Monthly Archives: March 2020

Links 3/31/20

Links for you. Science: FDA authorizes first rapid ‘point-of-care’ test for coronavirus (most hospitals already have the machine, so this can be deployed very quickly–might have been by the time this list o’links has spooled out) An orally bioavailable broad-spectrum … Continue reading

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Questions D.C. Journalists Should Ask about COVID-19

And I don’t mean Wor-Shing-Tun, I mean D.C. local reporters (though if other local and state level journalists ask these questions, that would help their own communities). On the whole, D.C.’s response to COVID-19 has been reasonably good. The city … Continue reading

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Links 3/30/20

Links for you. Science: Why the Coronavirus Has Been So Successful: We’ve known about SARS-CoV-2 for only three months, but scientists can make some educated guesses about where it came from and why it’s behaving in such an extreme way. … Continue reading

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Richard Epstein’s No Good Interview with Issac Chotiner

There are two rules in life: “Never get involved in a land war in Asia” Never agree to an interview with Issac Chotiner. (for the Princess Bride fans). Libertarian ‘thinker’ Richard Epstein, after arguing that the mortality from COVID-19 would … Continue reading

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Links 3/29/20

Links for you. Science: You Can Help Break the Chain of Transmission Antibiotic Resistance to Ciprofloxacin in Treatment of Salmonella What China’s coronavirus response can teach the rest of the world Can Smart Thermometers Track the Spread of the Coronavirus? … Continue reading

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He’s Just an Exponential Threat

Il Trumpe has even gone to court to try to stop this ad–all hail President SLAPP: Kidding aside, if he had done his job competently–and he was warned–we likely wouldn’t be in the mess we are in today. But he … Continue reading

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Links 3/28/20

Links for you. Science: SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing Resources NASA Fixes Mars Lander By Telling It to Hit Itself With a Shovel New blood tests for antibodies could show true scale of coronavirus pandemic A made-in-Canada solution to the coronavirus outbreak? Evolution … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist links: The Cystem Is the Virus A Neglected Point about COVID-19 Testing The Problem with the Word ‘Mild’ We Need a Word Other Than “Lockdown” Conflating Mild and Moderate Republicans to D.C.: Drop Dead

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Lins 3/27/20

Links for you. Science: The Coronavirus Is Here to Stay, So What Happens Next? There may be two to four more rounds of social distancing before this is over. Here’s what to expect. Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Surveillance and … Continue reading

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Republicans to D.C.: Drop Dead

And I mean D.C., not Wor-Shing-Tun. Because, like D.C. learned when Congress prohibited needle exchange, our lives are put at risk when we lack the same rights as other Americans (boldface mine): D.C. officials are crying foul over a provision … Continue reading

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