Links 1/30/23

Links for you. Science:

What we know about how COVID-19 vaccines may affect menstrual cycles
All hail, ‘Toadzilla’: Giant toad in Australia could be world’s largest
Biofoul: The Stowaway Turning Dream Cruises Into Trips to Nowhere
Estimating The Uncertain Effect of the COVID Pandemic on Drug Overdoses
Persistent SARS-CoV-2 infection in patients seemingly recovered from COVID-19
COVID-19 Surges Linked to Spike in Heart Attacks


No Way to Prevent This, Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens (excellent)
Ashish Jha Must Go: The inaugural director of the White House Office of Pandemic Preparedness and Response Policy must not be the current White House Covid-19 response coordinator, Ashish Jha. Here’s why. (must-read)
The Media Is Burying The Most Important Political Address Of 2023
The Debt Limit is Unconstitutional
We Deserve So Much Better Than ‘Restore Roe’
The Debt Ceiling Limit is Destructive, Duplicative, and Dumb
NYT Whitewatering Very Strongly
California Joins Other States in Suing Companies Over Insulin Prices
She was denied entry to a Rockettes show — then the facial recognition debate ignited
“Fuck your nuts, I don’t care”
The Real Origins of the “Democrat Party” Troll
Why are there so many tech layoffs, and why should we be worried? Stanford scholar explains
Microsoft’s big bet on AI could bring ChatGPT to the masses
Tiktok’s enshittification
Why We Need Civics
Attacks on U.S. Jews and gays accelerate as hate speech grows on Twitter
You Can Let Republicans Destroy the Economy, or You Can Call Their Bluff
A Black professor defies DeSantis law restricting lessons on race
NYC will offer free abortion pills at 4 city-run sexual health clinics
Most Abortion Bans Include Exceptions. In Practice, Few Are Granted.
‘There is no plan. There’s nothing’: Florida Democrats in despair over future (good opportunity for the left here, if it’s seized)
D.C.’s first elected AG leaves behind transformed office, unfinished fights
Students want new books. Thanks to restrictions, librarians can’t buy them.
Pronatalism: Elon Musk’s fakest public alarm
America Has No Transportation Engineers

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