Links 3/3/23

Links for you. Science:

Longitudinal whole-genome sequence characterization of a persistent SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.5 infection in an immunocompromised patient successfully treated with sotrovimab 1000 mg.
Antimicrobial for 7 or 14 days for febrile urinary tract infection in men: a multicenter noninferiority double blind placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial (keep hearing about how we should limit duration of therapy. Maybe not always?)
Successful combination treatment for persistent SARS-CoV-2 infection
In vivo efficacy & resistance prevention of cefiderocol in combination with ceftazidime/avibactam, ampicillin/sulbactam or meropenem using human-simulated regimens versus Acinetobacter baumannii
A Research and Development (R&D) Roadmap for Broadly Protective Coronavirus Vaccines: A Pandemic Preparedness Strategy
Low Viral Diversity Limits the Effectiveness of Sequence-Based Transmission Inference for SARS-CoV-2


How to Fight a Holy War: There is no humanity, no subtlety, in a crusade. Just servants of light, and servants of darkness. (must-read)
Why is the Nation’s Doctor Peddling Snake Oil? The Surgeon General’s feel-good messaging about “wellness” obscures America’s ills.
Social Media Is Dying
For poor schools, building repairs zap COVID relief money (though improving ventilation can dramatically improve test scores, so…)
COVID is still killing people every day. But its main victims have changed. Since the end of the first Omicron wave last March, death disparities have reversed, with white people in Massachusetts more likely to die from COVID than Black or Hispanic people, according to a new analysis conducted for the Globe by researchers at Boston University’s School of Public Health.
It isn’t the lines
Just Blame Everything On Trump
Nearly 30 percent of work remains remote as workers dig in
Who Decides for Children?
New York alligator captured in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park
Gerontocracy: the exceptionally old political class that governs the US
Loyalty Bookstores’ Drag Queen Story Hour Targeted By Anti-LGTBQ Protestors
You Can’t Save Democracy in a Jewish State
The right fans a repulsive campaign to racialize the Ohio train disaster (this is correct, but Biden et alia have gone silent, which only hurts. Performative politics matters)
Where Will Journalists Go to De-Twitter?
It’s time for Ward 3 to atone, beginning with the Wardman Park hotel
Neglected Tropical Diseases Are Increasingly Common In Impoverished Areas Of U.S.: Sen. Booker Reintroduces A Bill To Help Eliminate Such Diseases
Sanders targets drug companies over COVID-19 vaccine price hikes, high prescription costs
America’s afternoon afterthought: The hours between school dismissal and the end of the workday are a mess. They don’t have to be.
Buttigieg unveils freight rail reforms in wake of East Palestine derailment
How to Start Your Blog in 2023
Water Testing After Ohio Derailment — Led By Rail Company Itself — Condemned As ‘Sloppy’
How ‘Buy Nothing’ Groups Bring Locals Together … And Tear Them Apart
How An Airline Crisis Turned Pete Buttigieg’s DOT Dream Into A Nightmare
A four-day workweek pilot was so successful most firms say they won’t go back: 15 percent of employees who participated said that “no amount of money” would convince them to go back to working five days a week
D.C. To Start Offering ‘We Demand Statehood’ License Plates This Year

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