Preliminary genomic characterisation of an emergent SARS-CoV-2 lineage in the UK defined by a novel set of spike mutations Virological.org (dk). From the Abstract: “Preliminary genomic characterisation of an emergent SARS-CoV-2 lineage in the UK defined by a novel set of spike mutations.” And from the body of the paper: “Although we speculate here that chronic infection played a role in the origins of the B.1.1.7 variant, this remains a hypothesis and we cannot yet infer the precise nature of this event” (see the section under “Lineage-defining mutations & rate of evolution”; this paper doesn’t need a translator, mostly).
Long-distance airborne dispersal of SARS-CoV-2 in COVID-19 wards Nature. From the Abstract: “Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in central ventilation systems, distant from patient areas, indicate that virus can be transported long distances and that droplet transmission alone cannot reasonably explain this, especially considering the relatively low air change rates in these wards. Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 must be taken into consideration for preventive measures.” Important caveat: “Infective ability of the samples was assessed by inoculation of susceptible cell cultures but could not be determined in these experiments.”
There should be one of these at every entrance to every public building:
Pence announces that Space Force personnel will be called guardians CNN. “Awesome Mix Tape no. 1” playing during the presser, no doubt. (This is Pence, willing executioner for Hitler, who was handed the Space Force chew toy by Pelosi, one can only presume to advance the strategic goals of defeating facism and restoring “our democracy”).