Monthly Archives: July 2021

Links 7/28/21

Links for you. Science: Astronomers push for global debate on giant satellite swarms The unusual Lambda variant is rapidly spreading in South America. Here’s what we know. Treadmill Decarbonization Doesn’t Help J.&J. Vaccine May Be Less Effective Against Delta, Study … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Getting Worse

Though not as much as last week. Before we get to that, only Wards 1-4 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 … Continue reading

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Links 7/27/21

Links for you. Science: How Many Numbers Exist? Infinity Proof Moves Math Closer to an Answer. Spatial, Ecologic, and Clinical Epidemiology of Community-Onset, Ceftriaxone-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, Cook County, Illinois, USA New Data Leads To Rethinking (Once More) Where The Pandemic Actually … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Masking in a Partially Vaccinated Society

One of the worst decisions made during the pandemic, and after an initial good start it pains me to say it, was CDC Director Walensky’s decision to tell people if they were fully vaccinated, they no longer needed to wear … Continue reading

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Links 7/26/21

Links for you. Science: Genomic Elucidation of a COVID-19 Resurgence and Local Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Guangzhou, China Mutation-Specific SARS-CoV-2 PCR Screen: Rapid and Accurate Detection of Variants of Concern and the Identification of a Newly Emerging Variant with Spike … Continue reading

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I Thank Nine Percent of Vaccinated Americans for Their Service

Here’s a very intriguing finding in a recent YouGovAmerica poll–note the red squiggles I added: I hope this is a ‘protest answer’ and not a seriously-held belief, but, at this point, who the hell knows? Thank you for your sacrifice, … Continue reading

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Anti-‘CRT’ and Not Taking Personal Responsibility

From Traverse City, Michigan, we find this wonderful example of ‘heartland values’ (boldface mine): Nevaeh Wharton was busy with homework one evening in late April when her phone pinged with a warning. A friend had texted to say something disgusting … Continue reading

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Links 7/25/21

Links for you. Science: English cave may have ties to king-turned-saint and Viking invasion, archaeologists say Florida manatees are dying at alarming rates: ‘We’ve never seen anything like this before’ It’s Cold in the Ocean but It’s Hotter Inside Sea … Continue reading

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Checkers

Observed on S Street NW, between 8th and 9th, Shaw, D.C.:

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Links 7/24/21

Links for you. Science: ‘They have shown that this is not some impossible thing’: Academic lab copies Google’s big biological breakthrough CDC advisers to consider additional coronavirus dose for immunocompromised patients How ‘Long COVID’ Keeps Us Sick Long COVID and … Continue reading

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