Links 2/21/22

Links for you. Science:

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on scientific research in the life sciences
Sequencing SARS-CoV-2 from antigen tests
Effectiveness of Maternal Vaccination with mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine During Pregnancy Against COVID-19–Associated Hospitalization in Infants Aged <6 Months — 17 States, July 2021–January 2022
Hospitalizations of Children and Adolescents with Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 — COVID-NET, 14 States, July 2021–January 2022
Future-proofing and maximizing the utility of metadata: The PHA4GE SARS-CoV-2 contextual data specification package
Tip of the iceberg: erectile dysfunction and COVID-19 (also see this)


The Millions of People Stuck in Pandemic Limbo. What does society owe immunocompromised people? (excellent)
How To Keep Enforcers Like Police, Military And Spies Under Control (very good)
D.C. Council Could Take Up Emergency Bill To Reinstate COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
Is there new evidence of Jewish Temple treasures in the Vatican? There are several people alive that can personally attest to being eyewitnesses of the Vatican possessing Temple vessels, including the Menorah candelabra.
Novak Djokovic Is an Avatar for Big Baby Time. Most people have accepted their responsibility as adults to protect themselves and help us move forward as a collective. But we have to spend a lot of our time politely listening to silly bullshit about vaccines.
USA Suicidology Update, 2020-2021: Contrary to the moral panic, 2020-2021 suicide rates did NOT increase.
Why One-Way Masking Isn’t a Very Good Public Health Solution
The Joe Rogan Controversy Has a Deeper Cause
We fought the COVID and the COVID won
How the ‘Battle of Billings Bridge’ attracted hundreds of volunteers, trapped convoy for hours
Abortion rights proposed for Maryland Constitution
Deaths Of People Experiencing Homelessness In D.C. Dropped In 2021 After Multi-Year Rise (giving some of them housing helps, oddly enough…)
D.C. mayor’s WhatsApp dodge: App sparks records concerns
Direct Care Work Is One Of The Lowest Paying Jobs. These D.C. Groups Are Trying To Change That
The Green Team is Warming Up to Sabel Harris. But How Different Would She Be From Brianne Nadeau? (anyone supported by the Green Team should be an automatic nope)
Under-built and over-parked: A proposed Brookland development ignores the city’s goals
Art Spiegelman Loses His Glasses: As the latest fight over Maus erupts, its artist-creator searches for his spectacles.
Can Alaska save democracy?
In Amazon’s shadow, neighbors are dueling over housing density
Pedestrian Deaths Spike in U.S. as Reckless Driving Surges
This Is the Face Behind the Mask Protests, in Canada and Beyond
How strip malls could help solve the housing shortage. There’s a lot of space for apartments above the commercial real estate on main suburban streets.
On Building Optimism: The need for hope in the future of our built environment
COVID-19 Is Over (If You’re Rich). How the wealthy have learned to live with the pandemic

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