Links 1/18/23

Links for you. Science:

The bivalent vaccine booster outperforms (I’m really glad Topol said what he did about Offit; Offit has gone off the deep end)
Genomics and pathotypes of the many faces of Escherichia coli
Towards a unification of the 2 meanings of “epigenetics”
Escherichia Coli: What Is and Which Are?
China’s Thousand Talents Plan to entice researchers home boosted their output (give researchers lots of resources and, oddly enough, they are very productive!)
Swab the Throat as Well as the Nose? The Debate Over the Best Way to Test for SARS-CoV-2

Other:

Survey finds ‘classical fascist’ antisemitic views widespread in U.S.
Suffer the teachers
House Republicans introduce bill to return federal employees to the office
Expect the Republican House to be just like the speaker debacle: pure chaos
Lightfoot Campaign Asks CPS Teachers to Encourage Students to Help Her Win Reelection in Return for Credit
More George Santos Acquaintances Come Forward With Theft Allegations
CNET Is Quietly Publishing Entire Articles Generated By AI
Monitoring SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence over time among pregnant women admitted to delivery units: Suitability for surveillance
Cawthorn moves to Florida; fails to hand over constituent casework, Edwards says
The New Republican Majority Stretches From ‘Nuts’ to ‘Nuts’: What is the difference, really, between the leadership team and its frenemies?
The Last Mile Problem – COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage Among the Most Socially Vulnerable
Pretend and Extend
The Last Days of George Santos
Team Transitory For The Win
The Only Living Boy in Palo Alto
Another Santos Money Mystery: He Struck a Curious Business Deal With a Veteran GOP Operative
D.C. investigates Adams Morgan business group after years of complaints
The impending debt ceiling collision of 2023 — and how Biden can avoid it — explained
Our Special Little Boy
Republicans Are Getting It Wrong About DeSantis and Florida
Hamline University’s Controversial Firing Is a Warning: Insistence that others follow one’s strict religion is authoritarian and illiberal no matter what the religion is. (this is correct on the merits, but I suspect the administration’s actual reasoning is far more mundane and crass–if the university has a reputation as being friendly towards Muslims, they don’t want to ding that, especially if a disproportionate number of those students pay full tuition)
Antisemitic Zionists Aren’t a Contradiction in Terms
Metro leaders want to review effect of proposed fare increase on suburbs
One billion days lost: How COVID-19 is hurting the US workforce (it is McKinsey, but since it seems to jibe with other reports, they are probably correct; clock stopped twice a day and all that…)

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