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Everything looks fine, until it isn’t fine.

Well, as Dr. Phil Plaitt (aka The Bad Astronomer) states below, this video is very, very good at explaining why we don’t see this stuff until it’s too late, and why early action gets called overreaction. Dr. Joe Hanson (of It’s Okay to Be Smart) explains in very easy to understand terms. Hey folks. Confused […]

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Snopes: Is This Timeline of Trump’s Coronavirus Responses Accurate?

What’s True The statements on this list are all correctly attributed to President Trump.

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A New Symptom of COVID-19 May be Appearing

The Tennessean by way of USA Today: A loss of a sense of smell or taste may be a symptom of COVID-19, medical groups representing ear, nose and throat specialists have warned. Citing a growing number of cases around the globe, the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and ENT UK each […]

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Nashville Announces First Coronavirus Death

BREAKINGCoronavirus In Tennessee: Metro Nashville Announces First Coronavirus Death https://t.co/73Ayl6SEvN — WPLN News – Nashville Public Radio (@WPLN) March 21, 2020

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Is this coffee or vodka?

As this site’s masthead indicates, my profession is that of a software engineer. Our group has been working remotely for almost a week at this point. This was shared with our group by a colleague, who said a friend of his created it. Enjoy!

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Wash Your Lyrics

I guess we’ve all see the handwashing directions with song lyrics, but here’s a website that will let you create your own chart with your choice of song lyrics! Here’s my choice, I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor:

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Borowitz: CDC Director Says Coronavirus Effort Could Be Helped By Quarantining Pence

Borowitz Report: Speaking to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, the C.D.C. director said that, given Pence’s record as a science denier who mishandled an aids outbreak while he was the governor of Indiana, an immediate quarantine of the Vice-President was “an essential first step.” “Mike Pence should be sealed off in a secure area, where he […]

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Measles Case Confirmed in Tennessee, Risk Grows

The Lebanon Democrat: Dr. Tim Jones, the state’s epidemiologist, said even with just one known measles case, the Tennessee Health Department is taking a proactive approach to curtail the spread of the highly contagious, airborne disease. “So far, we’ve only identified one case,” he said. “I will say that I will be shocked if we […]

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The GOP Is the Anti-Vaxx Party Now

Sophie Weiner writing at Splinter News: Six states now have bills authored by Democrats that would make forgoing vaccines for children more difficult. In nearly all of those states, which include Colorado, Arizona, New Jersey, Washington, New York, and Maine, the bills have faced Republican opposition. Meanwhile, in West Virginia and Mississippi, the GOP has […]

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What is atrial fibrillation, and why is your watch telling you about it?

John Timmer at ARS: Your heart has four chambers, two atria and two ventricles. The atria are smaller chambers at the top of the heart, and their contraction fills the larger ventricles with blood. The ventricles then provide the powerful push that sends the blood either to the lungs to pick up oxygen or out […]

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