Links 7/28/23

Links for you. Science:

Several large studies show vaccines prevent long COVID-19 (lessen the probability significantly, not prevent)
One in five people who contract the COVID-19 virus don’t get sick. A gene variant may explain why
Incidence and Characteristics in Children with Post–COVID-19 Condition in Sweden
Did Rome fall due to dysgenics? This paper is total bullshit, and the authors are dangerous pseudo-intellectuals
The Ticks Are Winning. Their saliva is a secret weapon.
Scientists detect sign that a crucial ocean current is near collapse


The Rot King: Elon Musk is symbolic of the economic nihilism of the business world
The one way to stop billionaires from ruining our democracy
Student Debtors’ Faith in President Biden Is Tested
Preparing My X-it
What Kind of Villain Doesn’t Clean Up After Their Dog?
‘You Shouldn’t Have to Come to Work for Putin’: Current, Former Employees Accuse the Head of One of D.C.’s Newest Agencies of Running it Into the Ground
GOPers Hit the Half-Drowned Ron with Their Paddles as He Struggles to Climb Back in the Campaign Boat
Black History Is a Casualty in Ron DeSantis’s Christian Nationalist Quest
Sinéad O’Connor, Irish singer of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U,’ dies at 56
Crypto-Fascists and Dead Bounce Ron’s Speed Bumps on the Way to Oblivion (“It’s a generation of young Republican operatives who are fanning out into campaigns, congressional offices and think tanks. They present as edgy young conservatives but are actually wholly immersed in a world of digital racism, incel-drenched misogyny and fascist-curious strongman worship.”)
Comer introduces bill that could let D.C. turn RFK into Commanders home (build more housing instead)
Long Island Town of Huntington Says No to More Apartments: At a heated town meeting, a resident warned “pedophiles or criminals” would move into new housing.
As Hollywood Strikes, Sen. John Fetterman Introduces Food Stamps Bill for Workers on Picket Line
True Life: For reasons I don’t fully understand I bought hundreds of Cold War-era military slides on eBay
‘Pass It, Pass It, Pass It, Pass It, Pass It,’ The President Says About A Bill The GOP Says Will Be Useful To Silence LGBTQ Voices
The gospel according to Sinéad O’Connor: She was right all along
Greta Gerwig’s Lessons From Barbie Land
Elon Musk’s absurd Twitter rebrand: Has the far right finally broken his brain?
The Two Players Who Tell the Story of U.S. Women’s Soccer
An Open Letter to the Biden Administration on Popular Constitutionalism
People Aren’t Facing Up to the Horrors a New Trump Term Would Bring. G’bye, NATO. G’bye, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal. G’bye, democracy. He’s telling us plain as day. Why aren’t people listening?
‘Wellness’ culture has partly replaced beauty culture. But I’m suspicious
The Nightmare of American Public School Teaching: Moral injury is driving teachers out of the profession. Here’s how to help them stay.
Sinéad O’Connor, acclaimed Dublin singer, dies aged 56
‘Time for Congress to Act’: Sanders, Scott Unveil $17 Federal Minimum Wage Bill

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