Monthly Archives: July 2020

Links 7/26/20

Links for you. Science: Scientists accidentally create the “sturddlefish” — a new fish hybrid from two endangered species This makeup ingredient could destroy 99% of ‘forever chemicals’ The people with hidden immunity against Covid-19 Civil War-era smallpox vaccination kits offer … Continue reading

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Writing on the Wall?

Observed at the corner of 17th and Corocoran Streets, NW, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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Links 7/25/20

Links for you. Science: How Long Does COVID-19 Immunity Last? An invisible hand: Patients aren’t being told about the AI systems advising their care America’s Innovation Engine Is Slowing Evolutionary Stabilization of Cooperative Toxin Production through a Bacterium-Plasmid-Phage Interplay Random … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: Washington Daisies D.C. Has Pissed Away All of the Hard Work COVID-19: What the Administration Knows and What They’re Telling Us COVID-19 IT: Following the Money D.C.’s COVID-19 Plan A Isn’t Working, Time for … Continue reading

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Links 7/24/20

Links for you. Science: SARS-CoV-2 Phylogenetic Analysis, Lazio Region, Italy, February–March 2020 Decreased Influenza Incidence under COVID-19 Control Measures, Singapore Estimated Community Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies — Two Georgia Counties, April 28–May 3, 2020 (small sample from late April/early May) … Continue reading

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Why Trump’s Reaction Is Different

There has been, understanbly, tons of comment about Trump et alia’s creation of a de facto federal police, ostensibly in response to protests in Portland (it’s laughable to call graffiti over a 12 square block area a riot). It is … Continue reading

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Links 7/23/20

Links for you. Science: A yearslong push to remove racist bias from kidney testing gains new ground During Coronavirus Lockdowns, Some Doctors Wondered: Where Are the Preemies? Inside Johnson & Johnson’s Nonstop Hunt for a Coronavirus Vaccine. In Boston and … Continue reading

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D.C.’s COVID-19 Plan A Isn’t Working, Time for Plan B

Regular readers will know that I’m not happy with the state of affairs in D.C. (not Wor-Shing-Tun, but actual D.C.) regarding COVID-19. The short version is that, after delaying too long in shutting things down, D.C. got really close to … Continue reading

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Links 7/22/20

Links for you. Science: Lyme disease continues to spread. Can a seasonal shot help slow the spread of the tick-borne illness? Free saliva-based COVID-19 tests begin at University of Illinois, but school won’t say if students are required to take … Continue reading

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COVID-19 IT: Following the Money

Last week, there was a bit of a dustup over the administration’s decision to have COID-19 hospital data sent to HHS directly and not sent to the CDC. While I think that’s a bad move, largely because it will take … Continue reading

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