Links 2/25/22

Links for you. Science:

The Nearly Extinct Polio Virus Just Resurfaced in Africa. A recently discovered case in Malawi is the first seen on the continent in over five years, though it appears to have been imported.
The Legend of the Wartime Placebo: The origin story of the mind-over-matter placebo effect is a fascinating tale. There is no evidence it ever happened.
Study finds elk are too smart for their own good, and the good of Utah
New Evidence Revives Old Questions About E.O. Wilson and Race
Coronaviruses are ‘clever’: Evolutionary scenarios for the future of SARS-CoV-2
A centimeter-long bacterium with DNA compartmentalized in membrane-bound organelles


‘A very toxic environment’: Virginia students navigate ugly mask battle (important)
The C.D.C. Isn’t Publishing Large Portions of the Covid Data It Collects. The agency has withheld critical data on boosters, hospitalizations and, until recently, wastewater analyses.
Our Causes Are Not The Same (”
Employers take note: Most remote workers don’t want to go back to the office
The Age of Anti-Ambition. When 25 million people leave their jobs, it’s about more than just burnout.
Democrats Helped Build The Social Safety Net. Why Are Many Now Against Expanding It?
3.7 million children fell into poverty last month so that Joe Manchin could preen from the stern of his yacht about “out of control spending”
Navajo Nation upholds masking as New Mexico lifts its mandate
Omicron Revived a Heartbreaking Pandemic Measure in NICUs. With cases rising, more parents were having to isolate from their vulnerable newborns.
We Will Never Get “Back to Normal”
Follow the Money Behind Senator Pat Toomey and His Boycott of the Vote on Fed Nominees
College faculty are fighting back against state bills on critical race theory
Senate Republicans Unveil Tactic to Potentially Block All Biden Nominees
After the pandemic, long covid may unleash a tidal wave of health troubles
Pandemics end when people no longer care
A century ago, Mississippi’s Senate voted to send all the state’s Black people to Africa
Demonstrators in Copley Square support Boston library staff confronted in children’s room by patrons who refuse to wear masks
Maryland bill would allow people convicted of felonies to serve on juries
Erik Prince and an Army of Spies Keep Meddling in US Politics
Charley Taylor, Hall of Fame receiver for Washington, dies at 80
Democrats Are Ditching Class, and It’s Costing Them Working-Class Voters
Every winter, D.C. apartment tenants live with insufficient heat. Spotty enforcement leaves residents to fend for themselves.
The Supreme Court is not being honest with you. Justice Amy Coney Barrett appears to be quite unfamiliar with her own judicial record, and that of her colleagues.
The Constitution Was Meant to Guard Against Oligarchy

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