Links 3/16/22

Links for you. Science:

COVID-19—lessons for zoonotic disease (excellent)
New ‘Deltacron’ Variant Is Rare and Similar to Omicron, Experts Say: Scientists have found a handful of cases of a new, hybrid variant in Europe and the United States. It’s unlikely to cause trouble, they say.
The immunology and immunopathology of COVID-19
The cameras that capture fragile deep-sea jellies in their element
Evaluation of Patients’ Adverse Events During Contact Isolation for Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci Using a Matched Cohort Study With Propensity Score
Mortality Among People Experiencing Homelessness in San Francisco During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Other:

Do You Smell Bacon? (been wondering about this too)
A Ukrainian company made medieval armor replicas. Now it’s making spiked barriers to stop Russian vehicles.
SO NOW “AMERICA IS LYING AND RUSSIA IS TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT UKRAINE BIOLABS” IS THE MIDDLE-GROUND POSITION
Pandemic life, two years later: Where do you fit in?
A Field Guide To The ‘Weapons’ Of Hostile Architecture In NYC
Politicians signing NDAs when giving subsidies to companies is a terrible idea
Unblinking Eyes: How urban crime panic fuels the expansion of the surveillance state
Male State: The Russian Online Hate Group Backing Putin’s War
‘Cuomo-W. Trump-L.’: How CNN’s Jeff Zucker and His Cronies Manipulated the News
The online attention industry that helps Russian misinformation get traction
Idaho Republicans scheme to take over county Democratic apparatus, install ‘Groyper’ troll as chair (professional Democrats suck at their jobs)
Employers Are Running Unchecked Workplace Dictatorships Across America
New Reform Bill Reinforces Authority for Postal Banking. But the only way it’s going to happen is if Postmaster General Louis DeJoy agrees to it.
Time to Stop Indulging Saudi Arabia’s Murderous Dictator
A Gas Tax Holiday Is a Terrible Idea
COVID-is-over-period politics
Russian attacks hit at least 9 Ukrainian medical facilities, visual evidence shows
Instead of using slang for people who passed the law in Texas that refers to Muslim fundamentalists,this implying that extremism is somehow Islamic, foreign, “other,” reckon with the fact that these are Christians.
We can do more to help Ukraine without provoking World War III
One-third of all US child Covid deaths occurred during Omicron surge. Children seem to be facing increasing risks as mask mandates are abandoned and vaccination rates stall
Russian oil giant Lukoil had big dreams for its U.S. gas stations. The invasion of Ukraine could spell the end.
Inside Putin’s circle — the real Russian elite
Dozens of corporations are still in Russia. It’s getting harder for them to leave.
There Is A Culture War – And The GOP Is Waging It
TV coverage amplifies the GOP’s false claims about gas prices

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