Links 2/8/22

Links for you. Science:

Endemicity Is Meaningless. The coronavirus will be with us forever. But we still have no idea what happens next.
“The Last Refuge of Scoundrels”
‘Decoy’ Protein Works Against Multiple Coronavirus Variants in Early Study
What New York Dog Owners Should Know About Leptospirosis. The Health Department did not confirm reports of an outbreak of the bacterial disease linked to McCarren Park, but said it was working with the Parks Department to keep out the rats that spread the illness.
Pathogenomic analyses of Shigella isolates inform factors limiting shigellosis prevention and control across LMICs
A Shot in the Dark. Actually multiple shots, not all vaccines

Other:

We’re Not ‘Back to Normal’. And why acting as if we are is so detrimental to those who have been the most underserved during this pandemic. An interview with Dr. Julia Raifman. (excellent, must-read)
Covid Is Over
Cover it up.
Federalism is the source of fascism, American-style
Kawase Hasui, Evening in Beppu
Rents are up more than 30 percent in some cities, forcing millions to find another place to live. Rising rents are expected to be a driving force in inflation this year and have been an ongoing policy challenge for the Biden administration
Fellow journalists, I beg of you. Today, and in the days following, can we just say “A police officer shot and killed a person”?
‘The mother lode’: Cities and counties across America clamor for slice of new infrastructure funds
How the Method Made Acting Modern
Banks make billions in overdraft and other ‘junk fees.’ Biden officials want that to end.
The BLM Mystery: Where did the money go?
Ron DeSantis is following Trump’s white supremacy playbook
Stephen Breyer Made the Criminal Justice System Harsher, Crueler, and Less Just
Glenn Youngkin’s No-Guilt History of Virginia for Fragile White People
Why good messaging won’t save Democrats
Whoopi Goldberg isn’t the only one who doesn’t understand antisemitism. Of course the Holocaust was about race. But it’s no longer surprising that there’s some dispute about that.
Traffic Deaths Are Way Up. What’s Pete Buttigieg Going to Do About It?
Why many immigrants believe the ‘big lie’ — and will again
Crows Trade Cigarettes For Food
Academic Journal Claims it Fingerprints PDFs for ‘Ransomware,’ Not Surveillance
What if we’re in the middle — not the end — of the pandemic?
Mary Cheh Launches into Fact-Free Rant on Crime Following Van Ness Shooting
Little of the Paycheck Protection Program’s $800 Billion Protected Paychecks
D.C. bar that broke vaccine rules closed for health violations

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