I went to a con where a woman was selling all these stuffed bats and they were SO CUTE. She had FRUIT BATS that were bats but COLORED LIKE FRUIT and one of them was Batnana who came with a (furry cloth) banana peel. 😂 🦇 🍌
thinking about how wild old time taxonomists must've been while i read about
- the "complicated paper wasp" (P. perplexus)
- the "shouting paper wasp" (P. exclamans)
- the "rhythmic paper wasp" (P. metricus)
- the "look it's just been a lot lately okay paper wasp" (P. instabilis)
- the "yes ma'am paper wasp" (P. dominula)
- the "big paper wasp" (P. major)
- the "chill paper wasp" (P. pacificus)
- the "canadian paper wasp" (P. canadensis, only found in arizona)
- the "come to the nest in the next literally ever if you want an ass kicking paper wasp" (P. bellicosus)
Now, if this isn't the coolest thing you've seen today then you need to close the refrigerator. It's an animation of how bridges were built in Central Europe in the middle-ages.
COVID news, not as bad as it sounds, might be good?
So: Yes, you can get COVID twice.
HOWEVER, its RARE. We are in the middle of a HUGE pandemic, and it is hitting places well tied into global monitoring networks (say, the US) and we are seeing enough case of reinfection to count on your FINGERS. (If you believe the worst case numbers, you might have to use your toes or ask a friend to help)
That means it is rare. VERY rare.
As to mutation data: NONE of the cases show mutations in the regions the vaccine is targeting, and some don't show any mutations that would indicate that is why they were able to get sick again (Likely it was an issue with that persons immune system)
AND there is no consistency in which strains the people got sick with either time, so this isn't a new form that can infect you again, that is these people draw the short stick in the immune response lottery.
@netkitty Been tol by smart person that if you snuggle long into a void, the void also snuglles back into you.
Testing this now: *snugl*
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