Links 8/9/23

Links for you. Science:

A Crucial Early Warning System for Disease Outbreaks Is in Jeopardy: The ProMED website and listserv, which broke the news of the arrival of Covid, SARS, and MERS, is now caught between financial shortfalls and staff turmoil. (wrote about this here and here)
World has first real taste of life at 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial times
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Inpatient Antibiotic Use in the United States, January 2019 through July 2022
Towards a post-pandemic future for global pathogen genome sequencing
A 14th century CE Brucella melitensis genome and the recent expansion of the Western Mediterranean clade
Effect of veterinary feed directive rule changes on tetracycline-resistant and erythromycin-resistant bacteria (Salmonella, Escherichia, and Campylobacter) in retail meats in the United States


The Christian Right’s Deal With the Devil
Death Spiral of Hollywood Monopolies
The Megan Rapinoe Era Only Ends When We Stop Fighting Back
Trafficking Survivors and Advocates Are Being Harassed by ‘Sound of Freedom’ Fans
White House urges federal workers to return to office this fall (just in time for RSV, influenza, and COVID! Zients is fucking awful)
“AI” Hurts Consumers and Workers — and Isn’t Intelligent
And Why Would They Think That
They’re All Like That: What I Learned About The Right Up Close (I think this underestimates their cynicism)
Councilmember Paladino champions landlords while questions linger about renters in her Queens home (this is not a ‘liberal’ Democrat btw)
The Wealthy Are Not Like You and Me–Our Terminally Stratified Society
America’s largest hospital chain has an algorithmic death panel
Trump broke his promise to these Ohio workers. Will Biden step in?
Ignoring COVID-19 is still not an option for most Americans (when Trump’s Surgeon General is better than Biden’s COVID czar…)
What Cuisine Means to Taiwan’s Identity and Its Clash With China
Florida approves materials intended to ‘indoctrinate’ kids
Angus Deaton on How Neoliberal Ideology Produced Abject US Falling Life Expectancy for Less Educated
In D.C.-paid housing, he tried to stay sober as drug dealers took hold (this is what the building is like–small apartments, but not a bad building at all)
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s super PAC is paying thousands of dollars to a fringe outlet that posts anti-Black, anti-LGBTQ, and election denial content
The right-wing backlash against the US women’s national soccer team, explained: The real reason why the US women’s national soccer team lost.
His Recycling Symbol Is Everywhere. The E.P.A. Says It Shouldn’t Be.
The dualities of Trump coverage (“…it is, in the broadest sense, abundantly clear that Trump attempted a coup, or something like it, in the run-up to January 6—we all saw it happen. As the case goes forward, much coverage will rightly parse its legal technicalities… But we must be careful not to be led too far into a thicket of sophistry.” Indeed.)
Climate Is Now a Culture War Issue (“culture war” is conservative identity politics)
A D.C. Employee Got Caught Doing Favors for a Contractor Sending Him Sexy Photos
Democrats Are Handling the Hunter Biden Story Wrong
They were handing out free masks outside an Albuquerque hospital. Then security stepped in. New mutual aid network distributing thousands of masks, want health care settings to keep or return masking safety measures
White House unveils wage rule for federal projects, in win for unions

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1 Response to Links 8/9/23

  1. Torrbear Assmussen says:

    Fuck you, Mike

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