Monthly Archives: October 2021

Yes, Long COVID Should Worry Us

One reason I wrote this cryptic post a few weeks ago is that there are, in some quarters (and not just the Great Barrington Declaration assholes), calls to ‘live with COVID’, as opposed to suppressing it (I don’t expect eradication, … Continue reading

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Links 10/24/21

Links for you. Science: Association of a Clinician’s Antibiotic-Prescribing Rate With Patients’ Future Likelihood of Seeking Care and Receipt of Antibiotics Binge Drinking Among Adults, by Select Characteristics and State — United States, 2018 Mortality, Length of Stay, and Healthcare … Continue reading

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D.C. Box

Observed at the corner of 14th and R, Logan Circle, D.C.:

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Links 10/23/21

Links for you. Science: Defend the deep Sea Otters Are Adorable Stewards Of Underwater Sea Grass Meadows If You’ve Had Covid, Do You Need the Vaccine? Drug lord Pablo Escobar smuggled hippos into Colombia. Officials are now sterilizing the invasive … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: Birthday, Unfinished De Facto General Strikes and Liberation from Fear of Falling My Real COVID-19 Concern about Schools: What We Can Learn from D.C.’s Minimal School Testing The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Getting … Continue reading

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Links 10/22/21

Links for you. Science: What can masks do? Part 2: What makes for a good mask study — and why most fail The National Zoo Started Administering COVID Shots To Animals This Week (a lion, two cheetahs, and an Allen’s … Continue reading

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Why I Dislike Email

While there is a small cottage industry explaining why email is awful, my HAWT TAEK is the HAWTEST. The real problem for me isn’t the format, though it does leave something to be desired. It’s that there’s too much of … Continue reading

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Links 10/21/21

Links for you. Science: Newly Discovered Bat Viruses Give Hints to Covid’s Origins When a fisherman pulled in his line, he knew he had ‘something weird’: A 40-pound alligator gar Genomic characterization and epidemiology of an emerging SARS-CoV-2 variant in … Continue reading

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We Could Mint a Platinum Coin to Deal with the Debt Ceiling

While Congress has kicked the debt ceiling can down the road for a couple of months, it will be back (the debt ceiling is the maximum amount of money that the United States can borrow cumulatively by issuing bonds). And … Continue reading

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Links 10/20/21

Links for you. Science: Hearth site in Utah desert reveals human tobacco use 12,300 years ago These Butterflies Full of Wasps Full of Microwasps Are a Science Nightmare Chestnuts Used To Be A Staple Part Of The American Diet. Could … Continue reading

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