Monthly Archives: January 2023

Links 1/26/23

Links for you. Science: Cooperative hydrodynamics accompany multicellular-like colonial organization in the unicellular ciliate Stentor When M.D. is a Machine Doctor Risk of debilitating illness from long Covid could grow – epidemiologist Michael Baker Codetections of Other Respiratory Viruses Among … Continue reading

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COVID and Streptococcus

Over the last few months, there has been quite the internet kerfuffle about whether COVID infections result in a subsequent susceptibility to other infections (I’m trying to avoid some of the terminology used because it often has been used very … Continue reading

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Links 1/25/23

Links for you. Science: New insights into deadly fungal invasion in people with compromised immune systems (paper here) Comparative Proteomics of Outer Membrane Vesicles from Polymyxin-Susceptible and Extremely Drug-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae The Last Of Us Fungal Outbreak Is Terrifying, But … Continue reading

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Another Democratic Crisis

And I mean democratic with a little ‘d.’ Over the last week, several items crossed the transom that all share a common theme: The Pittsburgh police chief unilaterally decided that he would ignore City Council legislation to stop pulling drivers … Continue reading

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Links 1/24/23

Links for you. Science: COVID-19 vaccines and sudden deaths: Separating fact from fiction Antimicrobial Resistance: A Major Threat To The Promise Of Healthy Aging (no mention of surveillance or diagnostics though) Immunological memory to SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 vaccines Protection … Continue reading

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We Should Offer Boosters Every Six Months, Not Yearly

This week, FDA advisors will be meeting to discuss, among other things, if the COVID vaccine should be switched to a yearly schedule. I think this is a bad idea, and instead, we should give people the option to get … Continue reading

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Links 1/23/23

Links for you. Science: You May Miss These Parasites When They’re Gone At NASA, Dr. Z Was OK With Some Missions Failing Even a Little Alcohol Can Harm Your Health NSF still won’t track sexual orientation among scientific workforce, prompting … Continue reading

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Well, He Did Such a Great Job Combatting COVID

It would appear Jeff Zients will be Biden’s new White House Chief of Staff. And, no, he did not do a good job with COVID. Not at all. He was bad. Yep. Also, Zients seems to have done some very … Continue reading

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Links 1/22/23

Links for you. Science: Long COVID: major findings, mechanisms and recommendations Long Covid can be debilitating, even for healthy kids Scientists inch closer to learning origins of mysterious ‘fairy circles’ In California, a drought turned to floods. Forecasters didn’t see … Continue reading

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Links 1/21/23

Links for you. Science: One-year cardiovascular outcomes after coronavirus disease 2019: The cardiovascular COVID-19 registry Finally read that “disruption paper” everyone is talking about. Key missed point: “While the share of disruptive papers has fallen, the number of highly-disruptive papers … Continue reading

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