Links 5/9/22

Links for you. Science:

Newer, fitter descendants of Omicron variant begin to drive their own coronavirus waves
BA.2.12.1, BA.4 and BA.5 escape antibodies elicited by Omicron infection
What Birds Really Listen for in Birdsong (It’s Not What You Think)
SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant is as Deadly as Previous Waves After Adjusting for Vaccinations, Demographics, and Comorbidities (as most microbiologists warned)
Relative Vaccine Effectiveness of a SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine Booster Dose Against the Omicron Variant
Genetic and Structural Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein for Universal Epitope Selection

Other:

‘Roe’ Repeal and Minority Rule. The leaked Court decision is the logical consequence of our systemic bias against majorities.
The Scourge of Sentimentality Politics: Democrats are busy worshipping people while Republicans worship power
Trump allies breach U.S. voting systems in search of 2020 fraud ‘evidence’
We Are Not a Diet Company
A safer D.C. starts with a smaller police department
The Limits of Privilege: The new abortion regime is going to affect everyone.
Economics is on the verge on a conference crisis. The legislation under debate in LA has extremely dangerous implications for women of childbearing age. The AEA’s are in New Orleans in January.
‘If I get something from you I could die’: Some immunocompromised Cal State students feel left behind as COVID safeguards loosen
The case against the Supreme Court of the United States. The Court was the midwife of Jim Crow, the right hand of union busters, and the dead hand of the Confederacy, and is now one of the chief architects of America’s democratic decline.
In interview, Sen. Johnson says it ‘may be true’ that COVID vaccines cause AIDS
Trump officials muzzled CDC on church covid guidance, emails confirm. The documents offer new details about how the White House delivered on the priorities of religious communities that were key to the president’s base.
They Flooded Their Own Village, and Kept the Russians at Bay
New Rules Will End the Century-Long Run of Classic Light Bulbs. The administration set efficiency standards that will phase out sales of incandescent bulbs in favor of LEDs, reducing Americans’ electrical bills over time.
Bernie Sanders Wants Democrats to Make Unions Their Biggest Message
Outside Kavanaugh’s home, a neighbor rallies for abortion rights
After fleeing to Salem, a Ukrainian museum director leads a global effort to preserve her country’s heritage
In Ukrainian villages, whispers of collaboration with the Russians
Who was Matthew Hale, the 17th-century jurist Alito invokes in his draft overturning Roe?
Three dozen tycoons met Putin on invasion day. Most had moved money abroad
Corporate America can’t hide from Roe v. Wade
After 1 million deaths, covid leaves millions more forever changed
The Uterine State of America: Our lives depend on Roe v. Wade
China’s unvaccinated elderly prevent an end to covid lockdowns
A solar battle in sleepy Wareham is pitting environmentalists against each other

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