Friday Update for 2021-04-09: Hygiene

Three items of pandemic news you may have missed recently: A tape­worm remedy to fight Covid; you can stop sanitizing now; and a new con­cern about blood clots with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Plus news briefs and a frippery. Continue reading →

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She’s Time Traveling Again

Our intrepid time traveler, Julie Nolke, has released a fifth installment in her series. In this one a contemporary Julie, from April 2021, goes back for a wistful visit to the Julie of January 2020 — who was still blissfully Continue reading →

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Tuesday Update for 2021-04-06: O Canada

Three items of pandemic news you may have missed recently: Canada is strug­gling; J&J is ordered to take over Emergent’s factory; and the mRNA vac­cines appear safe and effective in pregnant women. Plus news briefs and a frippery. mRNA shots Continue reading →

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Friday Update for 2021-04-02: Emergent

Three items of pandemic news you may have missed recently: Moderna can pack more doses per vial; Emergent’s big mistake; and news on vaccines for kids as young as 12. Plus news briefs and a pair of fripperies. Pfizer is Continue reading →

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Tuesday Update for 2021-03-30: Diplomacy

Herewith three items of pandemic news you may have missed recently: Two more Russian vaccines; a primer on T-cell immunity; and fabulous results from a real-world study of vaccine effectiveness. Plus news briefs and two fripperies. 90% effective in the Continue reading →

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This blog is a twice-weekly current awareness service for the pandemic, with occasional feature articles. It began as a group blog chronicling lives in the Twin Cities in the time of coronavirus social dis­tancing, quar­antine, working from home, and distance learning.

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