Links 2/8/22

Links for you. Science:

What’s CH.1.1? Meet ‘Orthrus,’ a new wildcard Omicron strain with a concerning Delta mutation
Repeated vaccination of inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine dampens neutralizing antibodies against Omicron variants in breakthrough infection
Evolutionary history of SARS-CoV-2 leads to a universal vaccine already being tested in animal models
Lessons from the host defences of bats, a unique viral reservoir
Annual COVID-19 booster? FDA cliff notes
An ant’s sense of smell is so strong, it can sniff out cancer


Remote work saved workers 72 minutes per day, study finds (the last sentence is hilarious)
How Joe Biden Wins Again
Is the Trillion Dollar Coin really just a gimmick? What it is. How it works. Why it might just make sense.
A broken bond, a shaken citadel of science
Cop City Is A Step Toward Cop Nation
As the Colorado River Shrinks, Washington Prepares to Spread the Pain
The Week CNBC Started to Panic
A Media Ceiling is about to Fall In On Democrats
The Battle Over Bike Lanes Needs a Mindset Shift
Republicans Have Some Ambitious Gerrymandering Goals For 2023. Will Dems Play Hardball For A Change?
Ending The Social Security Tax Break For The Rich
The Myth of Jeffrey Zients
How Nextdoor Put Neighbors In a Housing Policy ‘Cage Match’
The Hard Right Keeps Pathologizing Its Opponents
The NYT should tell readers whether it helped crooked FBI agents get Trump elected in 2016
Altercation: Goodbye and Thanks
Why desert golf courses and artificial lakes remain untouched by the Colorado River crisis
Every small city has that one dictator chic house
Baseball HOF Discourse
Colin Farrell Reveals He Suffered Long Covid Symptoms for Six Months
Ron DeSantis Battles the African American A.P. Course—and History
Absence from work at record high as Americans feel strain from Covid
The Narcissism of the Angry Young Men
The Problem With Police Reform Is That Police Already Know It’s Bad To Beat People To Death
He said scuba diving in Fiji was ‘research.’ Now he owes the feds $375K.

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