Links 1/5/23

Links for you. Science:

SARS-CoV-2 Omicron subvariants evolved to promote further escape from MHC-I recognition
ESCRT recruitment to mRNA-encoded SARS-CoV-2 spike induces virus-like particles and enhanced antibody responses
You’re Probably Not Eating Enough Protein
A 72-year-old congressman goes back to school, pursuing a degree in AI
Characterisation of emergent toxigenic M1UK Streptococcus pyogenes and associated sublineages
Association of wearable device-measured vigorous intermittent lifestyle physical activity with mortality
SARS-CoV-2 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death in Vaccinated and Infected Individuals by Age Groups in Indiana, 2021‒2022


Covid Isn’t the Only Reason Children’s Vaccination Rates Are Falling
Southwest Airlines’ Christmas Meltdown Shows How Corporations Deliberately Pit Consumers Against Low-Wage Workers
America’s teacher shortage will last until pay rises
George Santos is the Republican Party’s future: A shameless con man
Moorish Americans take over a rural gun range, sparking a strange showdown
‘We want them infected’: Trump appointee demanded ‘herd immunity’ strategy, emails reveal. Then-HHS science adviser Paul Alexander called for millions of Americans to be infected as means of fighting Covid-19.
Cutting through customer service doom-loops by calling in a ‘Karen’
Can’t Wave Away The Problems
Social Security denies disability benefits based on list with jobs from 1977
Innocent Me
Supreme Court: the Biden administration cannot enforce COVID orders to protect public health, and must enforce “COVID” orders that have nothing to do with public health
After years with little covid, videos show China is now getting hit hard
Trump’s mobbed up lawyers
‘I Can’t Imagine Who Would Think It’s OK to Take Food Away From Kids’ (I can!)
D.C. luxury building becoming workforce housing, with Amazon financing
Tesla stopped reporting its Autopilot safety numbers online. Why?
The Devastating New History of the January 6th Insurrection
Elon Musk’s Text Messages Explain Everything
Elon Musk is growing a social network. Just not the one he expected.
Why the American Right Admires Putin’s Russia
Elon Musk Claims He’s Not Worried About The FTC; He Should Be
Biden doesn’t trust Secret Service, said agent lied about dog bite: book (probably smart on his part)
Year of the Living Dead: How Schedule F Continued to Threaten to Upend the Civil Service in 2022
They Called 911 for Help. Police and Prosecutors Used a New Junk Science to Decide They Were Liars.
Millions of Americans have left the country. Where are they going, and why?

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2 Responses to Links 1/5/23

  1. adameran says:

    Sorry, the “You’re Probably Not Eating Enough Protein” article is pseudo-science. For a counter-argument I recommend “Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It” by Garth Davis (M.D.)

    Davis is a bariatric surgeon who deals with the morbidly obese far more often than most M.D.s His prescription: carb-based diet. The idea that carnivores don’t get enough protein is just ridiculous.

    Carbs are carbon chained molecules, digested down to glucose (C-C-C) and glycogen. Add some more carbons and you have table sugar. More carbons, you get complex carbs, oil and fat. Add a Nitrogen…and presto! The carbs are proteins…and we excrete most of the N (which is why urine is a good fertilizer).

    See “The China Study” (Colin Campbell) or Dr. McDougall’s website for more.

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