Links for you. Science:
Where the ‘Wood-Wide Web’ Narrative Went Wrong
Deep learning-guided discovery of an antibiotic targeting Acinetobacter baumannii
What is long covid? For the first time, a new study defines it. (note this is a very strict definition of long COVID)
Coronavirus sampling and surveillance in bats from 1996–2019: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Funders thought watching bats wasn’t important. Then she helped solve the mystery of a deadly virus. (this is the kind of research that dies with budget cuts…)
SARS-CoV-2 omicron sub-lineages differentially modulate interferon response in human lung epithelial cells
Biden plans to pick physician Mandy Cohen to lead CDC. Former North Carolina health secretary would take over sprawling public health agency
After N.B.’s deadliest year, COVID-related strokes and heart attacks are in the spotlight
Is COVID back in NYC? Wastewater surveillance shows virus is rising. (>50/100,000 daily new infections, which used to be considered off the charts)
Christopher Rufo Launched the Critical Race Theory Panic. He Isn’t Done.
In a deep red Florida county, a student-teacher revolt shames the right
Biden Is Ignoring the Menace of Mega-EVs
Mayor Adams agrees to 2 days of remote work as city worker shortage continues
Days of Plunder: Two new books call ‘private equity’ what it actually is, but neither offers much hope for emancipation from our eternal hostile takeover.
The Bad Thing Henry Kissinger Did That You Don’t Even Know About
Work Requirements Just Won’t Die
How to Cover a Presidential Campaign: Hollowing out government capacity and leveraging executive power to harm political enemies is at the heart of the Trump-DeSantis project. Will we hear about that?
Anatomy of a Murder: How the Democratic Party Crashed in Florida. Donors wanted “long-term progressive infrastructure” in the Sunshine State. It killed the Democratic party.
Twitter just closed the book on academic research: Twitter was once an indispensable resource for academic research. That’s changed under Elon Musk.
Don’t Expect DeSantis to Deliver the GOP from Trumpian Abuses of Power: The Florida governor is all too happy to follow the Trump model of busting norms and cutting ethical corners.
Inside the Meltdown at CNN: CEO Chris Licht felt he was on a mission to restore the network’s reputation for serious journalism. How did it all go wrong?
The Man Who Knows What the World’s Richest People Want (and How To Get It)
I Was Vermont’s Democratic Nominee for Governor. I Have A Grave Warning for My Party. I am publicly pleading with the party that chose me as its standard-bearer to reverse a decision that will turbocharge our state’s homelessness crisis.
Deal of Misfortune
Next pandemic, let Cuba vaccinate the world
Voices in the Vacuum
On Covid, the past is being erased and the present ignored
NPS To Raise Tidal Basin Walkways 5 Feet To Account For Sea Level Rise
Five Things We Learned From D.C. Council’s Roundtable On Dangerous Driving And Traffic Enforcement
Are you middle class?
For Media, Giving in to Debt Limit Blackmail Was a Triumph of Bipartisanship