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1. Comment of the week is knzhou on using zinc to treat colds and coronavirus. Also check out PhilH’s Less Wrong post on zinc for the common cold.
2. On the last links post, I linked an article by researcher Mark Ledwich describing a study he did debunking YouTube “algorithmic radicalization”, but expressed some concerns about the way he communicated it. He’s responded to those concerns in a comment here.