Links 1/17/22

Links for you. Science:

A Naturalist Stumbled on an Ichthyosaur Skeleton, the Largest in U.K. History
Can You Get the Flu and Covid at the Same Time? Yes, you can get “flurona.” But it’s probably not as bad as it sounds.
Scientists Pull Animal DNA Out of Thin Air
PixR, a Novel Activator of Conjugative Transfer of IncX4 Resistance Plasmids, Mitigates the Fitness Cost of mcr-1 Carriage in Escherichia coli
Screening for SARS-CoV-2 persistence in Long COVID patients using sniffer dogs and scents from axillary sweats samples (WHO IS A VERY GOOD BOY?)
Outcomes of laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection in the Omicron-driven fourth wave compared with previous waves in the Western Cape Province, South Africa


The D.C. region’s snow is melting. Trash, mail and power problems remain.
Montgomery Co. health officials to present vaccine ‘passport’ proposal to council
Why taking down Ron Johnson would be a tremendous victory for Democrats
Vaccine Mandates Have a Bad Day at the Supreme Court (no difference between the two parties tho something something)
Australia should send Novak Djokovic home
The Restaurant Industry Has Always Treated Sick Workers With No Remorse. Will anything change because of Omicron?
No, Republicans aren’t hammering Democrats in redistricting. They’re doing something worse.
Calls for Paid Leave Grow as Workers Face ‘Vicious Cycle’: Their Jobs or Covid Safety
Email spam is breaking through again. Here’s what you can do to minimize it
Montgomery County Council May Implement Vaccine Mandate To Enter Some Businesses
Alabama’s capitol is a crime scene. The cover-up has lasted 120 years.
How the Left Alienates Jews. Jewish voices are too often excluded from precisely the conversations they should be leading.
Locals Who’ve Enforced Vaccine Policies Detail What Workers Can Expect Come Saturday
Stock Trade Ban Gains Steam Despite Pelosi’s ‘Mind-Boggling’ Resistance
Mocking anti-vaxxers’ COVID deaths is ghoulish, yes — but may be necessary
Web3 had better not be Transaction Cost Hell
A DC law could put cash back in the pocket of commuters who turn down parking benefits
The latest ‘Partygate’ revelations may prove too much even for the great escapologist Boris Johnson
A Simple Plan to Solve All of America’s Problems: The U.S. doesn’t have enough COVID tests—or houses, immigrants, physicians, or solar panels. We need an abundance agenda. (fine if it happens, but conservatives are all about racial grievance so how does this get passed?)
Conservatives push for boycott of GOP club over DC vaccine mandate (WATBs)
‘A Menace to Public Health’: Doctors Demand Spotify Puts an End to Covid Lies on ‘Joe Rogan Experience’
Are Maryland hospitals overflowing? Official data and ground reports seem to differ.

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