Monthly Archives: September 2020

Links 9/30/20

Links for you. Science: How to fix public health weaknesses before the next pandemic hits (wrote about one part of this here) Black Microbiologists Push for Visibility Amid a Pandemic Friends of the White Whale Society Presents, You’re Gonna Want … Continue reading

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My HAWT TAEK on Last Night’s Debate

As Eddie Pepitone has said previously about Trump, “We’ve been fucked before. But not like this. This is not subtle.” When the president concludes by asking right wing paramilitaries to disrupt voting and intimidate voters, it makes everything else seem … Continue reading

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Links 9/29/20

Links for you. Science: Brigham and Women’s COVID-19 cluster illustrates challenges in controlling infection Here’s How the Pandemic Finally Ends At the Brigham, ‘battle-weary’ staff may have allowed virus to slip in COVID-19 is political, so scientists should be too. … Continue reading

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When Certain Religions Are No Longer Primus Inter Pares

The nomination of conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett, who is Catholic, has, once again, moved religious conflict into the political arena (let’s be clear, this is, in part, a cynical move by a very cynical administration to peel off Catholic … Continue reading

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Links 9/28/20

Links for you. Science: SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence among Healthcare, First Response, and Public Safety Personnel, Detroit Metropolitan Area, Michigan, USA, May–June 2020 Fourth large-scale COVID-19 vaccine trial begins in the United States. Trial evaluating investigational Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Nothing Eats Viruses, … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Some Improvement, but Still Not There

After last week’s backsliding, the prevalence in D.C. has dropped by roughly an equal amount as last week’s increase. The city as a whole, and all Wards except for Ward 5, have dropped below the German rollback threshold of 50 … Continue reading

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Links 9/27/20

Links for you. Science: COVID-19 can affect the heart What Is Math? A teenager asked that age-old question on TikTok, creating a viral backlash, and then, a thoughtful scientific debate Virus Cases Surged in Young Adults. The Elderly Were Hit … Continue reading

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Observed at the corner of 16th and P Streets NW, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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Links 9/26/20

Links for you. Science: The Coronavirus Is Mutating, and That’s Fine (So Far). SARS-CoV-2 has been slowly changing in small ways, without getting more dangerous. Fauci on Trump’s Vaccine Boasts: No One’s Seen the Data The Road Ahead: Charting the … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: Hard The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Getting ;Worse The Courts Really Do Matter: Lochner. And ;Ginsburg. The Meatsack Candidacy and Theories of the ;Election Symbolic Victories and Substantial ;Defeats D.C.’s Prevalence Estimates Are … Continue reading

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