Monthly Archives: July 2020

Links 7/31/20

Links for you. Science: You Can Stop Cleaning Your Mail Now. People are power scrubbing their way to a false sense of security. Sultry Nights and Magnolia Trees: New York City Is Now Subtropical Estimating Global Epidemiology of Low-Pathogenic Human … Continue reading

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Personnel Is Policy

And if we’re fortunate enough not to have a second Trump term, we need to pay attention to whom Biden appoints to key positions. In terms of economics, Robert Kuttner points out what rank-and-file Democrats need to get ready to … Continue reading

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Links 7/30/20

Links for you. Science: Handyfuge-LAMP: low-cost and electricity-free centrifugation for isothermal SARS-CoV-2 detection in saliva. Fighting COVID-19: Integrated Micro- and Nanosystems for Viral Infection Diagnostics Space Oddity The explosion of new coronavirus tests that could help to end the pandemic … Continue reading

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We’re Switching to Prevalence. Now We Just Need to Get It Right.

Many moons ago, which is to say in early June, some asshole with a blog noted that, instead of using fourteen-day declines–a policy pushed by the conservative failtank AEI and adopted by the CDC–we needed to use prevalence measures. That … Continue reading

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Links 7/29/20

Links for you. Science: NIH to start ‘flurry’ of large studies of potential Covid-19 treatments How California went from coronavirus success story to disaster — and how it can regain control Ancient teeth show history of epidemics is much older … Continue reading

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On the Lincoln Project

Because I just can’t discuss our constant COVID-19 policy failures all the time. By now, you might have stumbled across a political ad by the Lincoln Project, a group of former Republican operatives and advisors who have committed themselves to … Continue reading

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Links 7/28/20

Links for you. Science: Changes in colistin resistance and mcr-1 abundance in Escherichia coli of animal and human origins following the ban of colistin-positive additives in China: an epidemiological comparative study There Are Wasps in the Yard. You’d Better Get … Continue reading

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Accentuate the Percent Positive?

Unlike economic policy, where there are at least some reporters and pundits who aren’t complete fucking nitwits and understand things, epidemiology is new to most of the chattering class. This creates a lot of confusion, which is the last thing … Continue reading

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Links 7/27/20

Links for you. Science: Covid-19 Vaccines With ‘Minor Side Effects’ Could Still Be Pretty Bad: The risk of nasty side effects in the Moderna and Oxford trials should be made clear now, before it ends up as fodder for the … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in the District Is Not Good

And, I’m sorry, “But at least we’re not Florida” isn’t going to cut it. As of Sunday evening, the two-week prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in D.C. was still above 0.1%, and is worse than it was last week (0.129% versus 0.104% … Continue reading

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