Monthly Archives: November 2021

Will Biden Govern? The Omarova Edition

While political reporters love the drama due to Co-President Manchin’s and Manic Pixie Dream Senator Sinema’s antics, there are several other poorly behaving Democrats who are attempting to block the appointment of an aggressive bank regulator, Saule Omarova, to head … Continue reading

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Links 11/29/21

Links for you. Science: Do vaccines protect against long COVID? What the data say (the willingness of The Discourse™ to pretend long COVID doesn’t exist–and thus shouldn’t be accounted for when making policy decisions–is an abomination) If academia better supported … Continue reading

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Some HAWT TAEKS on Omicron

With this as an overarching caveat: IN THE ABSENCE OF ANY SOLID DATA, MY HAWT TAEK ON OMICRON IS THAT IT 100% REINFORCES ALL OF MY PREVIOUS OPINIONS ABOUT ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING. — MiketheMadBiologist (@mikethemadbiol) November 27, 2021 Anyway, some HAWT … Continue reading

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Links 11/28/21

Links for you. Science: Florida tops 1,000 manatee deaths in grim single-year record Paxlovid is NOT “#Pfizermectin” Cuba’s bet on home-grown COVID vaccines is paying off. Preprint data show that a three-dose combo of Soberana jabs has 92.4% efficacy in … Continue reading

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Ginkgo, Fallen

Observed on Swann St NW between 15th and 16th, Dupont Circle, D.C.: Observed on Corcoran St NW, between 17th and Vermont, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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Links 11/27/21

Links for you. Science: Is Delta the last Covid ‘super variant’? Heavily mutated coronavirus variant puts scientists on alert Controversy Rages as California Follows SF’s Lead With New Approach to Teaching Math Third doses of COVID-19 vaccines reduce infection and … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: Yellow Ginkgo Republican Daddy Will Not Save You: The CBO Edition Not a Minor Threat The One Way Vice President Harris’ Star Could Shine–And Why Democrats Won’t Let It The State of COVID-19 in … Continue reading

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Links 11/26/21

Links for you. Science: Efficacy & Safety of BNT162b2 booster – C4591031 2 month interim analysis Do childhood colds help the body respond to COVID? Counting the neurological cost of COVID-19 Immune correlates analysis of the mRNA-1273 COVID-19 vaccine efficacy … Continue reading

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A Quick Thought on the (Mis)use of the Word Endemic

One thing I’ve noticed is that many of the people who are using the word endemic don’t mean it in its biological sense, but use it as an excuse to relax COVID precautions, even though they are unwilling to specific … Continue reading

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Links 11/25/21

Links for you. Science: The antibiotic course has had its day Progressive sub-MIC Exposure of Klebsiella pneumoniae 43816 to Cephalothin Induces the Evolution of beta-lactam Resistance without Acquisition of beta-lactamase Genes The DNA of Roma People Has Long Been Misused, … Continue reading

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