Category Archives: COVID-19

Some Thoughts on Masking in a Partially Vaccinated Society

One of the worst decisions made during the pandemic, and after an initial good start it pains me to say it, was CDC Director Walensky’s decision to tell people if they were fully vaccinated, they no longer needed to wear … Continue reading

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I Thank Nine Percent of Vaccinated Americans for Their Service

Here’s a very intriguing finding in a recent YouGovAmerica poll–note the red squiggles I added: I hope this is a ‘protest answer’ and not a seriously-held belief, but, at this point, who the hell knows? Thank you for your sacrifice, … Continue reading

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Long COVID: When You Don’t Collect the Data, You Don’t Know If You Have a Problem

In a good (and short) thread on the Twitterz, biologist Nicholas Bauer argues: Yes, let’s talk about how vaccines will mean fewer hospitalizations and deaths for a given number of cases! But please don’t act like a virus that, even … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: We Need More Vaccinating and Masking

We really, really do. Before we get to that, the entire city and every ward except Ward 6 are below the German rollback threshold of 50 new cases per 100,000 per week–which also is the threshold the CDC suggests schools … Continue reading

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Why Isn’t D.C. Releasing Its Information About the Delta COVID-19 Variant?

And so there’s no confusion, I’m referring to D.C., not Wor-Shing-Tun. More than a few people noticed this paragraph in a Washington Post story: The District has sequenced every positive coronavirus test sample for the past few weeks, D.C. health … Continue reading

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Vaccine ‘Hesistancy’

This is the reaction to vaccination I don’t really understand (boldface mine): James Ring, president of the Republican Party of Lakeland, Florida, said he had grown complacent about remembering to wear a mask and hadn’t gotten around to getting vaccinated … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: It Got Worse. BIGLY.

The entire city and all 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% in the second column below; n/a … Continue reading

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Is D.C.’s Ward 8 Different from Southwest Missouri?

Last week, hospital systems in Missouri sent up flares and sounded alarms about surging COVID-19 hospitalizations in Missouri (boldface mine): State health officials are warning COVID cases are soaring in rural parts of the state, including the Lake of the … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: No Real Change

The entire city and all 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% in the second column below; n/a … Continue reading

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I Don’t Think D.C. Will Reach Herd Immunity in Time

Obviously, I hope I’m wrong. Over the last week, very disturbing news came out of Missouri, where hospitals in low vaccination coverage regions of the state had to move patients to other parts of the state because they couldn’t handle … Continue reading

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