Went on a brief trip to Monterey, CA last week. Took lots of pics. Here are some of the better ones. Also see postings with identifications at iNaturalist.
Sunday, June 05, 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022
These look pretty useful and thought I would post here. Text is from the UCSC Youtube channel
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Note - I added music - Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain for drama ... I also posted it to Facebook:
Endosymbioses are so cool:— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) April 20, 2022
Some of the images / animations I will be using today in BIS2C at @ucdavis (I made a little movie and added music here but will have richer explanations for class) pic.twitter.com/92Eb7PMTjL
OK - updated with modifications based on corrections/comments from @Sergiophyceae @mcsymbiont & @DanStarrUCDavis (note, again, these are extracted from slides with lots of other details including comments about which things don't always happen ...) pic.twitter.com/LNGO8Zs94E— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) April 21, 2022
Tuesday, April 05, 2022
Our adopted cat Clover is pretty sick right now and likely on her last legs. We (my family, and the family of @LoranWyman who were her previous caretakers) are very sad. I compiled some of my Tweets about her here https://t.co/JqY1Mijips— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) April 3, 2022
Sadly, Clover is gone. I am 💔. I loved her very very very much. https://t.co/xQ1QXMQ658— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) April 3, 2022
Monday, March 28, 2022
See this thread in an easier to read format here: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1500934973775249412.html
Dear @UofCalifornia @ucdavis— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 7, 2022
This is NOT OK.
I just got a notice by letter in mail that my insurance will no longer cover the insulin I have been getting "as of January 1, 2022". Letter was dated in February and was received after March 1, 2022.
This is NOT OK.
See this thread in an easier to read format here https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1506297722776657920.html And then I got told Navitus was going to be instructed to cover my insulins by UCOP but the message clearly was not recieved.
Well, in case you missed it. Two weeks ago I posted about the disastrous and dangerous and incompetent new University of California pharmacy benefits "system" which warned me, two months after the fact, that they were cutting off coverage of my insulin 1/n https://t.co/QuTBaQBsaQ— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 22, 2022
And finally and thankfully today I was told my insulins would be covered.
Well - good news for me - I have been told that Navitus has been instructed to cover the insulin I have been using. More coming soon when I get confirmation and details.— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 23, 2022
I am now interested in what is happening to others out there who have been harmed by the UC / Navitus system.
Update - to the saga of the Navitus pharmacy "benefits" plan. I got a call today saying that my Novolog and Lantus insulin would indeed be covered by Navitus. Yay. I am very happy. Now I want to know what is going to happen to others who were harmed by the new plan ... https://t.co/yvtlODyIbz— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 29, 2022
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
"As masks come off, vulnerable Americans feel left behind"https://t.co/WGDJ1eII6x— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 21, 2022
COVID-19 Update: The Diabetes Connection, WHO Concerned about BA.2https://t.co/GT9xXPMNX2— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 21, 2022
Coronavirus (COVID-19) – information for people living with type 1 diabeteshttps://t.co/4L8MAMGtpz— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 21, 2022
Why Do Diabetics Need to be Cautious About Omicron Variant?https://t.co/IdsokhYIpO— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 21, 2022
How COVID-19 Impacts People with Diabeteshttps://t.co/iOOeT6N8G9— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 21, 2022
Rights for Workers with Diabetes During the Coronavirus Pandemichttps://t.co/OjGpLpWEpg— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 21, 2022
This is also useful: https://t.co/gx3HDCXLpE— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 23, 2022
In particular this part is important pic.twitter.com/X7EwIJyPNb— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 23, 2022
This also has some useful information https://t.co/sFFkf8BtWQ— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 23, 2022
For example says diabetics are at higher risk even when fully vaccinated "Garza-Silva, who is immunocompromised, and Liber, who is diabetic, are among the millions of Californians at greater risk of complications from a COVID-19 infection despite being fully vaccinated."— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 23, 2022
A Wall Street Journal analysis found that among fully vaccinated people, the ones most likely to be hospitalized with breakthrough infections of COVID-19 are the elderly and those with specific underlying medical conditions.
“In particular, people with diabetes, chronic lung disease, kidney disease and compromised immune systems were at risk of serious outcomes from breakthrough cases,” The Journal reported.
Lots of useful responses to question "What should high risk people do in face of relaxed masking requirements"?
So I posted this to Twitter.
So - hive mind. A question. If you were at high risk for COVID complications if infected, with the ending of indoor mask requirements, would you just try to avoid large indoor gatherings of people even when you wear a good mask?— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 18, 2022
And got lots of useful resposnes. Rather than compile them here if interested people should browse the responses.
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