Links 4/2/23

Links for you. Science:

The effects of COVID-19 on cognitive performance in a community-based cohort: A COVID Symptom Study Biobank observational study
Why the ethics of octopus farming are so troubling
How an early mutation in the COVID-19 virus helped it spread so quickly (my one bad call was thinking D614G didn’t matter much; I subsequently learned to not predict without good molecular data)
A reviewer rejected my paper, and instead suggested me to familiarize myself with the following readings. I could not find them anywhere. (you’ll never believe what happened next!)
Development of Infants Born to COVID-Positive Mothers
Functional Neurological Disorder Emerges After COVID Infection, Vaccines — Long COVID functional manifestations differ from post-vaccine effects (small sample sizes)


Banks should fail much more often
Reckless driving classes, expanded traffic cameras among D.C. plans for bad drivers. With traffic fatalities at a 14-year-high last year, D.C. looks to driver’s license points and other measures to reduce recklessness on city streets
The number of workers below $15 has halved — but the fight isn’t done
Ugh, masks.
Hollywood, music industry brace for a TikTok ban
Paul Vallas’s trail of school privatization
At trial, Gwyneth Paltrow is dressing for where she’d rather be
‘Live free and die’? The sad state of U.S. life expectancy
He’s spent his life trapping animals. Now he’s an endangered species.
What the Heck Is Joe Biden Thinking Lately? After his historic midterm wins, he’s suddenly tacking right. A new hire may be why.
How to flee house arrest in Russia: Escapees tell their secrets
Abortion Wins Elections The fight to make reproductive rights the centerpiece of the Democratic Party’s 2024 agenda.
Speaker removes from committee a Republican who asked fellow lawmaker if she is a pedophile
Kansas City Police targeted minority neighborhoods to meet illegal ticket quotas, lawsuit says (it worked so well in Ferguson tho….)
These Days There’s Space in the Classroom for Assault Weapons But Not Rosa Parks
Illinois’ Bold Move: 60,000 HEPA Air Purifiers To Be Distributed In Schools To Battle Respiratory Viruses
House GOP looks to use Manchin in their debt limit hostage-taking
Works Every Time
New Maryland clinic opening in post-Roe ‘abortion desert’
Did He Do Crimes
‘I’ve learned that things have a cost.’ Meet the migrant children working long hours in factories and fish plants across Mass.
Not A Priority
Grappling With the Overthrow of Reconstruction
People Who Caused Traffic Nightmare At Pretty Tree Festival Complain Of Traffic Nightmare At Pretty Tree Festival
“I call you an idiot and you shut up”: the Free Speech Ballad of Kyle Duncan and Matt Taibbi
John Wick Is a Hollywood Unicorn: The franchise, whose 4th installment hits theaters this week, is the rare modern example of an original Hollywood franchise

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