Links 5/16/22

Links for you. Science:

SARS-CoV-2 variants are not evolving to escape from T cell-mediated immunity
Impact of population mixing between vaccinated and unvaccinated subpopulations on infectious disease dynamics: implications for SARS-CoV-2 transmission
Herpes Zoster Risk Increased by 15% Following COVID-19 (consider the source when evaluating)
“Non-COVID” excess death rates ran 21x higher in reddest counties than bluest in 2021
Neutral theory, genotypes and phenotypes
These Mushrooms Borrowed the Same Deadly Toxin From a Mysterious Source. Instead of evolving to produce poison, some distantly related fungi became toxic through a process called horizontal gene transfer, scientists say.


Real men post cringe: Soften up, smartass (excellent)
Congress Leaves Those Most Endangered by Covid in the Lurch
Bitcoin, NFTs, SPACs, meme stocks — all those pandemic investment darlings are crashing
This MLB season, the ball is making everyone batty
This North Texas city just approved free healthcare for all residents
The Twitter account defending Australian democracy
The Hyde Amendment Is Not an Excuse to Do Nothing to Protect Abortion Rights
Bad Special Effects Are A Choice
Gun violence reduction plan recommends strategies to make D.C. safer
Actor Fred Ward, of ‘Tremors,’ ‘The Right Stuff’ fame, dies
So You Want to Reduce Crime?
‘Call Jane’: Underground network helped women get abortions before Roe
The American Justice System Has Failed Us All
Justice Alito’s Bad-Faith Appeals to Majority Rule. The Supreme Court has eviscerated the ability for a majority of citizens to elect the representatives they want and have their will enacted.
Sore Winners
The Buffalo supermarket shooting suspect posted an apparent manifesto repeatedly citing ‘Great Replacement’ theory
The New York Times Has Badly Lost Its Bearings
Let’s Unpack the Chilling Phrase ‘Domestic Supply of Infants’ in the Supreme Court’s Draft to Overturn Roe v. Wade
Democrats Must Become As Brave and Righteous as Abortion-Clinic Escorts
The Terrorist, the Attorney General, and the Supreme Court Justice. The women of the Christian Brotherhood who destroyed Roe v Wade and helped build a theocracy
Farewell to Midge Decter, the Bigot on the Beach
The Horrifying Implications of Alito’s Most Alarming Footnote: A “domestic supply of infants” is exactly what the framers of the 14th Amendment intended to abolish.

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2 Responses to Links 5/16/22

  1. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    “whereas the domestic supply of infants relinquished at birth or within the first month of life…

    So then “life” begins at birth, not conception?

    • Barbara Piper says:

      “Life” was never an issue with Roe. Personhood is the legal issue.

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