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Links 1/28/23

Links for you. Science: Highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection in farmed minks, Spain, October 2022 The Black Death May Not Have Been Spread by Rats After All (paper here) Bears were mysteriously missing toes. These scientists cracked the … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: Well, He Did Such a Great Job Combatting COVID We Should Offer Boosters Every Six Months, Not Yearly Another Democratic Crisis COVID and Streptococcus What to Do with D.C.’s Downtown

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Links 1/27/23

Links for you. Science: Association of COVID-19 with short- and long-term risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality: a prospective cohort in UK Biobank Full-scale access to microbial Pathogen Detection data in the Cloud! Adverse maternal, fetal, and newborn outcomes among … Continue reading

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What to Do with D.C.’s Downtown

We start with this quick hit from Axios (boldface mine): Driving the news: Bowser and Mendelson spoke last night at an event hosted by the planning advocacy group Committee of 100. Bowser reiterated her support for raising the federal Height … Continue reading

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Links 1/26/23

Links for you. Science: Cooperative hydrodynamics accompany multicellular-like colonial organization in the unicellular ciliate Stentor When M.D. is a Machine Doctor Risk of debilitating illness from long Covid could grow – epidemiologist Michael Baker Codetections of Other Respiratory Viruses Among … Continue reading

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COVID and Streptococcus

Over the last few months, there has been quite the internet kerfuffle about whether COVID infections result in a subsequent susceptibility to other infections (I’m trying to avoid some of the terminology used because it often has been used very … Continue reading

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Links 1/25/23

Links for you. Science: New insights into deadly fungal invasion in people with compromised immune systems (paper here) Comparative Proteomics of Outer Membrane Vesicles from Polymyxin-Susceptible and Extremely Drug-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae The Last Of Us Fungal Outbreak Is Terrifying, But … Continue reading

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Another Democratic Crisis

And I mean democratic with a little ‘d.’ Over the last week, several items crossed the transom that all share a common theme: The Pittsburgh police chief unilaterally decided that he would ignore City Council legislation to stop pulling drivers … Continue reading

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Links 1/24/23

Links for you. Science: COVID-19 vaccines and sudden deaths: Separating fact from fiction Antimicrobial Resistance: A Major Threat To The Promise Of Healthy Aging (no mention of surveillance or diagnostics though) Immunological memory to SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 vaccines Protection … Continue reading

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We Should Offer Boosters Every Six Months, Not Yearly

This week, FDA advisors will be meeting to discuss, among other things, if the COVID vaccine should be switched to a yearly schedule. I think this is a bad idea, and instead, we should give people the option to get … Continue reading

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