Links 5/1/22

Links for you. Science:

Protection by vaccines and previous infection against the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2
These Bloodworms Grow Copper Fangs and Have Bad Attitudes
Long COVID Patients Say Doctors Are Ignoring Their Symptoms: Long COVID can be debilitating and occurs in up to 30% of people who have had the coronavirus, but the people experiencing it often find that doctors dismiss, ignore, or downplay their unusual symptoms.
This Bacteria Forces You to Make Snot, Then Eats It. A new study shows how Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a worrying superbug, tricks our immune system into feeding it.
In Secret Meeting, NYU Defends Potential Hiring of Researcher Accused of Sexual Misconduct
Should You Use Paxlovid If You Have Asymptomatic COVID?

Other:

The Day After McMorrow
Devouring the rainforest
Vision Zero is meaningless unless we get more drivers off the road
Where did all the conservative hand-wringing over judicial restraint go? (it was always a con. Marcus knows this, but just won’t say it)
Lower-income Americans have thrived under Biden. It probably won’t last.
Guns, drones, luxury apartments: Motive of accused police posers still unclear
Vaccine Medical Exemptions Are Rare. Thousands of Nursing Home Workers Have Them.
Cracks emerge in Russian elite as tycoons start to bemoan invasion
The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is too risky for Dr. Fauci. That says something.
Masks Are Off
Each fatal shooting costs D.C. more than $1.5 million, study says
Broken Homes: San Francisco spends millions of dollars to shelter its most vulnerable residents in dilapidated hotels. With little oversight or support, the results are disastrous.
Elon Musk reveals how his Twitter may fuel right-wing extremism
American Phone-Tracking Firm Demo’d Surveillance Powers by Spying on CIA and NSA
Candidate Robert White pitches guaranteed job for every D.C. resident
The QAnoning of our political discourse
In the capital of Blue State America, a new ferment over homelessness
The biggest power that right-wing media has over its audiences is what it doesn’t tell them about. It’s a very deliberate strategy that is frequently used to control what the GOP voter knows about.
Russian threats redraw the global energy map
The Democrats’ Losing Strategy. The last two Democratic administrations tried the “you don’t know how good you’ve got it” line and got trounced.
Western artillery surging into Ukraine will reshape war with Russia

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