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Urns in a Garden

This is perhaps my favorite yard in D.C. I’ve never been able to do it justice–and I don’t think this shot does either–but this picture is better than most I’ve managed. Observed on 16th Street NW, between Vermont and T, … Continue reading

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Links 8/8/20

Links for you. Science: What the government must do to successfully administer a covid-19 vaccine To save the hemlock, scientists turn to genetics and natural predators The antiseptic Miramistin: a review of its comparative in vitro and clinical activity Additive … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist links: Pink on Swann The State of COVID-19 in the District Is Not Good, Especially East of the River The Ongoing Problem with National Democrats We Should Reset, and How It Should Work An Indescribable … Continue reading

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Links 8/7/20

Links for you. Science: Only 1950s Kids Will Recognize This Endangered Fish The Doctor Behind the Disputed Covid Data Report: Coronavirus infected scores of children and staff at Georgia sleep-away camp (short, easy-to-read paper here) What are coronavirus risks from … Continue reading

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Why I Will Try to Vote in Person

The Democratic push to get people to vote by mail is making me a bit nervous. While ballots can be invalidated at any step, it seems easier for someone to disqualify your vote when it’s done absentee (signature challenges and … Continue reading

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Links 8/6/20

Links for you. Science: We Thought It Was Just a Respiratory Virus. We were wrong. The first Phase 3 coronavirus vaccine trial in the US is expected to begin next week. Here’s how the vaccine works Advancing knowledge on archaea: … Continue reading

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An Indescribable Crime

Perhaps last week’s revelation that Il Trumpe was going to let Democratic states die from COVID-19 for electoral gain is just another casualty of the Trumpian strategy of flooding the zone with shit (this was sort-of confirmed by a NY … Continue reading

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Links 8/5/20

Links for you. Science: Children transmit SARS-CoV-2 The D614G mutation in the SARS-CoV2 Spike protein increases infectivity in an ACE2 receptor dependent manner Perfect as the Enemy of the Good: Using Low-Sensitivity Tests to Mitigate SARS-CoV-2 Outbreaks SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV-1 and … Continue reading

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We Should Reset, and How It Should Work

With only around ten U.S. states that are below the German shutdown threshold of 50 cases per week per 100,000 people (a one-week prevalence of 0.05%), and only one state, Vermont, that is below 0.01%* as of Tuesday, it’s clear … Continue reading

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Links 8/4/20

Links for you. Science: Baboons armed with knives, chainsaw spotted in UK safari park Study tells ‘remarkable story’ about COVID-19’s deadly rampage through a South African hospital I’m a pulmonary care doctor. There’s absolutely nothing unsafe about masks. ‘A huge … Continue reading

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