The Monday Morning Quote #674

“The difference between the novice and the master is simply that the novice has not learnt, yet, how to do things in such a way that he can afford to make small mistakes. The master knows that the sequence of his actions will always allow him to cover his mistakes a little further down theContinue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #674”

The Monday Morning Quote #673

“Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty,Continue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #673”

The Monday Morning Quote #672

“But you know as well as I, patriotism is a word; and one that generally comes to mean either my country, right or wrong, which is infamous, or my country is always right, which is imbecile.” Spoken by Dr Stephen Maturin in the first of Patrick O’Brian‘s Aubrey & Maturin novels, Master and Commander. Stephen, part IrishContinue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #672”

Pandemic Doctor Abuse

A poll by the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested that more than a third of doctors have faced abuse from patients or their family and friends during the pandemic. The situation was worse for GPs where more than half of respondents said they had to deal with abuse in the past month. Among the main findings fromContinue reading “Pandemic Doctor Abuse”

This is how SARS-CoV-2 infects cells

From Nature’s daily email update, Nature Briefing. It is never less than an interesting read and reminds me why I took sciences at school in the first place. How the coronavirus infects cells — and why Delta is so dangerous. Scientists are unpicking the life cycle of SARS-CoV-2, the tricks it uses to evade detectionContinue reading “This is how SARS-CoV-2 infects cells”