Links 12/5/22

Links for you. Science:

Why Wild Turkeys Hate the Wild
Vitamin B1 is Not a Mosquito Repellent. So Why Do Doctors Prescribe It?
Why Are Lots of Kids Likely to Be Sick This Holiday Season?
Bird flu prompts slaughter of 1.8M chickens in Nebraska
Sequence type diversity amongst antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains is lower than amongst antibiotic-susceptible strains
The Pandemic Broke the Flu … Again. COVID knocked flu, RSV, and other respiratory diseases out of whack. When will they be back to normal?

Other:

Twitter ends its ban on covid misinformation. Doctors and public health officials say Musk’s decision is a ‘huge step backwards’ and will lead to more deaths
A Ploy, Not a Principle. Republican criticism of the Mar-a-Lago dinner with a Holocaust denier will be disavowed if Trump looks to be winning the party’s 2024 nomination.
The powerful gay man behind Tucker Carlson’s bloodcurdling hate
Left-Wing Voices Are Silenced on Twitter as Far-Right Trolls Advise Elon Musk. Elon Musk appears to have out-sourced decisions about who to ban from Twitter to the platform’s right-wing extremists.
Booz Allen ticketmastered America’s public lands
Suburbanites are saving the Democrats in Georgia — and elsewhere
How Capitalism—Not a Few Bad Actors—Destroyed the Internet
Cincinnati Times-Star Building (1931-33), Cincinnati, OH
Computer Repair Technicians Are Stealing Your Data
US House Passes Bill Forcing Railway Workers Not to Strike
Manifesting History
The GOP is openly vowing debt limit extortion. Act now, Democrats.
The Grown-Up Art of Andor
How monopoly enshittified Amazon
Some Rail Workers, Seeking Sick Days, Say Biden Betrayed Them
Why I’m not leaving Twitter
Happy holidays? Florida school district walks back decision to nix Hanukkah presentation
Commerce Secretary Raimondo Meets With One Corporate Executive per Day (a CEO a day keeps the post-administration position job search blues away!)
The Best Tax System on Earth
A Woman Wanted an Abortion to Save One of Her Twins. She Had to Travel 1,000 Miles.
What Is It This Time?
Biden Is Breaking His Sick Leave Promise To Crush Rail Workers
Officials fear ‘complete doomsday scenario’ for drought-stricken Colorado River
The Ghoulish Hubris of Letting People Die and Calling That Bravery. Ronald DeSantis and the GOP are going to brag about the freedom of leaving people to get sick. (why shouldn’t they? There’s no political cost to doing so because Biden hasn’t been much better)

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