Links for you. Science:
Vaccines Are Still Mostly Blocking Severe Disease. Our original-recipe shots are holding up against new variants. But we may need to improve them, and soon.
COVID-19 symptoms and duration of direct antigen test positivity at a community testing and surveillance site, January 2021-2022
Off-target integron activity leads to rapid plasmid compensatory evolution in response to antibiotic selection pressure
Further antibody escape by Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 from vaccine and BA.1 serum
A Longitudinal Study of COVID-19 Sequelae and Immunity: Baseline FindingsFREE (reluctant to add this, since the sample sizes and power of test are small, and this paper could be misinterpreted; also see this critique)
Post–COVID Conditions Among Adult COVID-19 Survivors Aged 18–64 and ≥65 Years — United States, March 2020–November 2021.
Touch Screens in Cars Solve a Problem We Didn’t Have
Japan’s living standards are too low. A lot of hard work with not nearly enough to show for it
Leading GOP Candidates For Michigan Guv Could Be Disqualified Over Wave of Fraudulent Signatures (it’s self-projecting all the way down…)
Biden’s Embrace of Unions Is a Boon for Democracy. The White House’s support for labor organizing will become critical if Democrats get locked out of power at the federal level in November.
Bombshell 400-page report finds Southern Baptist leaders routinely silenced sexual abuse survivors
From the founders of SoulCycle, a new (flawed) kind of church
‘Great Replacement Theory’ isn’t about voting. It’s about whiteness. (ignores the contribution of Christianity to this, but worth a read)
That the American right hopes to emulate Hungary is telling
I avoided covid for two years. Until now. Here’s what I’ve learned.
The Real Dividing Line On Abortion
Why do extremely rich people do things they themselves realize are disgusting for yet more money?
Netflix’s Bad Habits Have Caught Up With It
Jared Kushner’s follies show that ‘corruption’ has lost all meaning
D.C. elections: What mayoral candidates say about housing, schools, crime
Clarence and Ginni Thomas Are Telling Us Exactly How the 2024 Coup Will Go Down
The case for recalling DA Chesa Boudin: There isn’t one. But that hardly matters.
Expose the GOP’s fetish: Less focus on what they say. More on what they mean.
Old School Dungeons And Dragons: Part 25
Andriy Zagorodnyuk: ‘Those who say Ukraine can’t win don’t understand the situation’
A major Democratic group sold out to a crypto billionaire. Here’s what they got for their trouble
Costa Rica, A Country Without an Army, Is At War With (Mainly) Russian Hackers
Republican locked in tight Pennsylvania Senate primary suddenly wants all mail-in ballots to count