’S FIRST SCAM
We Got This
A single district attorney in Georgia has the best case against Trump
Mild
Steve Bannon Is On to Something (the leftish wing of the Democratic Party has been saying this for years, but now that Young Ezra has blessed it…)
Teacher Shortages Will Linger When the Pandemic Wanes
Biden Team to Prod Covid Test Production Even After Demand Fades
Democratic Party Of Hawai’i Issues Warning To Blue Dog Ed Case
How 2020’s Heroes Became 2022’s Acceptable Casualties
DC Council Accountability Plan
More Kids and Overwhelmingly Black: New Records Show Concerning Trends in D.C. Gang Database
The Religious Case for Abortion Rights: Getting an abortion in Israel made me realize what Americans are getting wrong.
Book bans in schools are catching fire. Black authors say uproar isn’t about students.
It’s been a long, arduous week for Mass. teachers. Why won’t our state leaders apologize?
Water Quality Data Show Where Swimming Beaches Could Be On D.C. Rivers
Instead of More Support, Schools Have Upped Demands on Teachers During Pandemic
Personnel are policy

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