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179 threads since April 3, 2020
July 2, 2020 / 2 tweets

For the east coast morning crowd:

As colleges and universities explore ways of reopening safely in the autumn, the @CDC has made the inexplicable and irresponsible decision not to recommend testing asymptomatic individuals at entry, or on an ongoing basic. Thread:

Carl T. Bergstrom (@CT_Bergstrom):
This recommendation from @CDCgov, coupled with the rationale given, beggars belief.

This is thinest of absence-of-evidence arguments. https://t.co/QdYy5HKl7E
https://twitter.com/CT_Bergstrom/status/1278602810158768131

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July 2, 2020 / 3 tweets

This recommendation from @CDCgov, coupled with the rationale given, beggars belief.

This is thinest of absence-of-evidence arguments.

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July 1, 2020 / 2 tweets

This is one of the stranger crimes I’ve seen in Seattle. Someone brought a saw and pruned the thick old bases of the three-leaf akebia vines growing 100 feet up a cedar, deep in the middle of the Washington Park Arboretum.

Why?

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July 1, 2020 / 2 tweets
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June 30, 2020 / 2 tweets

#ReflattenTheCurve

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June 30, 2020 / 3 tweets

I’m more excited to share something than I have been in a long time.

With Seattle’s @PacSci Center, @jevinwest and I put together the following online museum exhibit to help people how to navigate the complex information environment around COVID-19.

https://view.genial.ly/5eea3a0c15e1e60d88c5c4d0/interactive-content-facts-in-the-time-of-covid-19

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June 30, 2020 / 4 tweets

So I woke at 4 AM last night wondering:

With 10,000,000 viruses per ml of seawater, why aren’t there organisms that eat viruses?

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June 30, 2020 / 8 tweets

Graphs like the ones below scare me. I can’t see how one can spin this as anything other than a disaster in the making. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-us-cases.html

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June 29, 2020 / 2 tweets

Knut Wittkowski on COVID risk to those among the financial class.

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