Links 5/20/22

Links for you. Science:

Flu vaccine could cut COVID risk: Health-care workers who got the influenza vaccine were also protected from COVID-19 — but the effect might not last long.
The Ocean’s Biggest Garbage Pile Is Full of Floating Life
Why monkeypox cases are rising in Europe
The changing epidemiology of human monkeypox—A potential threat? A systematic review
U.S. monkeypox case reported, as Spain, Portugal report infections in growing outbreak
The invaders destroyed the National Gene Bank of Plants of Ukraine


As Salah Czapary’s Campaign Heats Up in Ward 1, His Republican Associates Draw Scrutiny: Czapary recently sacked his campaign chair after discovering his ties to a rabid pro-Trump group.
Dem Voters Want Dem Pols Who Do Things. The Joe Manchin wing of the party lost big on Tuesday.
And In PA
The Right’s Violence Problem. The Buffalo killings are part of a pattern: Most extremist violence in the U.S. comes from the political right. (even David Fucking Leonhardt gets it)
What COVID Hospitalization Numbers Are Missing. As COVID numbers tick up, hospitals are supposed to be ready to jump in as needed. Only, they never really had a reprieve.
Eric Goulet Painted Voucher Holders as Criminals During Ward 3 Debate, Attendees Say
National Zoo Euthanizes Red Fox That Allegedly Killed Its Flamingos. Is That … Allowed? (someone didn’t strategically buy up domain names!)
Republicans Are Furious People Remember They’ve Been Pushing the Racist “Great Replacement” Rhetoric for Years
Doctors in Alabama Already Turn Away Miscarrying Patients. This Will Be America’s New Normal.
Madison Cawthorn Is Out, But Not Because He Backed Stealing the 2020 Election
The Plot Against America
Metro Has A ‘Culture That Accepts Noncompliance,’ Bypassing Safety Protections As Recently As This Month, Report Claims
In The Race To Lead The D.C. Council, Mendelson Again Faces A Spirited Challenge From The Left
Is the Typical CEO Really Worth $15 Million?
How Better Ventilation Can Help ‘Covid-Proof’ Your Home
In Phone Calls To Residents, Philip Morris Is Pushing Against D.C.’s Ban On Flavored Tobacco
Why Dems Ought to Take a Cue from the GOP and Get Angry: To avoid a midterm wipeout, the party should focus less on dry policy issues and more on eliciting an emotional reaction
How the Biden administration let right-wing attacks derail its disinformation efforts
Dozens Of D.C.-Area Theaters Extend Vaccine, Mask Requirements As Local COVID Cases Rise
New York Now Has More Airbnb Listings Than Apartments for Rent
COVID Cases Are Surging In Montgomery County Schools

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