Links 2/18/23

Links for you. Science:

Long COVID: What Do the Latest Data Show?
Twitter’s plan to cut off free data access evokes ‘fair amount of panic’ among scientists
Antimicrobial consumption and drug utilization patterns among COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients
Studies find that microbiome changes may be a signature for ME/CFS
Tracking the bird flu, experts see a familiar threat — and a virus whose course is hard to predict
Drought may have doomed ancient Hittite empire, tree study reveals


The Shake-Up at the CDC Is an Opportunity We Can’t Afford To Miss (proposal here)
Republicans Have Long Called for the Social Security and Medicare Cuts They Are Now Outraged By
A new lens into the overlap of religion and right-wing politics (related post here)
There Is No Dignity in This Kind of America
Trump and $6 million in donations to GOP candidates are partly to thank for Ohio train disaster
You Do Not, Under Any Circumstances, “Gotta Hand It to” Ron DeSantis
The New York Times helped fuel an anti-trans panic in 2022. Will 2023 be any better? (they’ll probably move on to bashing people worried about COVID, so, possibly, yes)
The Percentage Of Black Homeownership East of the Anacostia River Is Declining
What Biden Didn’t Say in the State of the Union
Ron DeSantis once expressed support for privatizing Social Security and Medicare giving his rivals an opening
How Twitter Changed The World, In 25 Tweets
Lost and found: Codebreakers decipher 50+ letters of Mary, Queen of Scots
GOP boos fool no one: Everyone knows Republicans want to slash Social Security and Medicare
Ron DeSantis Is a Man Of No Qualities. As Ron DeSantis provides safe harbor for oppression in Florida and exports bad policy across the country, it’s clear that he represents an existential threat to American democracy—even if he fails to become president.
Exxon Retreats From Major Climate Effort to Make Biofuels From Algae
Starbucks Asked a COVID-Positive Employee to Work, Then Fired Him for Tweeting About It
Always Covering
Elon Musk fires a top Twitter engineer over his declining view count
Missouri Anti-trans “Whistleblower” Story Is A Manufactured Controversy – Point By Point
House GOP hearing exposes Trump’s complete takeover: Republicans are now a collection of crybabies
Roger Ailes Stole My Wallet Every Day For 10 Years
Republicans Are Starting to Discuss Which Groups To Cast Out of Democratic Society
The making of Anna Paulina Luna. Luna’s sharp turn to the right, her account of an isolated and impoverished childhood, and her embrace of her Hispanic heritage have surprised some friends and family who knew her before her ascent to the U.S. House this year.
As the pandemic ebbs, an influential COVID tracker shuts down
Why antibiotics should be treated as a national security imperative

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