Links for you. Science:
Association of culturable-virus detection and household transmission of SARS-CoV-2 – California and Tennessee, 2020–2022
Questioning the fetal microbiome illustrates pitfalls of low-biomass microbial studies
Identification of a molnupiravir-associated mutational signature in SARS-CoV-2 sequencing databases (very interesting)
Risk Factors for Reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant among Previously Infected Frontline Workers
Contrasting drivers of abundant phage and prokaryotic communities in tropical, coastal ecosystems across the Isthmus of Panama
Children’s immune systems do not develop ‘adaptive’ memory to protect against second time SARS-CoV-2 infection (study here)
New Yorkers Never Came ‘Flooding Back.’ Why Did Rents Go Up So Much? Getting to the bottom of a COVID-era real estate mystery.
Editing the New York Times. This newsletter is annoying, sorry
Meta is Bringing Trump Back to Facebook. It Should Keep Him on a Short Leash to Protect Our Democracy.
The basic rights teachers don’t have
The COVID Truther Movement Has Found Its True Enemy—the COVID Truther Movement
Pandemic Lesson #1: Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust. The first of five lingering thoughts that I’m taking away from the pandemic: we’ve underinvested in the physical world.
That old WIRED ideology: Find yourself someone who looks at you the way 90s WIRED looked at telecom execs.
The stunning hypocrisy of Bill Barr’s probe into the Russia-Trump investigation. A new report reveals how politicized and conspiratorial the Durham investigation was.
New fears about Ron DeSantis’s book crackdowns show his odious game
Leaked Messages Seem to Show Elon Musk Using Twitter to Punish His Enemies
Ron DeSantis thinks he can troll his way to the White House — but there’s a big flaw in his strategy
Twitter’s Trust and Safety Head Ditches Protocol for Musk Whims
New York City Completes Construction on Latest American Transit Disaster
We Tried to Call the Top Donors to George Santos’ 2020 Campaign. Many Don’t Seem to Exist.
Watching the unwatchable cruelty in Memphis
The Talented Mr. Santos
Who would work for Rep. Santos? Capitol Hill is watching closely.
Streaming Services Have a ‘Recall’ Problem
‘Atlanta is burning because antifa’ narrative is a farrago of falsehoods bolstered by the far right
S.B.F. Mama Drama
The Coming Dust Bowl
Say It With Me: Things Don’t Have To Be This Way
Did one of America’s top spycatchers spy on America?
Why Left Media Needs Your Support
Laws against teaching race and LGBTQ issues have an effect. But that’s not what scares teachers most
Sociopathy as a Lifestyle Brand