Links 9/4/23

Links for you. Science:

Emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern potentially expand host range to chickens: insights from AXL, NRP1 and ACE2 receptors
An efficient and robust ABC approach to infer the rate and strength of adaptation
Here’s when humans nearly went extinct, reveals new study
Adaptive variations in SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins: effects on distinct virus-cell entry stages
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in Australia – worth not(ify)ing
Drought Reveals 113-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Tracks in Texas


It seems like everyone has Covid-19. Here’s why this wave is probably worse than official data suggests (very good)
How Nebraska Became a Volleyball Paradise: Covid-19 is back on the rise. We must take precautions, or we could again lose the type of joy that 92,003 fans experienced at Memorial Stadium this week.
A threatened auto workers strike poses trouble for Biden’s reelection
Progressives Need to Have Real Answers on Crime
A Boston shelter tried a new approach to finding women stable housing. Three years later, its success is clear.
We Have the Solution to Child Poverty. Republicans Are Blocking It.
How an offer by Dr. Rochelle Walensky to donate blood sparked an eight-year mission to change the nation’s antiquated rules (also inadvertently highlights Walensky’s cluelessness)
Biden’s Bold Move on Drug Prices Gives the GOP Two Choices: Change the Subject, or Lie
Do diversion programs actually curb youth violence? Experts say yes.
The Limits of Vivek Ramaswamy’s Racist Con Game
Injured person reportedly dies after Cruise cars block first responders (they might be coming to D.C.)
Make the Wayback Machine the real internet.
A Stain Not Easily Removed
Saudi man sentenced to death for tweets in harshest verdict yet for online critics
The Soros fellowship Vivek Ramaswamy doesn’t want you to know about
Ex-employee sues CPAC alleging racial bias, defamation by Schlapp, others (but what did she expect? Racial harassment is their stated policy preference…)
How Vivek Ramaswamy, a Hindu, Is Aligning Himself With Christian Nationalists
Here’s my AI policy for students: I don’t have one
Should progressives want the support of the ruling classes? (oof)
Bosses mean it this time: Return to the office or get a new job!
Billionaires’ Secretive Plan to Build a New City Is Backfiring
A D.C. grocery store is removing Tide, Colgate and Advil to deter theft
Leopards ate the face of this conservative Idaho community
D.C. spent $4 million for bikes at Union Station. Suit seeks to evict it over $150. The complaint also alleges the District Department of Transportation abandoned the facility at Union Station and broke provisions in its lease (the Bowser administration is awful at actually administrating)
Barbara Lee Introduced A Solid American Wealth Tax That Makes Sense

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