Links 8/6/22

Links for you. Science:

‘Rebound’ coronavirus cases: What to know after Biden tests positive again
The Most Fascinating Birds Will Be the First to Go Extinct
Antibiotic resistance genes are differentially mobilized according to resistance mechanism
It Looks Awkward, but This Fish Has a Secret Glow
Persistent brain fog, hair loss highlighted in long-COVID studies
Sea otters, once hunted to near extinction, could swim again in San Francisco Bay

Other:

The Imperial Supreme Court
Moral Panics Come and Go. Sex Bracelet Hysteria Is Forever.
Secret Service’s ‘ludicrous’ deletion of Jan. 6 phone data baffles experts
Millions of Americans have long COVID. Many of them are no longer working
IRA of the beholder
COVID Is Evolving Fast. Why Isn’t Our Response to It? Dr. Eric Topol on BA.5, next-gen vaccines, and America’s maddening capitulation to the virus.
Vulnerable House Dems See Abortion As Winning Campaign Theme
Bill Russell, basketball great who worked for civil rights, dies at 88 (related here)
The Hacker Who Cared Too Much: When a programmer shut down a hospital website to defend a sick girl, he raised a crucial question: What are the bounds of protest in the digital age?
The Agony of an Early Case of Monkeypox
Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura in ‘Star Trek’ franchise, dies at 89
Cut Off Private Equity’s Money Spigot
Indiana’s cruel abortion bill is a warning of post-Roe reality
Rape apologist Mike Cernovich is trying to whitewash his past as an alt-right troll by claiming that ayahuasca made him a better person
Want to know what a ‘banana republic’ looks like?
Stop Supporting Bigoted Institutions. Religion shouldn’t be an excuse for sex discrimination.
D.C. schools expand covid vaccine mandate, unlike most other districts
Code Snitching: Nashvillians Are Weaponizing Metro Codes Against ‘Undesirable’ Neighbors (government by the Karens, of the Karens, and for the Karens)
Russia is plundering gold in Sudan to boost Putin’s war effort in Ukraine
Biden wants an industrial renaissance. He can’t do it without immigration reform.
Don’t forget your mask this pandemic summer
Fentanyl From the Government? A Vancouver Experiment Aims to Stop Overdoses
Lie, deny, misdirect: Coal nostalgia is having its last gasp
Monkeypox Is About to Become the Next Public Health Failure
Rising GOP anger at Mitch McConnell offers a lesson for Democrats (“Regardless, there’s a moral in this story for Democrats: There is often no serious penalty for political hardball, no matter how far it pushes the procedural envelope.”)

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