Monthly Archives: April 2022

Links 4/30/22

Links for you. Science: The doorstop fallacy Watch What Happens When You Crack an Egg Underwater Birth of six endangered red wolves has their advocates howling for joy Pan-coronavirus vaccine pipeline takes form Other: Since the pandemic began, DC Council … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist links: Our Town? A Brief Personal Thought on Long COVID Masking and the Anger Gap SurveySeroprevalence says: Omicron Infected Lots of People (this is important) The Liberating Power of Not Caring About Your Opponents’ Threats: … Continue reading

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Links 4/29/22

Links for you. Science: Why does the Omicron Variant Largely Spare Olfactory Function? Implications for the Pathogenesis of Anosmia in COVID-19 (hopefully, this means fewer people with some long COVID symptoms) Mapping Data to Deep Understanding: Making the Most of … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Over Twenty Percent of Residents Infected in One Month

That, as the kids used to say, escalated rapidly. If there’s good news, it’s that the official count of COVID positive cases dropped: That said, it’s worth noting that, under the old community transmission benchmarks, our daily new positive case … Continue reading

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Links 4/28/22

Links for you. Science: These male spiders adopted an unusual strategy to survive sexual cannibalism We’re Fighting Covid With Faulty Data Why Nasal Sprays Are Poised to Be the Next Weapon for Fighting Covid Global Distribution of mcr Gene Variants … Continue reading

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The Liberating Power of Not Caring About Your Opponents’ Threats: The Student Loans Edition

It seems like the Biden administration might make some moves on reducing or eliminating student debt, though other rumors suggest they’re going to do some kind of means testing–because they just can’t help but make things needlessly complicated. All that … Continue reading

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Links 4/27/22

Links for you. Science: How Cities Became Accidental Wildlife Havens UW Medicine-developed COVID vaccine effective in test Advancing antimicrobial resistance monitoring in surface waters with metagenomic and quasimetagenomic methods Reclassification of Shigella species as later heterotypic synonyms of Escherichia coli … Continue reading

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SurveySeroprevalence says: Omicron Infected Lots of People

You probably guessed that, but it’s good to have seroprevalence data, even if the CDC website hasn’t been updated yet. From EID (boldface mine): Sera are tested for anti-nucleocapsid (anti-N) antibodies, which are produced in response to infection but are … Continue reading

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Links 4/26/22

Links for you. Science: Consensus on β-Lactamase Nomenclature Global Prevalence of Post COVID-19 Condition or Long COVID: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review Associations between SARS-CoV-2 variants and risk of COVID-19 hospitalization among confirmed cases in Washington State: a retrospective cohort … Continue reading

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Masking and the Anger Gap

One of the few coherent thoughts I had during my week of crudiness was the notion of an ‘anger gap’ when it comes to masking and other protections against COVID-19. What I mean is that the anti-maskers are full of … Continue reading

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