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Links 9/17/21

Links for you. Science: New Studies Find Evidence Of ‘Superhuman’ Immunity To COVID-19 In Some Individuals Can Progressives Be Convinced That Genetics Matters? The behavior geneticist Kathryn Paige Harden is waging a two-front campaign: on her left are those who … Continue reading

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A New Blob

This was going to be a longer post, instead of a short and cryptic one, but life gets in the way, and after eighteen months of this crap, none of us are ok. Anyway, I’m worried we’re starting to see … Continue reading

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Links 9/16/21

Links for you. Science: The race to rescue Florida’s diseased corals Coronavirus Epidemics first hit more than 21,000 years ago New kidney problems linked to ‘long COVID’; loss of smell may be followed by other smell distortions Vaccines Cut Odds … Continue reading

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That is, all (unvaccinated) cops are bastards? As more and more municipalities (and the territorial government of D.C.) enact vaccine requirements for their government workers, there is one group, perhaps not surprisingly, that has publicly resisted these measures: the police. … Continue reading

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Links 9/15/21

Links for you. Science: Heart Problem More Common After Covid-19 Than After Vaccination, Study Finds Fossils Seized in Police Raid Demystify a Prehistoric Flying Reptile Female octopuses throw things at males that are harassing them Meet the Spotted Skunks. They’ve … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: A Catastrophe

No way to sugarcoat it. Before we get to that, no wards are below the German rollback threshold of 50 new cases per 100,000 per week–which also is the threshold the CDC suggests schools for all grades can reopen (0.05% … Continue reading

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Why We Need Vaccination Requirements: The D.C. Edition

When it comes to people failing to get vaccinated, there are two narratives. One, which has a lot of truth to it, is that ideologically-driven MAGA C.H.U.D.s refuse to get vaccinated. Like I said, this, to a considerable extent, is … Continue reading

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Links 9/13/21

Links for you. Science: White House releases $65 billion pandemic preparedness proposal (I thought the ‘mission control’ was the CDC?) Rogue antibodies involved in almost one-fifth of COVID deaths NCBI’s GI sequence identifiers will soon exceed 32-bit numbers. Are you … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About Biden’s COVID-19 Response Plan

Last week, the Biden administration released a long-overdue plan to address COVID-19. Overall, the good news is that there don’t appear to be any sins of commission, though the regulatory details, which were not included in the plan, likely will … Continue reading

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Links 9/12/21

Links for you. Science: Long COVID Is Everyone’s Problem. Many long-haulers feel that science is failing them. Neglecting them could make the pandemic even worse. Population impact of SARS-CoV-2 variants with enhanced transmissibility and/or partial immune escape Kidney Outcomes in … Continue reading

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