Links 9/23/22

Links for you. Science:

Scientists have calculated how many ants are on Earth. The number is so big it’s ‘unimaginable.’
The US Is Measuring Extreme Heat Wrong
D.C. Health Struggles To Overcome Pandemic Delays in Wastewater Surveillance Project
Outbreak of Acute Gastroenteritis Among Rafters and Backpackers in the Backcountry of Grand Canyon National Park, April–June 2022.
Rapid Increase in Suspected SARS-CoV-2 Reinfections, Clark County, Nevada, USA, December 2021
SARS-CoV-2 Secondary Attack Rates in Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Household Contacts during Replacement of Delta with Omicron Variant, Spain

Other:

Killed for Walking a Dog. The mundanity and insanity of gun death in America
Remote workers are wasting their time proving they’re actually working
‘Can’t work at a desk’: What it’s like to be out of work with Long COVID
I’m a chronically ill student, and one-way masking isn’t enough. The lack of masks in my classroom jeopardizes my health—and possibly my ability to finish my degree.
The Republican Party is an authoritarian outlier. Compared to center-right parties in developed democracies, the GOP is dangerously far from normal.
New USPS Delivery Network: Radically Cutting Rural Service, Headcount; Likely to Further Slow Delivery
GOP congressional candidate said US suffered from women’s suffrage and praised organization trying to repeal 19th Amendment
Laburnum Steps
The Simple Life
Nina Totenberg Had a Beautiful Friendship With RBG. Her Book About It Is an Embarrassment. (“…hose of us who have relied on her reporting but didn’t experience the heartwarming calls or the gossip-filled evenings are within our rights to apply a certain selfish cost-benefit analysis: What exactly do we get out of her friendships?”)
The media needs to treat Brett Favre like it did Michael Vick and Colin Kaepernick
Reading Betty Friedan After the Fall of Roe
Is the Covid-19 pandemic over? The answer is more art than science
Biden Says the Pandemic Is Over. Is It? BU epidemiologist Eleanor Murray says the president’s statement is premature: “A pandemic cannot be declared over by a single country, since pandemics involve all countries”
Facebook Engineers: We Have No Idea Where We Keep All Your Personal Data
As Colorado River Dries, the U.S. Teeters on the Brink of Larger Water Crisis
Like Sisyphus Pushing A Boulder Up A Hill, Republicans Again Battle The Odds To Run In D.C.
Parents, students complain East Baton Rouge schools field trip was more like church service (‘Christians’ are oppressed tho…)
Nearly 225,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 since the start of 2022 despite viral declines, data shows
Their Problem
A progressive group is pulling its endorsements of lawmakers who voted to hold Larry Krasner in contempt

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