Links 3/7/23

Links for you. Science:

Epidemiologic Assessment of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Presentation in NYC During COVID-19 (free preprint here)
A push-back on those who continue to say randomized controlled trials (RCT) are the “gold standard” for answering questions in science.
Do masks work? (important)
Intrinsic and effective severity of COVID-19 cases infected with the ancestral strain and Omicron BA.2 variant in Hong Kong
Effect of Predeparture Testing on Postarrival SARS-CoV-2–Positive Test Results Among International Travelers — CDC Traveler-Based Genomic Surveillance Program, Four U.S. Airports, March–September 2022
Genomic Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission among University Students in Western Pennsylvania


Fixing U.S. public health will require a health-systems revolution — and for physicians to take a backseat (excellent)
D.C. Tenants in Rent Controlled Units Could See as Much as 8.9 Percent Increases: The rent is already too damn high, and the Rental Housing Commission just OK’d a historic rent increase. (paying more for housing that the mayor and the D.C. Council would like many employees to spend less time in by sending people back to the office…)
The Effort to Rewrite Our National Memory of January 6 Is in Full Swing. An effort to blacklist former J6 committee staffers is another front in Republicans’ attack on truth.
The same old war it’s always been: The Right’s claims of AI “bias” are just the latest in the long line of insincere ref-working — and the latest in a long line of racists trying to impose their racism on all of us (excellent)
Moral Authority
A Trump-DeSantis Origin Story
Your ‘Simple Solution’ To Section 230 Is Bad: Julia Angwin Edition
Flooded with AI-created content, a sci-fi magazine suspends submissions
Metro Exploring “Open Gangway” For Its 8000-Series Trains (“Some said they didn’t want marijuana smoke to waft through an entire train, instead of being limited to a single car.” The janky is stanky)
Explain DC to Me Like I’m a Golden Retriever: The Supreme Court Case That Could Break the Internet
Russian propagandists are buying Twitter blue-check verifications
The Bloodthirsty Authoritarian
‘Incredibly damning:’ Fox News documents stun some legal experts
The Midwestern Voters Who Don’t Like Democrats, But Do Like Their Ideas
Bloodied Wagner fighters captured in Ukraine recount path from prison to war
One Texas Judge Will Decide Fate of Abortion Pill Used by Millions of American Women
Republican elites fear the monster they created
Kevin McCarthy’s Jan. 6 footage stunt demands a real response
Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Civil War: The congresswoman is too influential within the GOP—and too representative of its views—for her calls for secession to be dismissed.
Here’s How Ukraine Could Retake Crimea
What Happened to Us: Most Americans think they know the story of the pandemic. But when I immersed myself in a Covid oral-history project, I realized how much we’re still missing.
How good are generational boundaries at actually capturing generations?
Congressional Crypto Defenders Accidentally Sparked an SEC Crackdown
After uproar, society backpedals from actions against scientists who staged climate protest at meeting: American Geophysical Union agrees to restore researchers’ abstracts but stands by their expulsion from conference (cancel culture tho)
How The Cool Kid Of Progressive Politics Gambled It All Away
Ike Barinholtz on Having “7 Side Hustles” and the Truth About Cancel Culture
Which U.S. cities will fare best in a warming world — and which will be hit hardest?

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