Links 2/2/22

All 2s, so links for youze! Science:

Astronomers discover mysterious pulsing object that may be new class of star
This Ancient Crab Had Unusually Huge Eyes
Antimicrobial resistance now causes more deaths than HIV/AIDS and malaria worldwide (paper here)
Effectiveness of mRNA-1273 against SARS-CoV-2 omicron and delta variants
Cash Aid to Poor Mothers Increases Brain Activity in Babies, Study Finds (not large effect, but harder for conservatives to argue this is a harmful policy)
The Fallacy of “Mild” Omicron

Other:

I Am Embarrassed for the Supreme Court (excellent)
No, vigilante militias are not authorized by the Constitution, and Congress should outlaw them (excellent)
COVID-19: endemic doesn’t mean harmless (though it’s unclear if this is misunderstanding or an unwillingness to state a tolerance of rampant illness)
What Does It Mean to Be ‘Done With Covid’?
Biden’s Pandemic Fight: Inside the Setbacks of the First Year
A vaccine scientist’s discredited claims have bolstered a movement of misinformation
Virginia Schools Are Melting Down. In his first week on the job, Gov. Glenn Youngkin created a crisis.
The GOP’s anti-vaccine mandate push is seeping into other vaccines — and schools
Glenn Youngkin just showed us why he’s already going full Trumpist on schools
Liberty Tower (1931), Dayton, OH
Living With Covid
The presidency has changed. Biden needs to adapt.
Who Gets to Be an Expert on Student Loans?
The Anti-vaccine Right Brought Human Sacrifice to America
How to get a new vaccine card in the DMV D.C. metro area
Attack of the Right-Wing Thought Police
We’re already seeing what a mistake Virginia’s voters made
Trouble enforcing mask policy leads Denver children’s museum to close for 10 days
PCR covid tests are not very useful. Focus on rapid antigen tests instead.
The spectacular risk of cryptocurrency investing
Glenn Youngkin didn’t mind if some kids got an anti-racist education: His own
Tucker Carlson airs his most dishonest and dangerous pandemic segment yet
Why Fox Went All-In On Killing Their Viewers
The empty promise of instant delivery

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