Monthly Archives: September 2022

Links 9/30/22

Links for you. Science: ‘Honorary authors’ of scientific papers abound—but they probably shouldn’t Rates of Monkeypox Cases by Vaccination Status Should I still be worried about monkeypox? The CIA Just Invested in Woolly Mammoth Resurrection Technology. While skeptics doubt the … Continue reading

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Your Abortion Is Slutty, Mine Is Not

Well, not mine, since I’m a cishet male. Anyway, there’s an excellent piece by Leah Hampton that gets at the hypocrisy of anti-legal and safe abortion conservatives (boldface mine): The crux of my newfound doubt about Roe is the “everyone” … Continue reading

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Links 9/29/22

Links for you. Science: Evaluation of individual and ensemble probabilisticforecasts of COVID-19 mortality in the United States Duration of viral infectiousness and correlation with symptoms and diagnostic testing in non-hospitalized adults during acute SARS-CoV-2 infection: A longitudinal cohort study COVID-19: … Continue reading

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Synagogue in a Time of COVID (Why We Need Good Prevalence Measures)

So Monday and Tuesday were Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It’s the first time my family and I attended in person since the pandemic. We got there very early, under the (correct) assumption that it wouldn’t be crowded then*, … Continue reading

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Links 9/28/22

Links for you. Science: Viruses to Fight Superbugs? Scientists Are Working on It Five things about covid we still don’t understand at our peril An ACE2-dependent Sarbecovirus in Russian bats is resistant to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines The roles of history, chance, … Continue reading

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Links 9/27/22

Links for you. Science: Gene Updater: a web tool that autocorrects and updates for Excel misidentified gene names Infants are being hospitalized with Covid at higher rates than most adults and seniors. Adversarial Collaboration: An EDGE Lecture by Daniel Kahneman … Continue reading

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Literacy and Voting

I’m late to this very good ProPublica article about the problems illiterate voters face (boldface mine): Conservative politicians have long used harsh tactics against voters who can’t read — poor, often Black and Latino Americans who have been failed by … Continue reading

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Links 9/26/22

Links for you. Science: A once-obscure type of beekeeping could help save colonies What’s in a name? When Omicron isn’t Omicron (my take here) Biden names director of new research agency for biomedical innovation Why Monkeypox Wasn’t Another COVID-19 Regulator … Continue reading

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An Incalculable Loss

Remember this? We’ve lost 230,000 lives this year in the U.S. How many incalculables is that? If we still took COVID seriously–and Biden’s recent comment didn’t help–we would be pushing boosters*, providing masks and testing, and giving people actual information … Continue reading

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Links 9/25/22

Links for you. Science: NASA hopes to hit an asteroid now in case we really need to knock one away later Saving Whales From Ship Collisions With Warnings and Letter Grades Why Omicron Might Stick Around Mystery of dead sturgeon … Continue reading

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