Pandemic Update for 2022-05-21: Macrophages
Items of recent pandemic news: Boosters approved for kids 5-11; the cause of severe Covid-19; two new vaccines built on different technology bases; immune evasiveness of two Omicron sub-variants; Paxlovid developments; and much more. Plus a frippery. The pandemic sputters … Continue reading →
Pandemic Update for 2022-04-30: Normalcy
This newsletter is tapering down. For 25 months I have been documenting the medical and scientific history of this extraordinary time. The country now acts as if it is over; what urgency the pandemic still commanded is leaching out. Herewith … Continue reading →
Pandemic Update for 2022-04-02: Re-boost
Items of recent pandemic news: Moderna announces preliminary results for their vaccine in children; the White House rolls out the one-stop information site covid.gov; FDA authorizes a fourth shot for older adults; and much more. Plus a frippery. Apologies to … Continue reading →
Pandemic Update for 2022-03-09: Presume
This week marks two years since the WHO declared a pandemic. As the Omicron wave recedes, here are some longer-form perspectives on where we are headed and where we should perhaps be headed instead. Plus a Ukrainian frippery. Quote of … Continue reading →
Pandemic Update for 2022-03-02: Maskless
Items of recent pandemic news: A new, wildly divergent SARS-CoV-2 strain in deer; mental health sequelae in Covid-19 survivors; an update on locating a supply of Paxlovid; new CDC masking guidance; and more. Plus a Ukrainian frippery. Quote of the … Continue reading →
This blog was a current awareness service for the pandemic, posting once or twice a week (until the bulk of the US population decided the pandemic was over), 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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