Beats Lysol: “The Covid-19 vaccines have kept more than 18.5 million people in the US out of the hospital and saved more than 3.2 million lives, a new study says – and that estimate is most likely a conservative one.” (In the numerical, not political, sense.) Meanwhile, authorities are urging indoor masking in major cities as the ‘tripledemic’ rages.

+ Mark History: “Mark, in seeing what’s happening so quickly, and reading about the Dominion law suits attempting to stop any meaningful investigation we are at a point of no return in saving our Republic !! Our LAST HOPE is invoking Marshall Law!! PLEASE URGE TO PRESIDENT TO DO SO!!” It was worse and more widespread than we thought. TPM: Mark Meadows Exchanged Texts With 34 Members Of Congress About Plans To Overturn The 2020 Election. (Or, meet the spelling-challenged folks about to control the House.)

+ American Patriots: “Ukraine has been calling for the US to send the advanced long-range air defense system that is highly effective at intercepting ballistic and cruise missiles as it comes under a barrage of Russian missile and drone attacks that have destroyed key infrastructure across the country.” CNN: US finalizing plans to send Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine.

+ QElon: “Yoel Roth, Elon Musk’s former right-hand man who was instrumental to the new era of Twitter, has reportedly been forced to flee his home, likely in the Bay Area, after getting harassed by Musk and his supporters.” Also. Twitter has dissolved its Trust and Safety Council.

+ Trooper Tenure: “Less than a year after joining the San Francisco Police Department in 2014, Rodger Ponce De Leon heard out of the blue from a teenager. They became Facebook friends, swapped nude photos and ultimately wound up in Ponce De Leon’s car, where he snorted cocaine, she smoked meth and they had sex.” So what’s that officer still doing with a high-paying job in windowless room in the department? SF Standard explains: It Takes More Than That To Get Fired From SFPD.

+ Bored Ape Yahtzee: “More than 2,000 people were crammed into a Brooklyn warehouse for the occasion. Shielded from a cold November night, partygoers indulged in an open bar lit up by the blue, green and red strobe lights pulsing through the makeshift club. Following appearances by Beck, Chris Rock and Aziz Ansari, the main event of the evening was a performance by The Strokes. Wylie Aronow was swaying with his girlfriend as they listened to the live set, when she turned to him and uttered three surreal words: ‘You did this.'” But what exactly did they do? CNET: Inside the Bored Ape Yacht Club’s $4 Billion Metaverse Bet. “In an area where scams and fraudsters are ubiquitous … Yuga Labs aims to prove that Web3 can not only be legitimate, but is in fact the future.”