Links 2/10/22

Links for you. Science:

T cell responses to SARS-CoV-2 spike cross-recognize Omicron
CDC to unveil its latest weapon in Covid-19 detection: wastewater (only percent change data though, no absolute values…)
Should We Go All In on Omicron Vaccines?
Vaccines Elicit Highly Conserved Cellular Immunity to SARS-CoV-2 Omicron
The Covid Vaccine We Need Now May Not Be a Shot
Covid sufferers become infectious quicker than first thought, study shows. Findings follow the first trial in which volunteers were deliberately infected with virus

Other:

Why Wishful Thinking on Covid Remains As Dangerous as Ever (“We’ve entered a new phase in the Covid-19 pandemic, which we can call bipartisan, unilateral surrender.”)
Mayoral Candidate Robert White Wants D.C. To Take Violence Interruption More Seriously
School Daze: The pandemic has burdened teachers like never before, and many don’t know how much longer they can take it.
Lawsuit Challenges Youngkin Masking Order Under Federal Disability Rights Law
Let’s Bring the Supreme Court Back Down to Earth
Centrism Can Never Be Failed
How a decades-old database became a hugely profitable dossier on the health of 270 million Americans
Nuclear Power Is Clean, Safe and Cheap. We Need It to Stop Global Heating
‘The First Thing You Need to Know About Boris Johnson Is He’s a Liar’ (very good; video)
America’s covid job-saving programme gave most of its cash to the rich
The Fallacy of Representation
Why Marlon Brando’s Streetcar Co-Stars Couldn’t Stand Him
North Korea Hacked Him. So He Took Down Its Internet
A Moment of Excruciating Anticipation in Kyiv
Yoshida Hiroshi, Yomei Gate, 1937
Memo circulated among Trump allies advocated using NSA data in attempt to prove stolen election. The proposal to seize and analyze ‘NSA unprocessed raw signals data’ raises legal and ethical concerns that set it apart from other attempts that have come to light
Biden officials push to hold up $11.3 billion USPS truck contract, citing climate damage (WHY DOES DEJOY STILL HAVE HIS JOB?)
Amid Masking Debate, Youngkin Touts Tax Cuts In Visit To Alexandria Grocery Store (“Governor, where’s your mask?…Look around you, Governor, you’re in Alexandria. Read the room, buddy.”)
We Were Warned About the Ports. A 2015 federal report predicted the entire slowdown that’s come to pass.
Beatty and Gottheimer Funnel Private Equity Donations Through Pop-up Committee
‘30-50 feral hogs’ guy feels vindicated after reports of California being overrun by pigs go viral
The day a vice president accused ‘several million’ Americans of being fascists
Omicron “Couldn’t Be Controlled”
The Answers Issue 2022: Once again, we’ve arrived at the Answers Issue, our annual attempt to figure out the conundrums that vex Washingtonians.

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