Links 8/18/23

Links for you. Science:

Impact of SARS-CoV-2 Arrival Surveillance Screening by Nucleic Acid Amplification Versus Rapid Antigen Detection on Subsequent COVID-19 Infections in Military Trainees
Estimating the uncertain effect of the COVID pandemic on drug overdoses
Total and Subgenomic RNA Viral Load in Patients Infected With SARS-CoV-2 Alpha, Delta, and Omicron Variants
Population-Based Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Whole-Genome Sequencing and Contact Tracing During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic in Switzerland
Study: 81% of infants in ICU for RSV were previously healthy, born full-term


San Francisco’s ‘doom loop’ is a warning for every American city. Here’s how we can fix it — before it’s too late. (very good)
New vaccines this fall could curb covid variant, respiratory viruses (“Pfizer, one of the booster manufacturers, had said in June it could have begun distributing its updated booster by the end of July if regulators approved. But neither the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nor the Food and Drug Administration have acted yet.” The Biden Administration’s COVID policies suck ass)
Trump’s Fulton County indictment, unpacked
Marion County attorney withdraws search warrant against Kansas newspaper; returns items
Apocalyptic rhetoric is just as dangerous as the violent kind
Trump Must Go to Jail if Convicted
The Biggest Difference Between the Georgia Indictment and the Jan. 6 Indictment
Under Linda Yaccarino, X is placing ads for major brands on a verified pro-Hitler account
Iowa school district is using ChatGTP to generate a list of books to ban. What could go wrong?
Candidates are Lining Up to Challenge Michael D. Brown in Next Year’s Shadow Senator Race
Lots of Swifties Are Saying They Got COVID After the LA Eras Tour Shows
The Looming Supreme Court Nullification Crisis
The Blind Side Was Always Trash
Are Libraries the Future of Media? Checking out the news at the Albany Public Library
The Evisceration of a Public University: West Virginia University is being gutted, and it’s a preview for what’s in store for higher education.
NYU Professor Locked Out of Twitter After Reportedly Declining to Meet With Elon Musk: Scott Galloway says he was locked out of his account after Elon Musk felt the podcast had “unfairly attacked” him.
Hey, Republicans! It’s Trump who “criminalized politics” by turning GOP into a two-bit mafia
The Two Heroes of the Georgia Indictment: Trump and his mobsters tried to bully election workers Ruby Freeman and Wandrea Moss. They stood their ground.
On the declining relevance of digital petitions: Part 3 in “The MoveOn Effect at 10” series
Trump stiffed his alleged co-conspirators, whose false claims brought in $250 million
Judge who approved raid on Kansas newspaper has history of DUI arrests (the real issue is that she likely wouldn’t have been appointed as a judge in the first place had she been arrested for her multiple DUIs)
After the Trump indictments, where are our lawmakers?
Why pundits still can’t admit they were wrong about abortion
Museum Of Failure Flops Into D.C. Next Month
Requiring ink to scan a document—yet another insult from the printer industry
Donald Trump backstabs Jenna Ellis, Rudy Giuliani

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