Links 5/30/23

Links for you. Science:

Bivalent COVID vaccine efficacy at 6 months: 24% against hospitalization, strong against death
What to know about the Powassan virus disease, a tick-borne illness
Disrupted seasonality and association of COVID-19 with medically attended respiratory syncytial virus infections among young children in the US: January 2010–January 2023
Association of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination or Infection With Bell Palsy
Dichotomy of neutralizing antibody, B cell and T cell responses to SARS-CoV-2 vaccination and protection in healthy adults
The Latest COVID Variants Have a Surprising Feature in Common


As Deals Go, This Is One of Them
Russians snitch on Russians who oppose war with Soviet-style denunciations
Disney and the Great Streaming Purge
At all levels of public office, threats now come with the job
A Public Health Expert Explains How We Can Actually Reduce Gun Deaths
Boebert dismisses antisemitism push as effort to target conservatives
The debt ceiling fiasco is Joe Manchin’s fault
Nikki Haley let the Confederate flag fly until a massacre forced her hand
A Far Right Moms Group Is Targeting Students. These Women Are Fighting Back. “We treat Moms for Liberty like the KKK. If you knew that a KKK meeting was happening in a church down the street from your house, everyone would be alarmed.”
Content moderation is the product: Some thoughts on the current slate of would-be Twitter-slayers
Massachusetts spends thousands more on school construction aid for white students than for students of color
The No Good, Not That Bad Debt Ceiling Deal: Extortion paid off, but only a little bit.
Teaching is increasingly difficult. So why stay in that job?
DeSantis And Trump Fight Over Who Handled The COVID-19 Pandemic Worse
Fixer-uppers with waterfront views: The US is unloading lighthouses
A Liberalism That Builds Power
Georgia GOP Chair Goes Full Flat-Earth, Says Globes Are Part of a Conspiracy
How to Humiliate an Economist
Obama, You Bum, You Are the Past and Unions Are the Future. An old rich guy basks in his irrelevance.
Who is Nate Paul? A look at the developer at the center of Texas’ impeachment scandal
Underexposure Exposed
Hugely Profitable And Consolidated Streaming Platforms Suddenly Too Cheap To Pay Residuals And Writers, Or Keep Niche Shows Online
Colorado’s Ingenious Idea for Solving the Housing Crisis (might have more to say about this)
Tuberville on inner city teachers: ‘I don’t know whether they can read and write’
Portland Public Schools secures 3,500 air purifiers to improve classroom air flow

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