Links 4/20/23

Links for you. Science:

Mucosal vaccines for SARS-CoV-2: scientific gaps and opportunities—workshop report
Fungal infection outbreak affects 90+ workers at Escanaba paper mill
Enhanced inhibition of MHC-I expression by SARS-CoV-2 Omicron subvariants
Improved interpretability of bacterial genome-wide associations using gene cluster centric k-mers
COVID Omicron variant infection deadlier than flu
The virological characteristics of XBB.1.16 (preprint here)


The Long Covid Revolution: Millions of American adults are impaired by long Covid. They have a vision for what our society owes to chronically ill and disabled people.
Progressives Aren’t Hurting the Democratic Party—In Fact, They’re The Only Thing Saving It
The Corrupt Courts and the Feckless Senate Judiciary Committee. Negligent Democratic leadership won’t challenge Clarence Thomas and other lawless judges.
Clarence Thomas Proves It’s Time for Supreme Court Term Limits
What Really Happened at Waco: Thirty years later, an avoidable tragedy has spawned a politically ascendant mythology.
Carl Townsley’s Accountability Trap
When ‘law and order’ means neither. Pardoning a man convicted of murdering a Black Lives Matter protester in Texas is an endorsement of white vigilantism.
Clarence Thomas has for years claimed income from a defunct real estate firm
Student homelessness can be reduced. Here’s how.
In Which Conservative Justices Ponder Just How Far They Will Go
Companies hate remote work — till it’s time to fire you
Ending the COVID emergency will further harm Black maternal mortality
A year ago, Musk asked, ‘Is Twitter dying?’ He may have his answer.
The day the book banners lost in Pennsylvania’s culture wars
From passion to pariah: How Washington fell out of love with its NFL team — and came to despise its owner.
Pro-Choice America
The lighting in your home could be affecting your mood
NYT Blames US Public for Collapse of Pandemic Safety Net
Teachers nationwide are flummoxed by students’ newfound chess obsession
“If You’re Getting a W-2, You’re a Sucker”
Remember Super Giant, the pioneering grocery store/department store?
Can Movements Stop Politicians From Selling Out?
Republicans’ Self-Inflicted Budget Impasse
Tackling the biggest fraud in US history – pandemic relief
The Corrupted Federal Judiciary
Covid is still a leading cause of death as the virus recedes But many Americans dispute the data and the risks — much as they have throughout the pandemic

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