Monthly Archives: November 2020

Links 11/30/20

Links for you. Science: Hurricanes are staying stronger even over land as oceans warm from climate change, study finds Trump administration official who questions global warming will run key climate program. David Legates moves from NOAA to the U.S. Global … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: An Ongoing Failure of Governance

It was yet another disastrous week for COVID-19 in D.C. The entire city and all wards, including the ‘low prevalence bastions’ of Ward 2 and 3, are now well above the German rollback threshold of 50 new cases per 100,000 … Continue reading

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Links 11/29/20

Links for you. Science: For the first time, scientists detect the ghostly signal that reveals the engine of the universe Recent endemic coronavirus infection is associated with less severe COVID-19 Dr. Mary Fowkes, 66, Dies; Helped Science Understand the Pandemic. … Continue reading

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A Bit Optimistic for Late November

Observed on 15th Street, between Church and Q NW, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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Links 11/28/20

Links for you. Science: The “false-positive PCR” problem is not a problem Social Media and the New World of Scientific Communication During the COVID-19 Pandemic Trump administration removes head of federal climate program that oversees key reports The world’s largest … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist links: Creepy Donnie The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Our Response Is a Kinder, Gentler Trumpism When You Miss Superspreading, Everything Looks Like ‘Community Spread’ and Family Gatherings People Have to Like This Crap: Give … Continue reading

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Links 11/27/20

Links for you. Science: Carriage of Extended-Spectrum-Beta-Lactamase- and AmpC Beta-Lactamase-Producing Escherichia coli Strains from Humans and Pets in the Same Households Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella enterica Subspecies enterica 4,[5],12:i:- Sequence Type 34 between Europe and the United States Doctors say … Continue reading

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We Are Not Free During an Out of Control Pandemic

In light of the recent Supreme Court decision to allow sectarian dogma to override pandemic regulations, this observation about de facto freedom during the pandemic seems relevant (boldface mine): Here’s a question for all red-blooded liberty-loving American patriots: Who has … Continue reading

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Links 11/26/20

Links for you. Science: Why Oxford’s positive COVID vaccine results are puzzling scientists Nature journals reveal terms of landmark open-access option. The journals will charge authors up to €9,500 to make research papers free to read, in a long-awaited alternative … Continue reading

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Prosecute Those Around Trump

Over at the Nation, Jeet Heer argues the pros and cons of prosecuting Trump. While he comes down on the side of prosecuting Trump, my inclination is to let the state criminal proceedings continue: I think we’ll be pleasantly surprised … Continue reading

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