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Links 9/13/22

Links for you. Science: The Gulf of Maine is simmering, but its lobsters seem fine — for now Monkeypox cases decline, but ethnic and racial disparities persist Selective whole-genome amplification reveals population genetics of Leishmania braziliensis directly from patient skin … Continue reading

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Flummoxed by Fascism (Except for Biden)

Last week, Lord Dark Brandon, aka “President Biden”, gave a speech in which he called out the American fascists in the Republican Party. As you might imagine the butthurt on display by Republicans and too many ‘centrists’ was enormous. Before … Continue reading

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Links 8/19/22

Links for you. Science: Some Light on Long Covid How does monkeypox spread? What scientists know COVID rebound is surprisingly common — even without Paxlovid A novel rRNA hybridization-based approach to rapid, accurate Candida identification directly from blood culture COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Links 8/2/22

Links for you. Science: The So-Called Murder Hornet Has a New Name. The Entomological Society of America has officially adopted the name “northern giant hornet” for the invasive, bee-eating wasp. (‘wokeists’ run amok no doubt…) Effectiveness Associated With Vaccination After … Continue reading

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NIMBY, in a Nutshell

The NY Times has an op-ed-ish piece about California NIMBYs (NIMBY stands for Not In My Back Yard). The article focuses on an anti-building activist, but once you clear away all of the rhetoric, this is what it’s all about … Continue reading

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Links 5/21/22

Links for you. Science: Historical contingency drives compensatory evolution and rare reversal of phage resistance Limit of Detection for Rapid Antigen Testing of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron and Delta Variants of Concern Using Live-Virus Culture Surgeons, Infectious Diseases, and Twitter Hit … Continue reading

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Links 5/19/22

Links for you. Science: The risk of COVID-19 death is much greater and age dependent with type I IFN autoantibodies Omicron caused spike in breathing condition in babies and toddlers, study finds. Omicron’s predilection for upper airway may pose unique … Continue reading

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Links 3/16/22

Links for you. Science: COVID-19—lessons for zoonotic disease (excellent) New ‘Deltacron’ Variant Is Rare and Similar to Omicron, Experts Say: Scientists have found a handful of cases of a new, hybrid variant in Europe and the United States. It’s unlikely … Continue reading

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Links 3/9/22

Links for you. Science: Why we turned the L.A. River into a freeway (for water) Warnock legislation would authorize Beagle Brigade, trained in Newnan (food-safety doggos!) The Puzzling Virus That Infects Almost Everyone. For many people, Epstein-Barr virus causes mild … Continue reading

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Links 2/26/22

Links for you. Science: How Long Covid Exhausts the Body SARS-CoV-2 Omicron triggers cross-reactive neutralization and Fc effector functions in previously vaccinated, but not unvaccinated individuals COVID-19 patients face higher risk of brain fog and depression, even 1 year after … Continue reading

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