Monthly Archives: February 2020

Links 2/29/20

Links for you. Science: How to Report on the COVID-19 Outbreak Responsibly Did dinosaur blood run hot or cold? Their eggshells may hold a clue A Huge Discovery in the World of Viruses: Giant phages have been found in French … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist links: Two Bloomberg Tales Faith in Polls Not Seen There’s More to Healthcare than Bending Cost Curves Like Beckham Bloomberg and How the Teachers’ Revolt Was Disappeared Down the Memory Hole The Danger of Moderation … Continue reading

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Links 2/28/20

Links for you. Science: More than 80 clinical trials launch to test coronavirus treatments Open access journals get a boost from librarians—much to Elsevier’s dismay Please kill your lawn One of the World’s Tiniest Nuclear Plants Is Coming to Idaho … Continue reading

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Viruses Don’t Do Politics

In China, the doctor who first identified COVID-19, and was then accused by local police of spreading false information (and ultimately died from COVID-19), is now being hailed, certainly unofficially, as a hero. One has to wonder if he, or … Continue reading

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Links 2/27/20

Links for you. Science: Bats Harbor Hundreds Of Coronaviruses, And Spillovers Aren’t Rare Oh, No, Not Knotweed! “The disruption is enormous.” Coronavirus epidemic snarls science worldwide I work on human genetics and am honorary professor at the UCL Genetics Institute. … Continue reading

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The Danger of Moderation

One of the problems in all of the election prognostication–leaving aside phenomena like faith in polls not seen–is that people don’t explicitly state their theory of the election (for lack of a better phrase). I’ve argued that low-frequency, likely Democratic … Continue reading

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Links 2/26/20

Links for you. Science: The next chapter for African genomics: Nigeria is poised to become a hub for genetics research, but a few stubborn challenges block the way. Popular preprint servers face closure because of money troubles Should ‘broken’ genes … Continue reading

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Bloomberg and How the Teachers’ Revolt Was Disappeared Down the Memory Hole

It’s always an interesting exercise to see what gets disappeared down the memory hole. Less than two years ago, in state after state, blue, purple, and red, teachers shut down state capitols and forced serious concessions. Yet now, Democratic-aligned pundits, … Continue reading

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Links 2/25/20

Links for you. Science: Remdesivir and chloroquine effectively inhibit the recently emerged novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in vitro In The Fight Against COVID-19, Labs Look To Create Coronavirus Antibodies First Ebola, Now Coronavirus. Why an Omaha Hospital Gets the Toughest Cases. … Continue reading

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There’s More to Healthcare than Bending Cost Curves Like Beckham

One of my concerns, among several, about the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S., as well as our ability to mitigate the damage from an outbreak, is our crappy healthcare system. There are too many assholes who view … Continue reading

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