Monday, June 22, 2020
Calling on all academic institutions and organizations to stop using Facebook for any official activities #FacebookAcademicBoycott
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Saturday, June 06, 2020
Camera: Nikon D500
Lenses Birding: Nikkor 200-500 f/5.6
Macro: Nikkor 105 mm f/2.8
Based on review of Mark Smith.
See more detail in this blog post here. "Stalking the wild garganey in West Sacramento #birding #eBird #iNaturalist #birdphotography #nikonD500.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Many of the figures are from "Life v 11" by Hillis et al. which is the textbook we have been using for the class. I have been told in the past by the publishers that this was OK to do so I am assuming it is still OK. Hope there are not too many errors ... for some reason Lecture 10 will not upload - working on it
Saturday, April 04, 2020
Today I am posting about the California Academy of Sciences which has a nice page compilation information and resources they have for activities at home: Academy @ Home | California Academy of Sciences
Thanks Cal Academy.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
And then another rantThis does not seem like a good plan: "Sacramento County Announces New Mitigation Efforts COVID-19" https://t.co/5W3Dv4Lqr9 #COVID19 #Coronavirus - especially the plan to shift from containment to mitigation #Sacramento cc: @sacbee_news 1/n pic.twitter.com/dYUwEoUGb1— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 9, 2020
And this oneI think the Sacramento plan is problematic - if they are correct that it is time to ditch containment and move to mitigation then why is their mitigation plan among the weakest announced anywhere ? See https://t.co/mHnvLbdGGG https://t.co/mHnvLbdGGG— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 10, 2020
And then Placer and Yolo County came out with their somewhat more aggressive planBut couldn't you do quarantine for some people but not necessarily for health care workers?— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 10, 2020
And moreSo #Yolo and #Placer counties have announced that they are also stopping containment efforts. I still think this is a bad idea but at least compared to #Sacramento county these counties are at least pushing the mitigation strategy a bit more strongly. See https://t.co/pbtsOMbmGN https://t.co/ZZlO2NtmFX— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 10, 2020
And thisThe Sacramento County plan is a joke - 1) containment is still useful in some cases, they should not ditch it 2) their plan for mitigation (reducing community spread) is the most limited of any place I have seen in the country -see https://t.co/ZZlO2NtmFX— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 11, 2020
And anotherBrutally behind the curve - Sacramento’s public health leader - Q&A: Sacramento’s top health official on what’s being done to stop the coronavirus outbreak https://t.co/enebtjqNkK— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 15, 2020
Really incredibly important and calls into doubt the inane claims from #Sacramento, #Yolo and other local counties that we have to stop contact tracing and other containment actions https://t.co/qp5rE3uACg— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 11, 2020
Really disappointed in #Sacramento health director’s approach: Sacramento County Health Director Defends Coronavirus Strategy, Says Lack Of Tests Made Containment Impossible - https://t.co/tiWN9gGBkS https://t.co/nqikmcSc67— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 14, 2020
Really great article by @edyong209 about some of the problems with the UK #covid19 strategy and communications; sadly some similar things have been going on here in #Sacramento area https://t.co/jtdVqkfPel— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 16, 2020
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Things blew up at @ucdavis with reports that the 1st community acquired case of COVID19 was at our hospital. I received an email about this that I eventually posted to Twitter (I waited to post until I saw others reporting this)
Tons of stories came out over the next few weeks about this and I will add some links to them. But eventually, attention went elsewhere as the 1st large clusters of cases that were detected in the US ended up being in other locations.Email I received earlier today from @ucdavis Medical Center leaders regarding the case of apparently community acquired #COVID19 in #Sacramento at #UCDavis hospital pic.twitter.com/q9qrJq5iWo— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) February 27, 2020
Actions from UC Davis announced regarding COVID19 was, well, better than nothing but pretty limited.
Announcement from @ucdavis re: #ucdavis #COVID19 #Coronavirus #SocialDistancing:— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 8, 2020
Will help increase social distancing but not going as far as I would like ... I hope this moves very soon from "recommend" to "require" https://t.co/khnnVCZFeN
Important announcement from @ucdavis: not as far as I would like but will help increase social distancing; hope they move from "encourage" to "require" soon ... #ucdavis #COVID19 #Coronavirus #SocialDistancing https://t.co/sqjGXO3fqF— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 8, 2020
UC Davis expanded actions.
Major new actions from @ucdavis regarding #COVID19 #Coronavirus h/t @TLowePower https://t.co/NLOLw2EaH0— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) March 10, 2020
Monday, March 09, 2020
Some of my favorite books about infectious disease, viruses, bioweapons in relation to #Coronavirus #COVID19
I used Amazon links here b/c, well, that was really simple.
General Information about Viruses
Thursday, March 05, 2020
What's worse than not cancelling your conference during #COVID19? How about a #MANEL #YAMMM during #COVID19.
And alas, the meeting still on - April 2-4, 2020
As a side note, it is around the corner from where I used to work (it is in the same general area as where TIGR used to me).
And, alas, on top of the meeting apparently still being on, it is also what appears to be a MANEL - a meeting with a highly skewed gender balance of speakers. I say "what appears to be" since I just do not have time right now to do what I frequently do which is to look up people's personal websites to see how they describe themselves in terms of gender. So I am basing this entirely on names and appearance but it does not look like a good balance.
Not a good look Johns Hopkins and USUHS,
#1 - due to #COVID19 this conference should be cancelled
#2 - due to the apparently extreme gender skew for the speakers, this conference is one I would encourage people to not attend anyway.
Monday, February 24, 2020
Reading Relevant to Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statements (by Prof. Dawn Sumner)
Saturday, February 01, 2020
if you want to see this on Twitter but am reproducing it here.OMG I pulled it off. I did daily observations that I posted to @inaturalist for all of January #DailyiNat - see my Calendar - this was not trivial since I was on jury duty for almost three weeks (with some time off in the middle) 1/n https://t.co/Wff4VP9E4t— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) February 1, 2020
OMG I pulled it off. I did daily observations that I posted to @inaturalist for all of January #DailyiNat - see my Calendar - this was not trivial since I was on jury duty for almost three weeks (with some time off in the middle) 1/n
@inaturalist @LMGerhart @ReaderMeter @ShannonSkalos @talonDNA @tvanlaarmicro @calacademy inaturalist.org/observations?d#DailyiNat