Links 11/23/22

Links for you. Science:

Has Long COVID Always Existed? The pandemic might not have spawned a new chronic illness but rebranded an old one. (too much weight by a biased author on the psychosomatic side of things, but still worth reading)
Improved Neutralization of Omicron BA.4/5, BA.4.6, BA.2.75.2, BQ.1.1, and XBB.1 with Bivalent BA.4/5 Vaccine
mRNA bivalent booster enhances neutralization against BA.2.75.2 and BQ.1.1
The BQ.1.1 variant story (need to see if travel leads to a surge though)
Dreaded Side Effect Rears Its Ugly Head in Latest COVID Variant
SARS 10 years later: How are survivors faring now?


This Week, Billionaires Made a Strong Case for Abolishing Themselves (excellent)
The Pandemic is Dead, Long Live the Pandemic. President Biden promised to end the pandemic; then, he presided over 700,000 deaths
The Future of Twitter is Open, or Bust
Twitter consequences; not just for little people
The Private Equity Guys Trying to Shoplift a Supermarket Chain Before They Sell It
The Right’s Favorite Gun Researcher: Since the 1990s, John Lott has provided the empirical justification for looser firearms laws. Do his claims stand up to scrutiny? (nope!)
Not The Moment
Here’s WHY your inbox is a dumpster fire of fundraising spam, and what we can do about it.
Sam Bankman-Fried vs. The Match King
An unexpected winner in the midterms: public health
While Crypto Bro Scammed Clients, Reporters Scammed Readers
Republicans Have a Symbiotic Relationship With Crime. You can’t whip up a hysterical meltdown about crime without lots of crime happening.
The Look of a Loser
Was crime as bad as it was portrayed ahead of the midterm elections?
Goodbye to All That: The afterlives of Joan Didion’s possessions
An inside look at the ER of Canada’s largest pediatric hospital as RSV surges
I Was the Head of Trust and Safety at Twitter. This Is What Could Become of It.
By destroying Twitter, Elon Musk reveals contempt for democracy
The real story of the making of Nancy Pelosi
Washington Post backs Republican-led witch-hunt against scientists
The Republicans may have the House, but the Democrats have the respectable white people
Vertical Farming Needs to Grow More Than Salad
‘Stochastic terrorism’ works well for the Republicans (written before Colorado Springs)

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