It is very important as a pediatrician to have a favorite:
1) dinosaur (triceratops)
2) bug (dragonfly)
3) superhero (Storm)
4) animal (tiger)
5) princess (tie between Rapunzel in Tangled and Moana)
because one never knows when it will come up in conversation
Is there a pill we could take to cure Covid-19? The US government is setting up a $3.2 billion program to find out. Here’s my @nytimes story on a major new initiative and why the search for a covid antiviral has been disappointing till now. https://t.co/zEILbycWcW
US Covid-19 rate is moving again in the right direction. It is 21% lower than two weeks ago, and 95% lower than the January peak. The 7-day average has not been this low since March 2020. (But states like Arkansas, Utah, and Oklahoma are rising steeply.) https://t.co/5Oq1VnxV57https://t.co/dbwCD085Kd
BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Life's Edge by @carlzimmer 📖
Carl Zimmer investigates one of the biggest questions of all: What is life? The answer seems obvious until you try to seriously answer it.
Check out our full list of summer reading recommendations ➡️ https://t.co/U5v8XUHrANhttps://t.co/1fNRDnNbTk
CureVac news is disappointing. But if it is not a viable vaccine, current constraints to global vaccine production raise an important POLICY QUESTION:
Can policymakers help Curevac reallocate its scarce supplies of vaccine-making inputs to help OTHER companies scale up? 🧵 1/10 https://t.co/10BvegAQY6
Last Dec. after Pfizer & Moderna reported phenomenal results with their #Covid19 vaccines, it seemed like we'd end up with many effective vaccines. But the road has gotten rockier since. CureVac is the latest to stumble. Interim analysis shows 47% efficacy https://t.co/L76Jb9t9xD
IAU announced asteroid (212073) Carlzimmer = 2005 EF65. @carlzimmer is a talented science evangelist and author of many enjoyable popular science books. Asteroid Carlzimmer is a main belt rock about 1.2km in diameter. https://t.co/shsEgb8QD3
In this 3-part lecture series, join New York Times columnist Carl Zimmer in exploring the elusive boundaries around the answer to the question of what life is—a question that shapes real-world decisions, our behavior, and the course of human history. https://t.co/3wJRp9WvSP
One year ago today, then Vice President Mike Pence wrote that there was no second wave of Covid19 and that the US was “winning the fight”.
It was the start of the second wave.
Since then almost half a million #covid19 patients have died in the US. https://t.co/DzpWeanIWQ
📹 Watch a moray eating on land, caught on video for the first time!
🎣While most fish need water to feed, a new study by @ucsc researcher Rita Mehta has found that snowflake moray eels have an extra set of jaws in their throats that allows them to grab & swallow prey on land. https://t.co/Pf6Wi4EbCn
Some potential notable record #heat today:
- Billings, MT could top June record (105˚) and flirt with all-time record (108˚) from July 14, 2002.
- Salt Lake City could top its June record (105˚) and perhaps flirt with all-time record (107˚).