Ed Cara
edcara
Science writer at Gizmodo and pug aficionado elsewhere
Jul 10
2

I mean, maybe it isn’t definitive! I don’t disagree there. I just don’t see how my article treats the idea of children returning to school as something that will definitely go off without a hitch... nor do I think most readers will walk away feeling as such.

Jul 10
9

Buddy, i don’t know how you can walk away from an article that ends with an Albert Camus quote and think it’s putting a rosy spin on things!

Jul 8
5

Confused me too, which is why I try to make sure that’s clarified upfront when I write about these cases!

Jul 8
16

Kuru, which I keep forgetting to mention, was infamously spread through cannibalism. And there have been incidents of people getting prions through transplants or donated biological material contaminated with prions. It’s not *easily* spread from person to person, thankfully, that much is true!

Jul 8
15

Unclear right now. It’s likely to be relatively rare when looking at all cases of covid-19. But this can be a more severe infection than any other garden variety respiratory virus, including the flu, so you’d expect these kinds of complications to scale up there as well. And we’re finding other quirks from covid-19 tha Read more

Jul 6
3

It’s definitely the second thing! My apologies if my wording at any point made it seem like the latter!

Jul 2
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Didn’t spell that out, but yep! This problem gets worse when you consider that most places probably only have a true prevalence in the single digits, so false positives would take up higher percentages of those confirmed to have antibodies.

Jun 22
1

He remembers what the numbers look like, but when his brain sees something that normally would be recognized as the digits 2 through 9, the scramble happens. The substitution system was literally just replacing the Arabic numeral system with other symbols that he could use instead, and I believe they created apps/other Read more

Jun 16
3

Point taken! I meant added oxygen, so tweaked wording!

Jun 16
5

Appreciate the added context! As to the first point, there’s probably some confounding with other risk factors like obesity. But at least one case study found someone who got new-onset diabetes related to infection despite being perfectly normal weight. So can’t explain the whole picture. https://www.diabetesresearchcl Read more

Jun 15
7

There was one of these published this month, as I noted, which found no significant protective effect. But others are on the way!