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The Filtrate: Polio Progress, Healthcare for Trees, and Special Deliveries

The big news of the past week, of course, was the promise of competent management returning to the US federal government soon, along with a very preliminary indication that the development of vaccines against COVID-19 is going well. Let’s see what else trickled through to the Filtrate. Still eradicating polio The seemingly endless campaign to […]

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The Filtrate: Track a Pandemic, Feed Your Bugs, and Keep on Eradicating Polio

Another week of this awful year has gone by, so it’s time to survey the damage and sift whatever bits of wisdom we can from the news. Welcome to the Filtrate. Pandemic rubbernecking Epidemiologists continue to trace the ways SARS-CoV-2 spreads, and among which groups, producing a mixture of interesting and depressing findings. In Nature […]

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The Filtrate for 2020.9.3

By adjusting the pore sizes, the Filtrate is now letting some non-pandemic news items seep through. Of course we’ll be continuing our coverage of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19, which means we may need to use strong language to describe the disastrous ongoing US response to this virus. You’ve been warned. Pandemic roundup Hospital staff, also known as “frontline […]