Links 2/9/22

Links for you. Science:

Covid-19 Deaths Are Not Over Counted
Omicron-specific mRNA vaccine induced potent neutralizing antibody against Omicron but not other SARS-CoV-2 variants
Phylogenomics of SARS-CoV-2 in Emergency Shelters for People Experiencing Homelessness
The Karikó problem: Lessons for funding basic research
Appearance of synthetic vector-associated antibiotic resistance genes in next-generation sequences
On the Need for New Measures of Phylogenomic Support

Other:

No, Democrats and Republicans Aren’t Equally Anti-Democratic (excellent)
Are we in an “endemic” moment? (excellent)
I Don’t Like This At All
Austria’s sweeping Covid vaccine mandate is becoming law.
Why are Democrats struggling with working-class voters? Don’t blame ‘wokeness.’
Whoopi Goldberg’s American Idea of Race. The “racial” distinctions between master and slave may be more familiar to Americans, but they were and are no more real than those between Gentile and Jew.
South African scientists copy Moderna’s COVID vaccine
Inside Mississippi’s only class on critical race theory
Michelle Childs’s Punitive Criminal Justice Rulings Were Repeatedly Overturned (any nominee liked by Lindsay Graham will be bad)
Boosted People Are Dying
Researchers are asking why some countries were better prepared for covid. One surprising answer: Trust.
Democratic challengers seek traction in race to unseat D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser
Ron DeSantis ignores racist history of urban planning
LET’S NOT BICKER AND ARGUE ABOUT WHO KILLED WHO
Why Was Phil Mendelson So Opposed to a Massive Street Light Contract? Here’s One Theory.
NYC Health Workers Discouraged Pregnant Women From Getting COVID Vaccines, Defying Guidance
Who’s The Boss
They never thought they’d see a Black president, or another assault on voting rights
The Marxist Who Antagonizes Liberals and the Left
What Biden’s Message Should Be
COVID Surge Illustrates Urgent Need for Paid Leave
Biden Moves To Block Student Debt Victory
Center For American Progress Staffers Threaten To Strike Amid Contract Fight

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