Links 3/22/23

Links for you. Science:

California’s ‘Zombie Forests’ Are Cheating Death—but Maybe Not for Long
Scientists have revived a ‘zombie’ virus that spent 48,500 years frozen in permafrost
The Next Stage of COVID Is Starting Now. What happens when everyone first gets immunity to the coronavirus as a very young kid?
Imprinted hybrid immunity against XBB reinfection
SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccines decouple anti-viral immunity from humoral autoimmunity (good!)
Children infected with Omicron more likely to have repeat ER visits (paper here)


Higher education is shockingly right-wing (excellent, must-read)
Pandemic stress, gangs and fear fueled rise in teen shootings
People Are Made Of People
Silicon Valley Bank Used Former McCarthy Staffers to Weaken Regulations, Lobby FDIC
Contenders Are Lining Up for the Ward 8 Council Race, As Rumors About Trayon White’s Future Heat Up
How Rod Dreher’s Blog Got a Little “Too Weird” for The American Conservative
Silicon Valley Bank wasn’t “woke”: Tech billionaires are just as bad as Wall Street bros. Ignore GOP hype about the “liberal” tech industry — reckless, entitled libertarianism is what fuels Silicon Valley
U.S. government agencies may have been double billed for projects in Wuhan, China, records indicate; probe launched
US agencies debunk Florida surgeon general’s vaccine claims
Vanishing phone customer support is driving us all insane
The Answer to the Silicon Valley Bank Bailout: Federal Reserve Banking
Silicon Valley is again in denial about its dependency on the feds
D.C. Is Giving Preschool Teachers A Pay Bump. Here’s How It’s Making A Difference To Them
How ditching America’s ‘bootstraps’ myth can open up politics
A Really Bad Tweet (wrote about this here)
Silicon Valley Was Unstoppable. Now It’s Just a House of Cards.
The Evolution Of Dumb Defenses
Patricia Schroeder, congresswoman who wielded barbed wit, dies at 82
‘Fosbury Flop’ high jumper Dick Fosbury dies at 76
All the Things We Do Not Know About SVB
Fathers Gained Family Time in the Pandemic. Many Don’t Want to Give It Back.
Local Md. officials plead for state aid as pandemic rent relief wanes
Barney Frank’s Signature Bank Compensation
Complete Scam
Matt Gaetz hires self-described ‘raging misogynist’ Andrew Kloster for obvious reasons

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