Monthly Archives: April 2021

In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist links: Blossom Explosion The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: The Vaccine Can’t Come Fast Enough, but Will It? COVID-19 and the Immaculate Infection Infrastructure Discourse Follies Schools and Spread A Quick Take on ‘Economic Anxiety’

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Links 4/9/21

Links for you. Science: CDC Director on reports of clusters of cases associated with daycares and youth sports Escaping Catch-22 — Overcoming Covid Vaccine Hesitancy NIH is Documenting COVID-19 as Well as Responding to It Antibody evasion by the P.1 … Continue reading

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A Quick Take on ‘Economic Anxiety’

While it’s clear Democrats will never stop arguing about the 2016 election, a recent op-ed stumbled across what has been obvious for some time now: most Trump supporters are not motivated by ‘economic anxiety’ nor were the January 6 insurrectionists, … Continue reading

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Links 4/8/21

Links for you. Science: We Can’t End the Pandemic Without Vaccinating Kids Satellite Imagery Shows Northern California Kelp Forests Have Collapsed Outdoor transmission accounts for 0.1% of State’s Covid-19 cases (though note ““The risk of infection is low outdoors because … Continue reading

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Schools and Spread

We travel (virtually) to the Great State of Michigan (boldface mine): According to state data, since February 19, average daily new COVID-19 cases among children under 10 jumped 230%, more than any other age group. The second-highest increase in infections … Continue reading

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Links 4/7/21

Links for you. Science: They Had Mild Covid. Then Their Serious Symptoms Kicked In. The Next Trick: Pulling Coronavirus Out of Thin Air 6-month neurological and psychiatric outcomes in 236,379 survivors of COVID-19: a retrospective cohort study using electronic health … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Discourse Follies

I like to think of myself as a reasonably good ‘conservative moment anticipator’, in that I usually have a pretty good understanding of what they’ll do next and why. But I’ll admit I didn’t even imagine the Republican attack strategy … Continue reading

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Links 4/6/21

Links for you. Science: Decreased thermal tolerance as a trade-off of antibiotic resistance As endangered birds lose their songs, they can’t find mates Community Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Associated with a Local Bar Opening Event — Illinois, February 2021 Researchers Are … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and the Immaculate Infection

Horrible band name by the way. Throughout the pandemic, we too often have heard various local and state officials say things like this (boldface mine): Governor Charlie Baker has been criticized for allowing restaurants and public venues to open up, … Continue reading

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Links 4/5/21

Links for you. Science: Why It Pays to Think Outside the Box on Coronavirus Tests Viral load and contact heterogeneity predict SARS-CoV-2 transmission and super-spreading events Estimation of secondary household attack rates for emergent spike L452R SARS-CoV-2 variants detected by … Continue reading

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