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New research findings show people infected with the omicron variant, compared to those who caught delta, are around half as likely to develop long Covid. / NPR

See also: Long-term Covid infections give the virus more time for recombination—which it can use to spawn new variants. / Nature

Following yesterday's panel vote, the FDA has now authorized the use of the Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines in children as young as six months. / STAT

US Treasury Dept. data analysts are targeting sanctions on specific aspects of Russia's economy, and say—despite claims to the contrary—the measures are working. / CNN

"We all know that Ukrainians are ready to die for the European perspective." The European Commission recommends Ukraine be formally considered as an EU candidate. / European Commission

Eurovision organizers say that due to the war, Ukraine—having won this year's competition—won't be able to host the event in 2023. / NPR

The UK home secretary has approved the extradition of Julian Assange to the US. Wikileaks says it will appeal the decision. / BBC News

A third of America's top hospitals are sharing patients' sensitive health data with Facebook—including information on those seeking abortions. / The Markup, Reveal

Related: Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Democratic lawmakers announce new, sweeping legislation that would ban the sale of location and health data. / Motherboard

After a lengthy decline, the rate of abortions in the US rose overall in 2020, though dropped—possibly due to the pandemic—in some states that year. / Associated Press

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Watch: Skateboarders falling—again and again—overlaid on the moment they land their tricks. / Vimeo

Believed obsolete, Kevin Kelly's theory that a creator needs 1,000 true fans to make a living again holds water. / The New Yorker

See also: "Too many people compare being a creator to working a traditional job, and so that results in unrealistic expectations." / Simon Owens's Media Newsletter

The chilling irony of seeing a woolly mammoth tusk protruding from a riverbank eroded by climate change. / Mic

"Air pollution now takes more than two years off the global average life expectancy—more than cigarettes, alcohol, or conflict and terrorism." / The Washington Post

Skyward views of tree canopies, embroidered by the artist Sew Beautiful. / Colossal