Links 1/27/22

Links for you. Science:

How does Omicron spread so fast? A high viral load isn’t the answer
Silicon Valley’s New Obsession. A group of tech founders, crypto billionaires, and star scientists is launching a fleet of science labs.
COVID-19 vaccination does not reduce chances of conception, study suggests
Neutralization and Stability of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant
Effectiveness of a Third Dose of mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19–Associated Emergency Department and Urgent Care Encounters and Hospitalizations Among Adults During Periods of Delta and Omicron Variant Predominance — VISION Network, 10 States, August 2021–January 2022
Association Between 3 Doses of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine and Symptomatic Infection Caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron and Delta Variants


The myth that Jews are all-powerful is the biggest threat to Jewish lives
Why most of us should be wearing N95 masks. The short answer: Because they’re the most protective, and they’re finally widely available.
We Won’t Beat Ron Johnson With Another Entitled Multimillionaire Who Just Isn’t As Bad (the end part about counties that had more Sanders votes in the 2020 primary than Trump votes in the general is interesting)
Can the U.S. Build Big Again?
Families Are Going Rogue With Rapid Tests
We’re used to stress in the ER. But omicron has made our jobs impossible.
It’s a Terrible Idea to Deny Medical Care to Unvaccinated People
Biden Administration’s Rapid-Test Rollout Doesn’t Easily Reach Those Who Need It Most
D.C. Government Employees Don’t Have Paid Medical Leave. Lawmakers Want To Change That
Carhartt said vaccination remains mandatory for employees. A conservative backlash followed.
How A Serbian Scientist Helped Inspire The Oath Keepers To March On The Capitol
DeSantis suggests vaccines hurt fertility. A study indicates otherwise — but says catching coronavirus might.
Stop blaming the left for Biden’s problems
‘See y’all on Monday’: Anti-masker mom threatens to bring loaded gun to school over mask policy
‘In shock’: Public servants celebrate as loan forgiveness program finally starts working
Can You Force the Suburbs to Build Apartments? Massachusetts Is Trying.
Is Ginni Thomas a Threat to the Supreme Court?
There is a new champion in the ‘what if the left did it’ competition
The Billionaire Side Hustle That Inequality Created
L.A. Just Ran (and Ended) the Biggest Free-Transit Experiment in the U.S.
DFP COVID-19 Response Tracking Poll
‘If I Die, I Die’: Meat Loaf Spurned COVID Rules Before Death (he would do anything, but he won’t do that…)
What If We Multiply A Much Larger Number By A Slightly Smaller Number (“…wealthy work-from-home pundits, pissed off about mask wearing at Whole Foods, for who the fuck knows what reason, decided the real enemy was people who worried a bit more about the impact of a serious disease on their lives than they had to. And, as always, decided this was the opinion of AMERICA despite what the polls said.”)
Council Approves Greater COVID Protections for Public Schools
What 2020’s pro-Trump phony electors means for 2024

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