By Lambert Strether of Corrente.
Bird Song of the Day
Warbling Vireo (Eastern), St. Charles, Missouri, United States.
Patient readers, I am finish up a post on WHO’s draft “Respiratory pathogens: pandemic preparedness guidance,” so you can imagine. I will return in full force tomorrow. In the meantime, talk amongst yourselves! –lambert P.S. Since we don’t have data about anything anymore, does anyone have anecdotes about the tripledemic? RSV, flu, and Covid? What’s it like? How widespread is it in the “community” (i.e., outside hospitals)? How many people say it’s the flu, when it’s Covid? And other topics of your devising. Thank you!
Contact information for plants: Readers, feel free to contact me at lambert [UNDERSCORE] strether [DOT] corrente [AT] yahoo [DOT] com, to (a) find out how to send me a check if you are allergic to PayPal and (b) to find out how to send me images of plants. Vegetables are fine! Fungi and coral are deemed to be honorary plants! If you want your handle to appear as a credit, please place it at the start of your mail in parentheses: (thus). Otherwise, I will anonymize by using your initials. See the previous Water Cooler (with plant) here. From timotheus:
Timotheus writes: “Another view of Staghorn Sumac. Broadway is just beyond the trees in the back.”
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