UC San Francisco School of Medicine has come up with a brilliant test for COVID19 and I’m obsessed. The breakdown in Nature is highly technical, but fascinating if you’re into gene-replication and RNA. The test takes less the 40 minutes, is highly accurate, and only takes a respiratory swab. So, yeah. YAY.
UPDATE: new CDC blackouts in testing numbers and abrupt press briefing “postponement”
Kate Greenaway illustrated Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes, and her “Ring Around the Rosie” – and my mother’s creepy, captivating, great-storyteller tale of what lay behind it – made me permanently hooked on plagues. Plus, I have a very weird but very real feel for pathogens. Always have.