Links 2/17/22

Links for you. Science:

What Do Masks Do to Kids? (paging David Leonhardt…)
On the legacies of Ed Wilson and EO Wilson
Waning 2-Dose and 3-Dose Effectiveness of mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19–Associated Emergency Department and Urgent Care Encounters and Hospitalizations Among Adults During Periods of Delta and Omicron Variant Predominance — VISION Network, 10 States, August 2021–January 2022
Omicron Boosters and Original Antigenic Sin
Effectiveness of BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 Second Doses and Boosters for SARS-CoV-2 infection and SARS-CoV-2 Related Hospitalizations: A Statewide Report from the Minnesota Electronic Health Record Consortium
Paper used to support claims that ivermectin reduces COVID-19 hospitalizations is withdrawn by preprint server


The fight isn’t over whether America will be a democracy, but what kind of democracy
There Is Nothing Normal about One Million People Dead from COVID
It’s too soon to lift the school-mask mandate. A mask mandate lifted in the middle of winter, when schools have few options for shifting activities outdoors, could result in a reversal of the positive trajectory we are witnessing today and a widening of health inequities.
Jan. 6 rioter from Beverly Hills has second thoughts on her guilty plea
The bizarre voter-fraud hunt in a New Mexico county Trump won by 25 points (it’s the local level which shows just how bonkers Republicans are)
‘All-In On Downtown’: Officials Push To Reinvent D.C.’s Downtrodden Core
DeJoy thumbs nose at Biden’s climate push, orders fleet of gas-guzzling mail trucks
Rushing to reopen after omicron is repeating the mistake we’ve made again, and again, and …
Decoding Dickens’s Secret Notes to Himself, One Symbol at a Time
‘Highly suspect’: Unusual clusters of Miami voters switched to Republican, data show
Why Joe Rogan’s vaccine misinformation is so dangerous — and dangerously appealing to his audience
These pundits and pols say they’re ‘done with COVID.’ But COVID’s not done with us
With low COVID vaccine uptake, rural US bore brunt of Delta surge
America Still Isn’t Ready for the Next Pandemic
All the rumors are true, yeah. We can afford it!
How Manchin used politics to protect his family coal company
DPW’s Leadership Shuffle Underscores ‘Sleepy’ Operations (more executive branch failures of governance)
Lander held on to vaccine maker stock months into tenure. He ultimately sold the holdings within the allotted 90-day window. But ethics officials say it raises questions about his advocacy.
The D.C. Auditor Asks the Council: Is Anyone Over There Listening to Me?
What A Lifetime of Car Ownership Costs — And Who Pays
Republicans have ripped a hole in reality, and it threatens to suck us all in
Real Modern Monetary Theory Has Never Been Tried
Two Years On
No, that email from Equifax is not a scam. You are entitled to free credit monitoring for four years.

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