Monthly Archives: January 2022

Links 1/21/22

Links for you. Science: SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern and variants under investigation in England: Technical briefing 34 Unvaccinated pregnant women more likely to experience severe covid symptoms and newborn deaths, study says (paper here) Koalas are getting harder to find. … Continue reading

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SCOTUS’ Inchoate Anti-Vaccinationism

Unfortunately, the Supreme Court’s decision to prevent OSHA from enacting a mask mandate with a vaccination opt-out (it’s not a vaccination mandate) isn’t surprising. This is the sort of half-assed jurisprudence the radical Republicans on the Court regularly engage in, … Continue reading

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Links 1/20/22

Links for you. Science: Microbial defenses against mobile genetic elements and viruses: Who defends whom from what? The Worst of the Omicron Wave Could Still Be Coming Israel Still Not Sure Omicron Causes Milder Illness, Despite Research. Which variant do … Continue reading

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Long COVID and Missing Workers

In late October, I argued that some of the ‘missing workers’ were missing not by choice, but by necessity: long COVID meant they were unable to work–or work certain jobs. Then in December, we began to see unprecedented COVID-related effects … Continue reading

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Links 1/19/22

Links for you. Science: Strong new evidence suggests a virus triggers multiple sclerosis (paper here) The Impact of Real-Time Whole-Genome Sequencing in Controlling Healthcare-Associated SARS-CoV-2 Outbreaks COVID vaccines safely protect pregnant people: the data are in Debunking the idea viruses … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Declining from an Awful Peak

And miles and miles to go. obviously 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 uses (0.05% in the second column below; n/a is not … Continue reading

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Links 1/18/22

Links for you. Science: Calling Omicron ‘Mild’ Is Wishful Thinking. We are far past the point of hoping that this variant will spare us. (must-read; accessible to non-specialists) Effectiveness of BNT162b2 Vaccine against Critical Covid-19 in Adolescents COVID-Hospitalization Numbers Are … Continue reading

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The War Against ‘Critical Race Theory’ Is Dumber Than You Can Imagine

And by ‘critical race theory’ I mean teaching anything that might be upsetting to white Christian supremacists. Virginia has a bill pending, H. 781, with the usual ‘anti-CRT’ pablum, but it also has this doozy (boldface mine): B. The Board … Continue reading

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Links 1/17/22

Links for you. Science: A Naturalist Stumbled on an Ichthyosaur Skeleton, the Largest in U.K. History Can You Get the Flu and Covid at the Same Time? Yes, you can get “flurona.” But it’s probably not as bad as it … Continue reading

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MLK on the Filibuster

Seems relevant to the day and current events:

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