Links 9/2/22

Links for you. Science:

The Concept of Classical Herd Immunity May Not Apply to COVID-19
Why are hummingbirds such jerks? An investigation.
COVID vaccines slash risk of spreading Omicron — and so does prior infection (preprint here)
Different forms of superspreading lead to different outcomes: Heterogeneity in infectiousness and contact behavior relevant for the case of SARS-CoV-2
Longitudinal SARS-CoV-2 Nucleocapsid Antibody Kinetics, Seroreversion, and Implications for Seroepidemiologic Studies
Where is the greatest risk of COVID-19 infection? Findings from Germany’s largest public health department, Cologne
Susceptibility of Wild Canids to SARS-CoV-2


Darwin’s Lost Treasure, Found. A talk with the librarian and the historian who authenticated the return of two of Charles Darwin’s missing notebooks.
Louie Gohmert leaves Congress having passed one law and spread countless falsehoods: Gohmert was a precursor to former President Donald Trump’s brand of populist, establishment-bucking conservatism that delights in offending progressives and makes no apologies for spreading misinformation.
Chevron Jumps Into Texas’ News Desert With Stories About Puppies, Football, and Oil
Failed State
The Real Heroes Behind Biden’s Student Debt Announcement
1 million square feet of L.A. roads are being covered with solar-reflective paint
Utah Investigated a Schoolgirl’s Gender at the Request of Sore Loser Parents
Trump Is Going After One of the Most Conservative Institutions in the U.S. Government
Republicans Turn Against the League of Women Voters
Why I Changed My Mind on Student Debt Forgiveness
For Whom Does the CDC Think it Works?
DeSantis aims to scare academics. Unfortunately, it’s working.
The Men Just Keep Talking
The damning new DOJ filing implicates Trump more deeply than ever
To Sideline Extremists, the GOP Should Stop Holding Primaries
Rising GOP anger at Trump shows a deeper problem for the party
U.S. life expectancy drops sharply, the second consecutive decline
Trump wants to be treated like Hillary Clinton? By all means.
How History Will Remember the Fauci Era
Lorde Becomes Accidental Ambassador For Swimming In The Potomac River
Swann Street Has a New Name. What About the Song “Swann Street”? The guy who wrote the DC punk anthem weighs in. (‘Swann Street‘)
Republicans Would Like to Offer You Some Resentment
We All Agreed About Nixon
FTC Sues ‘Massive’ Data Broker for Selling Location Info on Abortion Clinics

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