Links 1/7/23

Links for you. Science:

Ancient virus may be protecting the human placenta
Epidemics That Weren’t: How Countries Shut Down Recent Outbreaks. Some of the most fragile health systems in the world can teach us ways to respond to public health threats early and effectively.
500,000 people die of strep A every year. Why isn’t there a vaccine?
Eric Lander’s next act: leading a nonprofit set on solving thorny scientific challenges
SARS-CoV-2 variant evolution: 2022 in review.
Low neutralization of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.2.75.2, BQ.1.1, and XBB.1 by parental mRNA vaccine or a BA.5-bivalent booster

Other:

2022 was the year the Overconfidence Man fell back to earth
Were your teen years exhausting? School schedules may be why
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of ‘beautiful game,’ has died
Postbox toppers: The creative craze that captivated communities in 2022
Tech futurism’s blind spot
State Officials Warned Buttigieg About Airline Mess
As Covid-19 Continues to Spread, So Does Misinformation About It
Who is Andrew Tate, ‘king of toxic masculinity,’ accused of trafficking?
After Dec. protest, Fall River Pride leader says drag story hours are in town to stay
Made-in-China labels become a problem for Meta’s anti-China stance
The latest employer planning to shed office space downtown? State government.
Long a fan favorite, Southwest’s model now faces questions
Boston Public Schools urges students, staff to wear masks after holiday break
Learning an old lesson from the Tudors: Grifters gonna grift
Farewell To The Senate’s Biggest Climate Denier
After holiday surge, viral illnesses could derail school, work plans
Rian Johnson Knows Glass Onion’s Tech Bro Looks Very Familiar
D.C. afterschool programs on edge after city closes grant competition
An Accidental Collection. How I amassed more T-shirts than I can store.
A tiny paper broke the George Santos scandal but no one paid attention
In Memphis, the Phonics Movement Comes to High School
Sudden Russian Death Syndrome
How Hasidic Schools Reaped a Windfall of Special Education Funding
In George Santos, the GOP gets the representative-elect it deserves
Southwest’s meltdown was born in America’s cheapskate corporate culture

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