The Turbid Plaque

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A few days ago, the World Health Organization caused a stir by saying that antibody tests may not indicate whether someone is immune from SARS-CoV-2. This led to some understandable confusion, and WHO spokespeople have subsequently walked the comments back a bit. While the messaging might've been...

As SARS-CoV2 blossoms into a global pandemic, friends and family members have been asking for my advice. Of course I recommend listening to "This Week in Virology," where the virus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, have been major topics on most recent episodes, but that alone won't fill the en...

Welcome to autumn, the season when school starts back up and neglected blogs come to life again. Before we round up recent science news, though, a quick question for Turbid Plaque readers. We're considering presenting The Filtrate in video format. Is this a bad idea, or the worst idea ever? Let us k...

It's Thursday, the weather is gorgeous, and I'm stuck indoors writing up the latest issue of The Filtrate, because I care about you, reader. I assume there's at least one of you, right? If there isn't, don't tell me.

In a few months we'll all be stuck indoors in this part of the world, because win...

Happy Thursday, and welcome to another issue of The Filtrate, a publication so dedicated that even the Splatocalypse can't stop us from hitting our deadline. If you got that reference without clicking the link, drop me a line and we can exchange friend codes - unless you're on Team Chaos, that i...

Welcome to another issue of The Filtrate, which we hope won't be as much of a letdown as Season 3 of Stranger Things. I mean, at least we won't outright plagiarize a concept created by a trading card game three years ago.

Summer is well underway, which means we're approaching Acute Flaccid Mye...