Links 3/19/23

Links for you. Science:

Excess cardiovascular mortality across multiple COVID-19 waves in the United States from March 2020 to March 2022
Mathematicians Roll Dice and Get Rock-Paper-Scissors
Fed up and burnt out: ‘quiet quitting’ hits academia (even as administrators have increased, the non-teaching or -research related work for faculty doesn’t seem to have declined…)
Dunk Was Chunky, but Still Deadly
What the dogs of Chernobyl can teach us about life at the edge
Hospital Outcomes of Community-Acquired SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant Infection Compared With Influenza Infection in Switzerland


Statehood of Emergency (excellent, must-read)
Shrugging in the shadow of a monster: The right-wing media despises its own supporters. That’s dangerous for all of us. (excellent)
One of the biggest political scandals of our time is coming to a head today. Democratic leaders just announced they will vote with the far-right to overturn a democratically passed DC law. The story is important, and full of weird lies.
House GOP’s COVID Hearing Features Advocate Of Racist Theories About Genetics
The Louisville Metro Police Were a Weapon Turned Against the City
SF Housing Nonprofit Spends Big on Politics. Tenants Deal With Infestations, Overdoses (too many state and local Democrats suck at governance)
Hijacking home rule. (excellent, but behind paywall)
More than 3 in 4 D.C. residents feel safe, Post-Schar School poll finds
Trump is already winning the “war” with Fox News
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Last Act
In Florida, far-right groups look to seize the moment
Here’s Why the Science Is Clear That Masks Work (free link here)
Ron DeSantis’s book ban mania targets Jodi Picoult — and she hits back
America shut down in response to covid. Would we ever do it again?
Report says long COVID could impact economy and be ‘mass disabling event’ in Canada
How TikTok Helped Cause A Surge In Auto Thefts
Now We Have to Worry about Misogynistic Neo-Nazi Jihadist Satanists Infiltrating the Military?
A Startling Document Predicted Jan. 6. Democrats Are Missing Its Other Warnings.
ONS Covid infection survey paused after 3 years, leaving no official method for tracking virus (this is really bad)
Fox News May Finally Pay the Price for Its Lies
Confronting the evolution and expansion of anti-vaccine activism in the USA in the COVID-19 era
Elon Musk’s Compelling Case for Worst Human of 2023
The latest sign the White House Covid operations are winding down? Its proposed budget. (maybe making the failed COVID czar White House Chief of Staff wasn’t such a great idea…)
The Tennessee House Just Passed a Bill Completely Gutting Marriage Equality: The bill could allow county clerks to deny marriage licenses to same-sex, interfaith, or interracial couples in Tennessee.

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