Links 3/17/22

Links for you. Science:

Whistleblower alleges bullying, ethical lapses at White House science office
ACE2-independent infection of T lymphocytes by SARS-CoV-2 (complaint here)
Flu Vaccine Was Not Very Effective This Season, the C.D.C. Says
Russian Scientists Face Isolation Following Invasion of Ukraine
Phylogenetic Group Distribution of Uropathogenic Escherichia coli and Related Antimicrobial Resistance Pattern: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review
Coronavirus Resistance Database (CoV-RDB): SARS-CoV-2 susceptibility to monoclonal antibodies, convalescent plasma, and plasma from vaccinated persons


‘Gutted’: What happened when a Georgia elections office was targeted for takeover by those who claim the 2020 election was a fraud (this is the Republican base)
These unread books have a long shelf life — as decor
The Second Tragedy of Sandy Hook
Russian mercenaries have landed in West Africa, pushing Putin’s goals as Kremlin is increasingly isolated
Russia’s Invasion Is About to Make the World’s Chip Shortage Way Worse. Two Ukrainian companies responsible for producing around half of the world’s semiconductor-grade neon have shuttered.
Londongrad must fall – or the US could raze it to the ground
Can Public Health Be Saved? (not with current leadership)
Why the decline in church attendance won’t end here
The Challenges We Face
Democrats need to get back to a simple dichotomy
There’s A Lot Going On!
Hospitals desperately need staff. But capping travel nurses’ pay won’t help.
Welcome To Swampoodle Terrace: NoMa Residents Pick A Name For Their New Park
How Putin’s war is driving Russia’s best tech minds into exile
Sorry I’m Late, Walking Was a Nightmare. Why do we let drivers monopolize all the complaining?
If Only There Were an Infrastructure Bill to Deal With This Oil Crisis
The Great Wingnut Wurlitzer Is In High Gear With Conservative Coverage of the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill
One Thing About Baseball Really Is Timeless: The Transparent Greed of Owners
“I thought you all might appreciate my 60,000 piece Lego shrine to Skylab”
I Guess They’ve Been Reading David Leonhardt And [checks internet] The CDC Website
How does Ron DeSantis sleep at night?
Our Oligarch
Putin doesn’t fear a coup by oligarchs. But he should fear his fellow spies.
What It Was Like to Work for Russian State Television
Leaked Kremlin Memo to Russian Media: It Is “Essential” to Feature Tucker Carlson
Was it inevitable? A short history of Russia’s war on Ukraine

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