Links 4/29/22

Links for you. Science:

Why does the Omicron Variant Largely Spare Olfactory Function? Implications for the Pathogenesis of Anosmia in COVID-19 (hopefully, this means fewer people with some long COVID symptoms)
Mapping Data to Deep Understanding: Making the Most of the Deluge of SARS-CoV-2 Genome Sequences
SARS-CoV-2 transmission on planes
Antimicrobial resistance genes aph(3′)-III, erm(B), sul2 and tet(W) abundance in animal faeces, meat, production environments and human faeces in Europe
Continued Emergence and Evolution of Omicron in South Africa: New BA.4 and BA.5 lineages

Other:

What Struck Me Was the Banal Amorality
Far-right attacks on local politics drive off ordinary folks, but there’s a blueprint to fight back
Twitter’s would-be owner said a dumb thing about political polarization, which was very wrong and widely critiqued. (Claimed Democrats have gone so far left that centrists who remain centrist are now Republicans.) In fact, a decade or so of social science shows the opposite…
I’m tired of the means-testing arguments coming in hot and heavy, even from some ostensible liberals, so here’s a frank thread on my finances and why student debt has felt like a form of indentured servitude for me.
Mar-a-Lago Machine: Trump as a Modern-Day Party Boss
Plant store in downtown Gloversville linked to known hate group
Covid Drugs Save Lives, but Americans Can’t Get Them
Jobs Guarantee for DC
Peeing in the Economists’ Pool
Ben Burgis’s Bad History
The LGBTQ Rights Group That Helped Launder Amazon’s Image
“Culture War”
Why the Left Must Support Arms for Ukraine!
If You Knew Him Like I Know Him
Who Is The Mystery Man Featured In D.C.’s Viral License Mockup?
Actor Michelle Yeoh wants to change the way we think of superheroes
There’s An Angry Turkey Attacking People On The Anacostia Riverwalk
Extremists operating within military ranks while plotting violent terrorism continue to emerge

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