Links 2/12/22

Links for you. Science:

High Rates of Rapid Antigen Test Positivity After 5 days of Isolation for COVID-19 (boostered people are more likely to shed virus ‘longer’ because they develop symptoms earlier. CDC policy doesn’t account for this)
Sounds of a healthy ocean can bring degraded marine ecosystems back to life
With CRISPR gene editing, unique treatments begin to take off for rare diseases
Protection by 4th dose of BNT162b2 against Omicron in Israel (unclear what the Biden administration plans on doing here)
Two underdog but game changing vaccines: NVX-CoV2373 (Novavax) and CORBEVAX (haven’t seen much in the way of data for either of these though…)
mRNA-1273 or mRNA-Omicron boost in vaccinated macaques elicits comparable B cell expansion, neutralizing antibodies and protection against Omicron

Other:

Is There a Market for Saving Local News?
Jeff Zucker Was the Most Craven TV Executive of the Trump Era
Leaked messages reveal New York Times’ aggressive anti-union strategy
Todd Gitlin, a Voice and Critic of the New Left, Dies at 79
‘He never stopped ripping things up’: Inside Trump’s relentless document destruction habits. Trump’s shredding of paper in the White House was far more widespread and indiscriminate than previously known and — despite multiple admonishments — extended throughout his presidency.
Hong Kong’s Covid-Zero Strategy Is on the Brink of Collapse
Those COVID tests the government sent you might not work. Cold weather could be to blame.
‘I am doing the devils work’ — Staff at Dem firm revolt over work for Sinema
That’s How It Works When You’re a Woman on the Internet. Aubrey Hirsch on harassment and existing as a woman online
Jeff Zucker’s legacy is defined by his promotion of Donald Trump
Someone grow a conscience?
Money is power
Data leak gives an inside look at neofascist Patriot Front: Clownish operations with military edge
Federal Judges Ask Lawyer Appearing Before Them To *REMOVE* Mask. Of course it was the Fifth Circuit.
The 1918 flu didn’t end in 1918. Here’s what its third year can teach us.
Iowa’s Child Care Debate Has Big Lessons For The Rest Of The Country
Making Waves. Professor Carolyn Chun has twice been denied tenure at the U.S. Naval Academy, and she believes the reason is bias. Now she says she is seeking justice.

How it feels to watch a friend lose themselves to covid conspiracy theories

The modern NFL didn’t have a Black head coach until 1989. Here’s his story.

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