Links 6/23/22

Links for you. Science:

A reinfection red flag. Why a new report is so troubling
Where Did the Black Death Begin? DNA Detectives Find a Key Clue. (paper here)
Earth’s Largest Rodents Were Smaller Than We Once Thought
Original Antigenic Sin: How Original? How Sinful?
How months-long COVID infections could seed dangerous new variants
Persistent circulating SARS-CoV-2 spike is associated with post-acute COVID-19 sequelae

Other:

NO, THEY DON’T KNOW THEY’RE WRONG (excellent)
Is the Religious Liberty Tent Big Enough to Include the Religious Commitments of Jews? (nope!)
Those ignoring the Jan. 6 revelations are guaranteeing more violence
The Local News Hung Up On Me For Asking If They Asked a Doctor Whether You Can Die From Touching Fentanyl. You can’t. But if you could it’d make great TV!
Who Is Financing Trump’s ‘Big Lie’ Caucus? Corporations You Know.
We have to improve the education of Black children
GOP’s violent, expanding war on LBGTQ kids should make you think about 1930s Germany. Pride Month has brought shocking violence against LGBTQ+ people, egged on by GOP rhetoric, laws. It should remind you of Nazi Germany.
Get The Owner Out Of My Face
Dr. Oz invests up to $715,000 in companies he blames for skyrocketing insulin costs. Mehmet Oz specifically called out UnitedHealth and CVS for soaring prices — but he’s heavily invested in both
Lone Star hate: Right-wing activists in Texas drive a new wave of anti-LGBTQ bigotry. Sure, Texas is a red state. But the merger of MAGA and anti-LGBTQ activism has revealed a whole new level of ugly
The dangerous fallacy of sentient AI. Ignore the Silicon Valley messiahs. They only expose how little most of us know about the technology and its ethics.
An Infinite Supply Of Wingnut Welfare
Ron Johnson Should Testify Under Oath Before the January 6 Committee to Clear All This Up
Socialism ain’t what it used to be
Think Tankers Gone Bad
On the “free exercise for religions whose views are consistent with the policy preferences of the Republican Party” argument
U.S. to expand monkeypox testing at commercial labs as outbreak grows
United States cops watch in amazement while other country’s police do their jobs without taking any lives.
How We Came to Believe in Guns
What a better transit system would mean for my small business
Justin Timberlake Apologizes For ‘Dancing,’ Wearing Khakis At Pharrell’s Festival

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