Monthly Archives: January 2023

Links 1/31/23

Links for you. Science: Long covid outcomes at one year after mild SARS-CoV-2 infection: nationwide cohort study (note the streptococcal infection data…) The hunt for a better weather forecast NIH biosecurity advisers urge tighter oversight of pathogen research Covid, flu, … Continue reading

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The Washington Post Editorial Board Wants to Sicken Its Readers

For tax revenue, no less. In another post, if I’m motivated enough, I’ll discuss some of the absurd justifications the Washington Post makes for forcing federal workers back to the office full-time, but in this post I want to discuss … Continue reading

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Links 1/30/23

Links for you. Science: What we know about how COVID-19 vaccines may affect menstrual cycles All hail, ‘Toadzilla’: Giant toad in Australia could be world’s largest Biofoul: The Stowaway Turning Dream Cruises Into Trips to Nowhere Estimating The Uncertain Effect … Continue reading

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Assuaging Rural Rage

Paul Krugman writes (boldface mine): Rural resentment has become a central fact of American politics — in particular, a pillar of support for the rise of right-wing extremism. As the Republican Party has moved ever further into MAGAland, it has … Continue reading

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Links 1/29/23

Links for you. Science: First cases of gonorrhea resistant to several classes of antibiotics identified in the U.S. Two-Years Follow-Up of Symptoms and Return to Work in Complex Post-COVID-19 Patients (it’s not good. Again, you are not the weirdo if … Continue reading

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Links 1/28/23

Links for you. Science: Highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection in farmed minks, Spain, October 2022 The Black Death May Not Have Been Spread by Rats After All (paper here) Bears were mysteriously missing toes. These scientists cracked the … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: Well, He Did Such a Great Job Combatting COVID We Should Offer Boosters Every Six Months, Not Yearly Another Democratic Crisis COVID and Streptococcus What to Do with D.C.’s Downtown

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Links 1/27/23

Links for you. Science: Association of COVID-19 with short- and long-term risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality: a prospective cohort in UK Biobank Full-scale access to microbial Pathogen Detection data in the Cloud! Adverse maternal, fetal, and newborn outcomes among … Continue reading

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What to Do with D.C.’s Downtown

We start with this quick hit from Axios (boldface mine): Driving the news: Bowser and Mendelson spoke last night at an event hosted by the planning advocacy group Committee of 100. Bowser reiterated her support for raising the federal Height … Continue reading

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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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