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Links 12/8/21

Links for you. Science: Open Letter on K-12 Mathematics Honeybees Survived for Weeks Under Volcano Ash After Canary Islands Eruption COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Immunogenicity in Immunosuppressed Individuals Dr. Sherif R. Zaki, Acclaimed Disease Detective, Dies at 65 Duration of SARS-CoV-2 … Continue reading

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New Democrats and COVID Testing Reimbursement

If one wants to understand why those who used to be called liberal Democrats, and now call themselves everything from progressives, to social democrats, to actual socialists just don’t like ‘moderate’/New Democrats, one only has to look at the Biden’s … Continue reading

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Links 12/7/21

Links for you. Science: How to Save the Prairie, Acre by Acre Genic Selection Within Prokaryotic Pangenomes Putative host origins of RNA insertions in SARS-CoV-2 genomes Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 harbors a unique insertion mutation of putative viral or human … Continue reading

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Jan. 6 Insurrection Sympathizers: Not a Minor Threat

One week after the failed Jan. 6 insurrection, I was reminded of something Comrade Thers once wrote (boldface mine): Anyway, what we have here is a situation where a relatively small minority of Americans are claiming the right, ultimately backed … Continue reading

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Links 12/6/21

Links for you. Science: Tshwane District Omicron Variant Patient Profile – Early Features (hopefully, this will give some people an idea of what we don’t know yet) Why Didn’t the U.S. Detect Omicron Cases Sooner? Genomic surveillance has improved enormously … Continue reading

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The Discourse™ Still Isn’t Talking About Long COVID

I realize last week, and probably this week too, will be The Omicron Week (had some thoughts about it here and here), but The Discourse™ still isn’t even mentioning ‘long COVID’: long-term, possibly permanent, disability due to COVID. As some … Continue reading

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Links 12/5/21

Links for you. Science: Many Severe Covid-19 Survivors Go on to Die Within a Year, Study Finds Early Immunogenicity and safety of the third dose of BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 vaccine among adults older than 60 years; real world experience Omicron … Continue reading

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Xmas on 19th Street

Observed on 19th Street NW between Riggs and S, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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Links 12/4/21

Links for you. Science: Probable Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant in Quarantine Hotel, Hong Kong, China, November 2021 (worth nothing this has been observed before in similar situations for other variants too) Viral Dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 Variants in Vaccinated and … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist links: Ginkgo, Fallen Will Biden Govern? The Omarova Edition Some of Us Knew Anti-Vaxx Was Going to Be a Problem…

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