Monthly Archives: May 2021

Links 5/26/21

Links for you. Science: Face masks effectively limit the probability of SARS-CoV-2 transmission There’s a new vaccine but not for COVID. It’s for the other deadly pandemic – malaria. The unseen covid-19 risk for unvaccinated people COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Case … Continue reading

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We Can’t Really Restart the Economy Until We Restart Transit

There has been a lot of caterwauling by some business owners about dastardly employees who are getting uppity want to get paid more. But what that complaint doesn’t consider is that their employees also have higher travel expenses (boldface mine): … Continue reading

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Links 5/25/21

Links for you. Science: Mix-and-match COVID vaccines trigger potent immune response It’s a golden age for Chinese archaeology — and the West is ignoring it In the Tales Told by Sewage, Public Health and Privacy Collide High COVID-19 death rate … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Getting Closer to the Good Place

The entire city and all wards except for Ward 7, are below the German rollback threshold of 50 new cases per 100,000 per week–which also is the threshold the CDC suggests schools for all grades can reopen (0.05% in the … Continue reading

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Links 5/24/21

Links for you. Science: Scientists find ‘missing link’ behind first human languages After an absence, ticks are back in New England, and they’re hungry China becomes second country to drive a rover on Mars Indirect Protection by Reducing Transmission: Ending … Continue reading

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Most Coups Look Silly Unless They Succeed

Democratic Rep. Ocasio-Cortez makes a key point about the January 6 insurrection (boldface mine): “Pence was taken out of the Senate chamber something like 60 seconds before these terrorists, insurrectionists got into the Senate chamber,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a conversation … Continue reading

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Links 5/23/21

Links for you. Science: As concerns about deep-sea mining mount, corporate spin doctors get busy The mysterious microbes that gave rise to complex life Two vaccine doses needed for strong protection against variant found in India, data show David Wake, … Continue reading

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Street Proverbs

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

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Links 5/22/21

Links for you. Science: How the Covid pandemic ends: Scientists look to the past to see the future Mask Use and Ventilation Improvements to Reduce COVID-19 Incidence in Elementary Schools — Georgia, November 16–December 11, 2020 COVID-19 Testing to Sustain … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist links: Leafy Purple The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Doing Well Narcissism in the Senate Vaccination in D.C.: All Right We Are Two Nations V Is for Victory, V Is for Vaccination Democrats Are Fighting … Continue reading

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