Monthly Archives: February 2020

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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Links 2/24/20

Links for you. Science: Here’s what coronavirus does to the body The Proximal Origin of SARS-CoV-2 Working In Science Was A Brutal Education. That’s Why I Left. 747s Carrying Americans Exposed To Coronavirus Used New Quarantine Box For Infected Flyers … Continue reading

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Faith in Polls Not Seen

One of the weird things about the electability debate in the Democratic primary is that it seems utterly divorced from polling data. In particular, the argument is that Sanders can’t win, even though polls have him as competitive, if not … Continue reading

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Links 2/23/20

Links for you. Science: Predicting antimicrobial resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa with machine learning‐enabled molecular diagnostics Opinion: Reproducibility failures are essential to scientific inquiry Meet the Plethodonts: Lungless Salamanders of Roy’s Redwoods How do we test for coronavirus, anyway? Clades of … Continue reading

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Two Bloomberg Tales

While presidential candidate Bloomberg’s record is being extensively discussed, it’s worth remembering the less sexy, somewhat forgotten, but equally bad parts of his tenure, since they reveal quite a bit about what kind of president he would be (hint: indefensible). … Continue reading

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Links 2/22/20

Links for you. Science: Rats will devour your car Trump wants to slash Chesapeake Bay funding. Environmentalists hope Congress steps in again. People Born Blind Are Mysteriously Protected From Schizophrenia Even Brief Exposure To Solitary Confinement May Increase Risk Of … Continue reading

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