Links 1/24/23

Links for you. Science:

COVID-19 vaccines and sudden deaths: Separating fact from fiction
Antimicrobial Resistance: A Major Threat To The Promise Of Healthy Aging (no mention of surveillance or diagnostics though)
Immunological memory to SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 vaccines
Protection conferred by Delta and BA.1/BA.2 infection against BA.4/BA.5 infection and hospitalization: A Retrospective Cohort Study
The Who-Ate-Whom of Terms in Biology: Virovory
Do elephants puke?


Progressive Policy Concern Trolls (excellent)
Driven by Election Deniers, This County Recounted 2020 Votes Last Week (bugshit crazy)
Democrats respond to GOP calls for debt ceiling negotiations: No
Dwindling Snow Leaves Swiss Alpine Villages Staring at an Identity Crisis
Newspaper Prints Heavily-Edited, Sanitized Version of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech
Arizona city cuts off a neighborhood’s water supply amid drought
Why the U.S. Will Lose its Next War
NYPD’s Track Record on Overtime Spending Casts Doubt on Budget Claims (it’s already twice as much as the NYC public library budget)
Alarmed by A.I. Chatbots, Universities Start Revamping How They Teach
Biden just outmaneuvered MAGA Republicans — and they barely noticed
For Folks Who ‘Back the Blue,’ House Republicans Sure Seem Skeptical About Enforcing Laws
Election Deniers Were Never Going to Stick to the Courtroom. One disturbed candidate in New Mexico is the local manifestation of the political violence we saw at the national level.
Ohio’s Internal Battle Reveals New Fronts In The Abortion War
Former President of FTX US breaks silence, says SBF was insecure, volatile and spiteful, threatened to “destroy my professional reputation”
All In The Family: Fringe NY Political Group Paid George Santos’ Sister And His Other Associates
Why Mark Zuckerberg Should Face the Threat of Jail (for better or for worse, this would eviscerate social media’s current business model)
Tesla video promoting self-driving was staged, senior engineer testifies
‘There’s a real crisis in American Jewry’ — a new book warns of worsening deadlock in U.S.-Israel relationship: In ‘We Are Not One: A History of America’s Fight Over Israel’, the historian exposes uncomfortable truths about the two nations’ unique relationship
Buying Influence
This Sure Looks Like George Santos In Drag As Kitara Ravache
SBF, Bored Ape Yacht Club, and the Spectacular Hangover After the Art World’s NFT Gold Rush
Congress should be able to function in a crisis; Republicans just made that more difficult
Florida Man Calls the Thought Police
The White House Is Considering Broad Actions to Expand Tenant Protections

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1 Response to Links 1/24/23

  1. Ned Mantei says:

    You link to the paper “Immunological memory to SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVIC-19 vaccines”. The data described there says that hybrid immunity, arising from vaccination plus infection (in either order) gives a superior and longer lasting immune response. Sounds like good news for me, with an infection ca. a year after a booster vaccination. What surprised me is the discussion of whether people with hybrid immunity should get another booster (Section 7.2 in the paper). In regard to a booster 90 days after infection they write, ” For people who had breakthrough infections with Delta or Omicron after being double vaccinated, this is most likely to be far sooner than needed, and may be counterproductive. It is plausible that such individuals may have such good immune memory that they do not need a booster for years.”
    And further on they write:
    “The quality of the Ab response needs time to develop…{details omitted by me here}…Boosters too close together may disrupt those processes of generating broader protection against future variants.”

    So for me the question is whether to get another booster after 4 months (what would be allowed/recommended in Switzerland) or not. And maybe also the question of how careful I should be about a new infection — still avoid indoor meetings; still wear a mask when shopping?

    In any event thanks for the link to this paper.


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