Monthly Archives: February 2021

Links 2/23/21

Links for you. Science: CDC gives guidance on using pain relievers like Motrin, Tylenol with COVID-19 vaccine Evidence for adaptive evolution in the receptor-binding domain of seasonal coronaviruses OC43 and 229e Cannibalism May Be Key for These Cockroach Couples Scientists … Continue reading

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500,000 Dead: Rage Is the Appropriate Emotion

Yesterday, President Biden led a moment of silence for the 500,000 dead from COVID-19. Throughout this godawful shitty mess, I keep hearing about pandemic fatigue. But I haven’t experienced fatigue. Yes, the restrictions are not enjoyable, to say the least, … Continue reading

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Links 2/22/21

Links for you. Science: They Put the Bite in Trilobite Ecologists buy 1,000-acre blue gum plantation and transform it into wetland it once was Einsteinium Is Mysterious. Scientists Have Unlocked Some of Its Secrets. Climate crisis pushing great white sharks … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Will D.C. Engage in Magical Thinking and Backslide (Again)

Another week of improvement for D.C. The entire city and all wards, including the ‘low prevalence bastions’ of Ward 2 and 3, are still well above the German rollback threshold of 50 new cases per 100,000 per week–which also is … Continue reading

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Links 2/21/21

Links for you. Science: POLITICAL VIOLENCE, RISK AVERSION, AND NON-LOCALIZED DISEASE SPREAD: EVIDENCE FROM THE U.S. CAPITOL RIOT (“…we find no evidence that the Capitol Riot substantially increased community spread of COVID-19 in the District of Columbia in the month-long … Continue reading

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When Elected Officials Are Above and Apart

A point I made long ago in the context of transportation policy bears repeating: for services to work well, those who govern said services must use them–and suffer when they fail. In a more general sense, elected officials can’t be … Continue reading

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Morning Star Lodge

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

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Links 2/20/21

Links for you. Science: Virus variant first detected in the U.K. has been deadlier, study confirms 7 Virus Variants Found in U.S. Carrying the Same Mutation The rollout of Russia’s Sputnik vaccine was roundly criticised, now more than a billion … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist links: Sign of the Times The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Rounding the Corner, For Now We Never Reached Containment Some Thoughts on the CDC’s New School Guidance Maybe Eighty Percent of State and Local … Continue reading

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Links 2/19/21

Links for you. Science: The Body Is Far From Helpless Against Coronavirus Variants Coronavirus: Latest Israeli data proves vaccines work – 0.1% infected The End Of The COVID-19 Pandemic Genes Influencing Phage Host Range in Staphylococcus aureus on a Species-Wide … Continue reading

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