Links 12/28/22

Links for you. Science:

Retraction (good for the authors; related piece here)
Effect of Ivermectin 600 μg/kg for 6 days vs Placebo on Time to Sustained Recovery in Outpatients with Mild to Moderate COVID-19: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Thor’s Helmet
Something About This Mysterious Fossil Graveyard Was Fishy
How Genital Stingers Give Male Wasps Some Sexual Equality
Effectiveness of Bivalent mRNA Vaccines in Preventing Symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection — Increasing Community Access to Testing Program, United States, September–November 2022


Track post-conference COVID infections. Organizers should evaluate the risks of COVID-19 infections at conferences and communicate those to attendees, says James Kirchner. (“I, for one, will be assuming that the risk of getting sick (with COVID-19 or something else) at any large meeting is roughly 20–40%, until I see data that convince me otherwise.” My experience with ASM meetings has been much better, though not entirely COVID-free)
What Mark Meadows’ Phone Taught Us
Where Will Journalists Go to De-Twitter?
Kellyanne Conway Solved One Conflict of Interest with Another Conflict
Prioritization of carceral spending in U.S. cities: Development of the Carceral Resource Index (CRI) and the role of race and income inequality
A Man in a George Santos Mask Will Represent Long Island in Congress
Postal Service to build the largest fleet of electric trucks in the nation thanks to Dark Brandon
A Texas superintendent ordered school librarians to remove LGBTQ books. Now the federal government is investigating.
New York’s new Giuliani, Eric Adams, wants to cut the public library’s budget to almost nothing
While advising Trump on judges, Conway sold her business to a firm with ties to judicial activist Leonard Leo
Lock’Em Up
Fall of the Progressive Boy King: Sean McElwee formed a lucrative alliance with SBF. Then his patron went bust and he suffered his own scandal.
The Homeownership Society Was a Mistake. Real estate should be treated as consumption, not investment.
And There It Is
Trump’s former White House ethics lawyer told Cassidy Hutchinson to give misleading testimony to January 6 committee, sources say (Trump-aligned lawyers are like mob lawyers)
Do The Kids Not Even Know Who Dinesh D’Souza Is
Releasing Trump’s Tax Returns Could Mean the Same for the Supreme Court? Don’t Threaten Us With a Good Time!
Farm-bred octopus: A benefit to the species or an act of cruelty?
We Truly Dodged a Bullet (and Hundreds of Other Small Hand Weapons) on January 6
A new book explores the Jewish history of Northern Virginia in photos
NYT Exploits Black Physicists for Culture War Clicks
As Covid Deaths Climb, Even Seniors Skip the Latest Booster: Nearly all Americans over 65 got their initial Covid vaccines. But that immunity is waning, and this time, the government is offering far less support for new shots.
Texas Senate committee calls for ban on mask and COVID vaccine mandates
No, The FBI Is NOT ‘Paying Twitter To Censor’

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