Links 1/15/23

Links for you. Science:

Vaccination with Span, an antigen guided by SARS-CoV-2 S protein evolution, protects against challenge with viral variants in mice
SARS-CoV-2 wastewater concentration and linked longitudinal seroprevalence: a spatial analysis of strain mutation, post-COVID-19 vaccination effect, and hospitalization burden forecasting
Updated bacterial and archaeal reference genomes collection now available!
New variant XBB.1.5 is ‘most transmissible’ yet, could fuel covid wave
NIH launches Home Test to Treat, a pilot COVID-19 telehealth program
ElasticBLAST: Accelerating Sequence Search via Cloud Computing

Other:

A fake tweet spurred an anti-vaccine harassment campaign against a doctor (Joe Rogan strikes again)
Enablers, line-straddlers and quiet resisters: How GOP lawmakers contributed to Jan. 6
Noma, Rated the World’s Best Restaurant, Is Closing Its Doors (foodie cuisine can be very labor intensive to prepare)
Yes, Your Loud Neighbors Are Driving You Bonkers
The GOP is about to go wild with phony Biden investigations. The media must not take the bait
I’m Sorry, but This COVID Policy Is Ridiculous
Web3, the Metaverse, and the Lack of Useful Innovation
Electric Vehicles Are Bringing Out the Worst in Us
THE NEW YORK TIMES OP-ED PAGE CAN’T REALLY BOTHSIDES THIS MOMENT, CAN IT? (SURE IT CAN.)
Social Quitting
Florida English teacher pushing book bans is openly racist and homophobic, students allege
Call it the Conspiracy Theory Congress: Things are about to get dangerously weird on Capitol Hill
Ron DeSantis Is Imposing Political Control on Schools: A step by step blueprint to turn the state into a political weapon. (Chait can’t avoid a little hippie punching, but baby steps…)
All around the world, covid surveillance is faltering: That, rather than the surge of cases in China, is the main reason for worry
Getting Rid of Remote Work Will Take More Than a Downturn
The DeSantis attack on campus speech: The biggest threat to free speech is an illiberal government
Democrats kick off 2023 special elections with a monster red-to-blue flip in Virginia
Election Deniers Are Also Economy Deniers
The Trump and Biden classified-document revelations are not the same
Don’t write rec letters for fascists
Satellite images show crowds at China’s crematoriums as covid surges
These dogs ride a bus like humans ‘and now the internet is in love’
As more dogs get canine flu, Montgomery Co. urges dog owners to consider skipping dog parks
Water-filled windows use sunlight to heat and cool buildings
Congress has not stepped up to fight covid-19 — or the next pandemic

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