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Links 6/4/20

Links for you. Science: Why scientists are changing their minds and disagreeing during the coronavirus pandemic Study tells ‘remarkable story’ about COVID-19’s deadly rampage through a South African hospital Stanford coronavirus research: Did politically-motivated scientists hype their speedy study? Retracted … Continue reading

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Policing, Police States, and a Failure of Governance

What has been made clear over the last couple of weeks is that, in many cities, there has been a complete loss of control by ‘civilian’ authorities over local security forces. I put ‘civilian’ in quotes because the police are … Continue reading

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Links 6/3/20

Links for you. Science: The key to stopping covid-19? Addressing airborne transmission. Gears of war: When mechanical analog computers ruled the waves America’s Never-Ending Battle Against Flesh-Eating Worms First results from human COVID-19 immunology study reveal universally effective antibodies Why … Continue reading

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A Failure to Communicate

While there are a lot of articles about the difficulties of accurately determining the number of COVID-19 deaths, there are far fewer that get into the nuts and bolts of why this is so. As some asshole with a blog … Continue reading

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Links 6/2/20

Links for you. Science: They redesigned PubMed, a beloved website. It hasn’t gone over well Coronavirus: ‘Baffling’ observations from the front line The Uncounted Dead: Why some people who likely died from COVID-19 aren’t included in the final numbers. SARS-CoV-2 … Continue reading

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D.C. Mayor Bowser Needs to Stop Collaborating with Trump and Cancel Tonight’s Curfew

Yesterday, supposedly under pressure from Trump*, D.C.’s Mayor** Bowser declared a 7pm curfew that also will be in place today–and there’s a primary election today in D.C., with the polls open until 8pm (but I’m getting ahead of myself). As … Continue reading

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Links 6/1/20

Links for you. Science: Rats are getting aggressive hunting for food amid restaurant closures, CDC warns Should African countries embrace Ghana’s Covid-19 ‘pooled testing’? Long Limbs Helped Propel T. Rex Up the Dinosaur Food Chain CDC estimates that 35% of … Continue reading

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