Monthly Archives: November 2023

Links 11/30/23

Links for you. Science: Protection conferred by COVID-19 vaccination, prior SARS-CoV-2 infection, or hybrid immunity against Omicron-associated severe outcomes among community-dwelling adults Scientists discover receptor that blocks COVID-19 infection AFRbase: a database of protein mutations responsible for antifungal resistance UKHSA … Continue reading

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The State of COVID in D.C.*

*And by D.C., I mean Alexandria, VA, because the publicly available D.C. data can’t really be easily understood (and don’t seem to be collected anymore?). Like last week, this week, MOAR DECLINZ! We’re still over twice as high as the … Continue reading

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Links 11/29/23

Links for you. Science: SARS-CoV-2 genomics and impact on clinical care for COVID-19 Facilitating bioinformatics reproducibility with QIIME 2 provenance Replay Microbiology, Public Health and the Murals of Diego Rivera The T-shirt chewing enzyme ready to tackle plastic waste Why … Continue reading

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The Rents Are Too Damn High–And Democrats Should Do Something About It

But why do people think the economy is not good? (boldface mine) It now requires $119.27 to buy the same goods and services a family could afford with $100 before the pandemic. Since early 2020, prices have risen about as … Continue reading

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Links 11/28/23

Links for you. Science: Polio is on the brink of eradication. Here’s how to keep it from coming back What we actually know about aliens, according to science ‘Fascinating and saddening’: 30 new species seen in Bath due to changing … Continue reading

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A Colorado Judge Issues a Cry for Help

Last week, a Colorado judge, in a hearing to decide if Trump should be removed from the presidential ballot in Colorado on the basis of violating the insurrection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment (‘Section Three’), ruled that Trump did commit … Continue reading

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Links 11/27/23

Links for you. Science: Predicting phage-bacteria interactions at the strain level from genomes Distinct evolution of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron XBB and BA.2.86 lineages combining increased fitness and antibody evasion Cryptographers Solve Decades-Old Privacy Problem Detection and spread of high pathogenicity avian … Continue reading

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What If You Had a Vaccine That Lessened the Chance of Severe Illness or Even Death, and No One Wanted It?

Well, not no one, but this, from KFF, is disturbing: It’s pretty clear that White Republicans just aren’t interested in getting vaccinated, and, in fact, White people in general don’t think they need another shot. One major reason is that … Continue reading

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Links 11/26/23

Links for you. Science: MRI study spotlights impact of long COVID on the brain Repeated Omicron exposures override ancestral SARS-CoV-2 immune imprinting Why We Should Bring Back the Buffalo Omicron, Now 2 Years Old, Is Not Done With Us Yet: … Continue reading

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Red Ears

Observed at the corner of Q Street and New Hampshire Ave. NW, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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