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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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Links 1/18/22

Links for you. Science: Calling Omicron ‘Mild’ Is Wishful Thinking. We are far past the point of hoping that this variant will spare us. (must-read; accessible to non-specialists) Effectiveness of BNT162b2 Vaccine against Critical Covid-19 in Adolescents COVID-Hospitalization Numbers Are … Continue reading

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Links 12/27/21

Links for you. Science: Counting the neurological cost of COVID-19 BNT162b2 Vaccine Booster and Mortality Due to Covid-19 I discovered that not everyone knows of the hamster’s prodigious capacity for alcohol. How are Rome’s monuments still standing? A computational biologist … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: It’s F-cking Awful

In the last seven days, 1.1% of D.C. residents have contracted COVID-19. 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 moderate threshold the CDC … Continue reading

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Links 12/22/21

Links for you. Science: How networks can make Omicron look more transmissible. Characterization of a carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli from dairy cattle harbouring blaNDM-1 in an IncC plasmid China Hawks Don’t Understand How Science Advances Report 49: Growth, population distribution and … Continue reading

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