Monthly Archives: December 2021

Omicron, ‘Fully Vaccinated’, and Failed Communications

We’re probably going to look back on the first week to ten days of December as another episode of failed communications. I would argue that, by the end of the first week of December, it was pretty clear that two … Continue reading

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Links 12/26/21

Links for you. Science: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launches in French Guiana I haven’t done a San Francisco update for a while. Now seems like a good time, since SF – the most vaxxed big city in the U.S. … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: We Are Like Iron, Like Steel Why We Need a Universal Healthcare System: The Inability to Count Edition Manchin Was Negotiating in Bad Faith All Along Some People Who Believe They Were Being Cautious … Continue reading

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Links 12/25/21

Gut Yontif! Let’s celebrate with some links. Science: The majority of SARS-CoV-2-specific antibodies in COVID-19 patients with obesity are autoimmune and not neutralizing Five Things You Didn’t Know About Mistletoe Booster of mRNA-1273 Strengthens SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Neutralization Omicron Brings New … Continue reading

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Christmas Dragon

Observed on 19th Street NW, between R and Riggs, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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Links 12/24/21

Links for you. Science: Mask Effectiveness for Preventing Secondary Cases of COVID-19, Johnson County, Iowa, USA Omicron Infections Seem to Be Milder, Three Research Teams Report Reconsidering the role of alcohol in the scientific workplace Unraveling the Mysterious Traditions Within … Continue reading

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Moderate Democrats Gonna Moderate Democrat

Even the Washington Post gets it (boldface mine): No state in the nation has recorded a higher rate of covid-19 infection over the past week than the District of Columbia. Justifiably concerned, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) on Wednesday announced … Continue reading

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Links 12/23/21

Links for you. Science: A dinosaur embryo, exceptionally preserved in an egg about to hatch, reveals links to birds US Army Creates Single Vaccine Effective Against All COVID & SARS Variants, Researchers Say Infection with the SARS-CoV-2 Delta Variant is … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: It’s F-cking Awful

In the last seven days, 1.1% of D.C. residents have contracted COVID-19. Before we get to that, no wards are below the German rollback threshold of 50 new cases per 100,000 per week–which also is the moderate threshold the CDC … Continue reading

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Links 12/22/21

Links for you. Science: How networks can make Omicron look more transmissible. Characterization of a carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli from dairy cattle harbouring blaNDM-1 in an IncC plasmid China Hawks Don’t Understand How Science Advances Report 49: Growth, population distribution and … Continue reading

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