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Finally, a potentially powerful treatment for COVID-19
At the present time, there are no blockbuster drugs that dramatically improve the outcome of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2. While remdesivir and steroids do improve time to recovery and mortality…
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Countys with high vaccination rates are fairing much better than those with low vaccination rates
The US is dividing into two worlds when it comes to COVID-19. Dane County has a vaccination rate of 80% for those 18 and over. Because of this SARS-CoV-2 cannot find enough hosts to replicate and can…
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Yet another warning. Please get vaccinated
The delta variant is continuing to be a problem in places with high levels of unvaccinated individuals. All evidence so far shows that vaccinated individuals are protected against this variant. I jus…
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COVID-19 - What happens after herd immunity?
Health experts have been encouraging everyone who can get the COVID-19 vaccine to get it. They want to reach a threshold called herd immunity. What does that mean? Herd immunity occurs when a large e…
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The delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 continues to spread. Only vaccination will protect you
More research on the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 reports that this viral mutant is the most dangerous one to date. It spreads more easily and may cause more serious infections. It accounts for more t…
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The books get an upgrade


The backend of the textbook site has been upgraded. The platform has been moved to the latest release of Zikula, a content management system based upon modern, well-maintained technologies including Symfony, Doctrine, Twig, JQuery, Bootstrap, and Font Awesome.  This strong stable foundation will impact the book in a few ways:

  1. You will notice that pages are served faster.
  2. The layout of the pages has been improved as has readability
  3. Content creation has been streamlined, which should increase updates to the book
  4. I also hope to use the News module more, adding more updates about microbiology going forward.

I hope you continue to enjoy using the site.