Monthly Archives: October 2020

The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Confused

The prevalence of COVID-19 is essentially unchanged in D.C. Wards 2, 3, and 6 had increases, while Wards 1, 5, and 7 decreased. The entire city, along with Wards 1, 4, 5, and 6, are above the German rollback threshold … Continue reading

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Links 10/25/20

Links for you. Science: Multi-organ impairment in low-risk individuals with long COVID CDC expands definition of who is a ‘close contact’ of an individual with covid-19 CDC expands definition of ‘close contacts,’ after study suggests Covid-19 can be passed in … Continue reading

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Ever Wonder

Observed at the corner of 15th and Church Streets NW, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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Links 10/24/20

Links for you. Science: If you crack your knuckles, don’t worry too much about getting arthritis. But the habit isn’t harmless. The two months in 1980 that shaped the future of biotech I tested a Harvard-designed nasal spray to help … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist links: Halloween Mickey The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Some Improvement, but Still Nowhere Near Good Losing ‘Your’ America When You’re an 87 Year-Old Senator We Could Have Effective COVID-19 Genomic Surveillance, Even with the … Continue reading

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Links 10/23/20

Links for you. Science: Swedish virologist says her country’s COVID-19 strategy has failed, but nobody will admit it Evolutionary Biologists Need to Know about Charles Willson Peale’s Philadelphia Museum Fauci’s refusal to quit shouldn’t surprise anyone ‘Something Extremely Bad Is … Continue reading

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It Didn’t Have to Be Like This

At all: Even though one could quibble about the precise estimates given population differences and other confounding factors, they simply can’t account for the magnitude of this failure: None of these estimates is without potential flaws. Crude mortality estimates such … Continue reading

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Links 10/22/20

Links for you. Science: Studies Point To Big Drop In COVID-19 Death Rates Georgina Mace (1953–2020). Pioneer of biodiversity accounting who overhauled the Red List of threatened species. The pernicious contagion of misinformation Extra Pounds May Raise Risk of Severe … Continue reading

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At Least D.C. Isn’t South Dakota

I realize that I am often critical of the COVID-19 response in D.C. (not Wor-Shing-Tun, but D.C.). But the city really is trying to combat the pandemic, and like all non-currency issuing governments is resource-limited, which restricts the possible economic … Continue reading

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Links 10/21/20

Links for you. Science: Excess Deaths Associated with COVID-19, by Age and Race and Ethnicity — United States, January 26–October 3, 2020 Bright Spot for N.Y.C.: In Schools, Only 18 Positives Out of 10,676 Tests (the two-week prevalence is a … Continue reading

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