Monthly Archives: December 2021

Links 12/31/21

Links for you. Science: NASA-Russia Alliance in Space Is Shaken by Events on Planet Earth Viral Dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 Variants in Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Persons The Coronavirus Can Persist for Months in Brain, Heart, and Intestines, Major Study Finds Johnson … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Zients Has One Job, Just One Job

And it’s not clear to me why he should be ‘COVID czar’ any longer. I don’t blame him for Omicron, but for a shitty response to Delta. If we had a better response to Delta, or at least learned from … Continue reading

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Links 12/30/21

Links for you. Science: Pfizer antiviral pills may be risky with other medications Extensively Drug-Resistant Carbapenemase-Producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Medical Tourism from the United States to Mexico, 2018–2019 Cognitive deficits in people who have recovered from COVID-19 Neutralizing Antibody Response … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on COVID-19 ‘Boosters’: The U.S. As a Developing Nation

And this will be a provincial U.S.-focused HAWT TAEK. To start with, it seems pretty clear that, for immunocompromised people, the notion of a third shot being a booster for those populations is incorrect: it should be viewed as part … Continue reading

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A Brief Note about Prevalence

Many moons ago, some asshole with a blog noted this about COVID prevalence: When the virus is very rare, it means we can start to do normal-ish activities, since the odds of encountering an infected person are very rare (yes, … Continue reading

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Links 12/29/21

Links for you. Science: Data Shows Little Improvement in Long COVID Patients After One Year Do you take your coffee black? Your DNA may be the reason. E.O. Wilson, a Pioneer of Evolutionary Biology, Dies at 92 Forecasting the Omicron … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Still F-cking Awful

In the last seven days, two percent of D.C. residents are to have contracted COVID-19. Before we get to that, obviously no wards are below the German rollback threshold of 50 new cases per 100,000 per week–which also is the … Continue reading

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Links 12/28/21

Links for you. Science: Webb telescope blasts off successfully — launching a new era in astronomy Hospitalisation risk for Omicron cases in England You Have No Idea How Hard It Is to Get a Hamster Drunk WHO investigating mysterious illness … Continue reading

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The Canard of Endless Restrictions

Over the Christmas holiday weekend, Shadi Hamid had a really stupid Twitter thread, blaming ‘liberals’ for anti-vaccination attitudes among conservatives. Leaving aside the Murc’s Law violation, one phrase that pisses me off is Hamid’s notion of “endless COVID restrictions”. First, … Continue reading

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Links 12/27/21

Links for you. Science: Counting the neurological cost of COVID-19 BNT162b2 Vaccine Booster and Mortality Due to Covid-19 I discovered that not everyone knows of the hamster’s prodigious capacity for alcohol. How are Rome’s monuments still standing? A computational biologist … Continue reading

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