Links 6/5/22

Links for you. Science:

Monkeypox is a new global threat. African scientists know what the world is up against
Prevalence of ongoing symptoms following coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the UK: 1 June 2022
Why a 110-million-year-old raptor skeleton should never have been sold at auction for over US$12M
Debunking the Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart
Viruses that were on hiatus during Covid are back — and behaving in unexpected ways
Transmission and Infectious SARS-CoV-2 Shedding Kinetics in Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Individuals


The bleak spectacle of the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp trial (excellent, must-read)
When Picking Judges, Democrats Need to Stop Ignoring Economics
‘We’re playing with fire’: US Covid cases may be 30 times higher than reported. Severe undercounting undermines our efforts to ‘understand and get ahead of the virus’, researcher says after New York survey
Untraceable ‘Ghost Guns’ Are Surging Across the US, Exclusive Data Shows
D.C. mayoral candidates meet on TV, with voting underway and passions high
With Voting Underway, D.C. Mayoral Candidates Tussle Over Crime And Housing In TV Debate
10 Reasons New York City’s Rental Market Has Gone Haywire
New Training Academy For Violence Interrupters Launches In D.C.
In yesterday’s NY Times, Leonhardt explores an apparent contradiction, saying masks work against COVID-19, but mask mandates do not. The premise of this article is wrong. The evidence is clear that mask mandates work.
What Is a Housing Shortage, Anyway?
Can the Royal Family Cling on Much Longer?
How the Proud Boys Gripped the Miami-Dade Republican Party
Beneath Biden’s struggle to break through is a deeper dysfunction among White House aides
Another Bit of Pandemic Fallout: The Weaponization of Absolute Risk Statistics
In Chernobyl’s delicate nuclear labs, Russians looted safety systems
Student loan forgiveness is not enough. We need major reform.
Why Are Police So Bad at Their Jobs? It’s not just Uvalde. Cops nationwide can’t stop crimes from happening or solve them once they’ve occurred.
Gynecology Has a Pain Problem Our discomfort is routine. What if it didn’t have to be?
Our ‘best case scenario’ in school shootings is badly misguided
No, Ann Coulter, I Am Not Responsible for the ‘Great Replacement’ Theory
Jim Jordan Outlined the Hideously Extreme Republican Attitude Towards Gun Regulation
You’ll Be Shocked to Learn Trump’s Social Security Bigwigs Immiserated Poor and Disabled People
When Cars Kill. A boy’s death launches a movement to end pedestrian and cyclist fatalities in New York City and beyond.

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1 Response to Links 6/5/22

  1. David in Tokyo says:

    Ha! Someone agrees with me! (I thought the Mad in America debunking of twins studies was excellent.)

    The most important point is that the sleazes (and that’s what the authors should be called) failed to publish the data showing that non-twins were just as similar as twins. But I was amused by the point that there’s monstrous selection bias going on: twins reunited later in life who notice that they’re similar will pipe up about it, and twins that aren’t similar won’t pipe up about it.

    Sigh. But as always, thanks for your efforts.

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