Links 3/21/23

Links for you. Science:

Efficacy of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and the dose–response relationship with three major antibodies: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
Biden calls for boosts in science spending to keep US competitive
Local scientists hope to create the ultimate COVID vaccine
Mutant, Parasitic Impostor Queens Lurk in Ant Colonies
How the brain senses a flu infection — and orders the body to rest
Hungry moose fingered as possible factor in climate change


Just Pick Up The Phone And Call
Call it what it is (“If there had been no bailout… then the bill would have arrived at the VCs’ door. They are the owners of the tech startup companies, and they would have been the ones responsible for ensuring that those companies could make payroll if they had lost money in a bank failure through no fault of their own. It might not have been pleasant for the VCs to put up more funding, or to admit that their contribution of management expertise and financial acumen had been so spectacularly negative, but they would still have done it.”)
Banning Trans Athletes Is Just the Beginning
The Fed is Breaking Things (and it could get worse)
The Progressive Takeover of Nevada’s Democratic Party Is Falling Apart
But They’re All Important
How Deregulation Created a Corporate Media Nightmare
A Palantir Co-Founder Is Pushing Laws to Criminalize Homeless Encampments Nationwide
Surviving Putin
In Defense of College
Climate gentrification shows the ‘water isn’t here yet, but sharks are at the door’
At Year Three, Americans Split on Whether Pandemic Is Over (interesting data)
SVB Chief Pressed Lawmakers To Weaken Bank Risk Regs
‘The Big Lebowski’ Turns 25: “People Didn’t Get It,” Jeff Bridges Recalls
Drilling for Alaskan Oil May Be Good Politics, But It Still Ends Badly for Everyone
Whose Head At The Fed Should Roll
The Silicon Valley Bank Debacle Was Built on a Hubris We Have Seen Before
How the Cochrane Review went wrong. Report questioning COVID masks blows up, prompts apology
Republicans Would Have Us Forget the Fight for Justice
Feds Move to Rein In “Prior Authorization”, a System Private Health Insurance Use That Harms and Frustrates Patients
Inside Ron DeSantis’s Politicized Removal of an Elected Prosecutor
US Officials Make Non-Bailout Bailout of Silicon Valley and Signature Bank and Continue Class Warfare
The Issue of Curiosity
As California student housing crisis deepens, solutions face roadblocks at UC and elsewhere

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