Monthly Archives: August 2020

Links 8/11/20

Links for you. Science: Immunology Is Where Intuition Goes to Die: Which is too bad because we really need to understand how the immune system reacts to the coronavirus. (good basic introduction to immunology, accessible to non-biologists) Virginia Is the … Continue reading

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Why I’m Nervous about the 2020 Presidential Election: It’s the Map, Stupid

And if Oliver Willis stumbles across this, he might yell at me for being pessimistic. Onward comrades… Leaving aside Biden’s flaws–and he still has them, but that’s preferable to a mass murderer–what worries me is the Electoral College. Consider this … Continue reading

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Links 8/10/20

Links for you. Science: “Zombie cicadas” infected with mind-controlling fungus return to West Virginia Statement from Yale Faculty on Hydroxychloroquine and its Use in COVID-19 I Was Wrong: We Can’t Skip Phase 3 Vaccine Trials Masks Do More Than Protect … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Not Heading in the Right Direction

It’s a mixed bag, Wards 1, 2, and 3 are doing better, while the rest are holding steady or getting worse. “Holding steady” is doing a lot of work, as the city as a whole and Wards 4 – 8 … Continue reading

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Links 8/9/20

Links for you. Science: School closures in spring linked to drastic decrease in Covid-19 cases and deaths With coronavirus keeping commuters at home, soot pollution in Cleveland, Akron down significantly California COVID-19 cases spiked after July 4th. Family gatherings helped … Continue reading

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Urns in a Garden

This is perhaps my favorite yard in D.C. I’ve never been able to do it justice–and I don’t think this shot does either–but this picture is better than most I’ve managed. Observed on 16th Street NW, between Vermont and T, … Continue reading

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Links 8/8/20

Links for you. Science: What the government must do to successfully administer a covid-19 vaccine To save the hemlock, scientists turn to genetics and natural predators The antiseptic Miramistin: a review of its comparative in vitro and clinical activity Additive … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist links: Pink on Swann The State of COVID-19 in the District Is Not Good, Especially East of the River The Ongoing Problem with National Democrats We Should Reset, and How It Should Work An Indescribable … Continue reading

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Links 8/7/20

Links for you. Science: Only 1950s Kids Will Recognize This Endangered Fish The Doctor Behind the Disputed Covid Data Report: Coronavirus infected scores of children and staff at Georgia sleep-away camp (short, easy-to-read paper here) What are coronavirus risks from … Continue reading

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Why I Will Try to Vote in Person

The Democratic push to get people to vote by mail is making me a bit nervous. While ballots can be invalidated at any step, it seems easier for someone to disqualify your vote when it’s done absentee (signature challenges and … Continue reading

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