Zombie Mink outbreak in Denmark.

Ah, 2020. It is truly not the worst year in human history – somewhere between 1936-1949 AD would be my guess – but it is definitely one of the strangest. The writer of this piece was being just a little too arch here:

Mink infected with a mutated strain of COVID-19 in Denmark appear to be rising from the dead, igniting a national frenzy and calls from local officials to cremate mink carcasses.

While the sight itself is certainly terrifying for the residents of West Jutland, a region of the country grappling with confirmed COVID-19 cases connected to mink, there is likely a scientific explanation for the zombie-like reemergence from their graves.

Yes, of course there was; the bodies weren’t buried deep enough and internal gasses pushed them to the surface. They came up with ‘six feet under’ for a reason, folks. Sheesh.

Reduced posting this week.

It’s Thanksgiving week, my wife and I have a (rare) Thanksgiving dinner of our own to plan, and all of my free time is getting sucked into getting the NaNoWriMo draft done. It’s not really a ‘vacation,’ per se, but I should try at least to feel less sad about doing content this week. I might even try to get to bed to earlier – nah, that’s crazy talk.

Kind of busy weekend this weekend.

A combination of getting Backerkit ready and trying to catch up on all the first edits for TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION. And Thanksgiving week is gonna be weird this year, because I don’t know how much stuff the teachers are going to make the kids do before their half-days are over. If it was a normal month, I’d expect them not to be doing anything. As it is… :shrug:

But we go on. Have a good week this week, folks. Even if it gets aggravating. Things do continue on.

Pfizer finishes Phase 3, reports Covid vaccine 95% effective.

Excellent news.

A leading coronavirus vaccine candidate developed by Pfizer and BioNTech will be submitted for regulatory approval “within days,” the companies announced Wednesday, after their final analysis suggested the drug was even more effective than previously thought.

The U.S. pharma giant and its German partner said their Phase 3 trial was now complete and that it found the vaccine was 95 percent effective at preventing symptomatic Covid-19 — up from the 90 percent announced last week.

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Tweet of the Day, This Sort Of Thing Ends With Directed Bazooka Fire edition.

I’m just making a basic statement about reality, here. Eventually somebody’s going to shoot a missile specifically at the statue of the dog, probably because he’s been dreaming about doing it for years and all the other parts of Ashgabat are in flames anyway. It will simply happen; so I feel that this thus does not quite qualify as a political post, and as such is not over the Line.

Via @RobinDLaws.