Monthly Archives: October 2022

Links 10/26/22

Links for you. Science: A booster is your best shot now Effectiveness of mRNA booster vaccination against mild, moderate, and severe COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant in a large, population-based, Norwegian cohort Genetic diversity and evolutionary convergence of cryptic … Continue reading

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We Were Supposed to Be Wearing Masks Now

Remember back when the likes of Leana Wen were arguing that we should stop masking to give people a break so when COVID gets bad again, we could mask up again? Admittedly, “bad again” is open to very different interpretations. … Continue reading

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Links 10/25/22

Links for you. Science: Inside the Proton, the ‘Most Complicated Thing You Could Possibly Imagine’ Time for Some Group Therapy: Update on Identification, Antimicrobial Resistance, Taxonomy, and Clinical Significance of the Bacteroides fragilis Group GSearch: Ultra-Fast and Scalable Microbial Genome … Continue reading

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How Common Sense, Bipartisan Swing Voters F-ck Themselves. And Us.

Well, Paul Waldman put it more politely, but he does make a very good point (boldface mine): Unfortunately, when they swing it’s often based on the vaguest of ideas about what a change in leadership would produce. Dissatisfaction over inflation, … Continue reading

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Links 10/24/22

Links for you. Science: Scientists find remains of Neanderthal family in Russian cave for first time This 33-year-old made more than 1,000 Wikipedia bios for unknown women scientists Distinct Neutralizing Antibody Escape of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Subvariants BQ.1, BQ.1.1, BA.4.6, BF.7 … Continue reading

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Conferences in a Time of COVID

Last week, posting was very light because I attended two conferences. Some observations: There seem to be more people than I would like or expected who are infectious disease microbiology-adjacent and who clearly aren’t masking, unless absolutely required. This is … Continue reading

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Links 10/23/22

Links for you. Science: The Slightly Surprising Diversity of Zebras, Part 1 Myocarditis seven times more likely with COVID-19 than vaccines Rising rates of syphilis in babies should set off all our alarm bells Continuation of gender-affirming hormones in transgender … Continue reading

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Constitution

Observed at Harbor Place, Baltimore, MD:

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Links 10/22/22

Links for you. Science: New rules for genomics-informed COVID-19 responses–Lessons learned from the first waves of the Omicron variant in Australia You See a Venomous Black Widow. These Lizards See a Snack. Estimating SARS-CoV-2 transmission in educational settings: A retrospective … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a (short) week of Mad Biologist posts: Colds in a Time of COVID Moderate/Centrist Democrats Got Played by the Rich

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