Links 3/18/23

Links for you. Science:

You can move, but you can’t hide: identification of mobile genetic elements with geNomad
Immunity of heterologous and homologous boosted or convalescent individuals against Omicron BA.1, BA.2 and BA.4/5 variants
Frequent emergence of resistance mutations following complex intra-host genomic dynamics in SARS-CoV-2 patients receiving Sotrovimab
Florida Man Finds Clam Believed to Be 214 Years Old
Outpatient Treatment of COVID-19 and the Development of Long COVID Over 10 Months: A Multi-Center, Quadruple-Blind, Parallel Group Randomized Phase 3 Trial
The fight to keep Ukrainian science alive through a year of war


Senate’s Criminal Code Vote Reveals the Fear That Still Drives America’s Crime Politics (excellent)
Available evidence still points to covid originating from spillover
Inside the Secret Working Group That Helped Push Anti-Trans Laws Across the Country: Leaked emails give a glimpse of the religious-right networks behind transgender healthcare bans.
Indoor air is full of flu and COVID viruses. Will countries clean it up? The current pandemic has focused attention to the importance of healthy indoor air and could spur lasting improvements to the air we breathe.
What Choice Do They Have
Silicon Valley Is Destroying the World
House Select Subcommittee, GBD, and revisionism
The “Imagine If” Game
Los Angeles Is Burning: Ian Winwood on Rock Music in L.A.
Live And Let Live
The fear and fury of these Florida parents
Data Guy All Vibes Now
End to End
A GOP war on ‘woke’? Most Americans view the term as a positive, USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll finds
4 major flaws in calling Republicans the ‘working class’ party
How to minimize COVID’s impacts once the federal emergency “ends”
Long Covid patients face medical debt after insurance denies claims
Chuck E. Cheese Still Uses Floppy Disks To Make Its Rodent Mascot Dance — For Now
This bill could make the four-day workweek a reality. Last week, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) reintroduced legislation to make 32-hour workweeks the national standard
Former Head Of D.C. 911 Agency Sues Mayor Bowser, Alleging Whistleblower Retaliation
The Case for a Primary Challenge to Joe Biden
Why is the Nation’s Doctor Peddling Snake Oil? The Surgeon General’s feel-good messaging about “wellness” obscures America’s ills.
On “Cancel Culture”
U.S. kids face a ‘hunger cliff’ as pandemic aid programs end
How ‘Excuseflation’ Is Keeping Prices — and Corporate Profits — High
Long COVID: 3 years in (“Without specific treatments for long COVID, attention needs to fall on prevention—keeping COVID-19 cases low and ensuring vaccination…”)

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