Wednesday, August 4, 2021

2:00PM Water Cooler 8/4/2021

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If the Food Supply Chain Collapses Will the Public Finally See Through Brexit?

So is a long expected Brexit disaster finally about to happen, now that Brits believe the disruptions are past?

Links 8/4/2021

“Potentially Very Bad”: Lots of New Covid Variants in New York City Rats

The officialdom is ignoring a possible dire Covid risk if it materializes: new variants and mutations in rats jumping to humans.

Central Banks Must Address Pandemic Challenges

Central banks in developing countries must use monetary policy to enhance fiscal space and support relief, recovery and transformation.

Obama Wants His Private Presidential Center on Public Land—and Mainstream Media Is Looking the Other Way

Obama gets yet another undeserved free pass, this time over his Presidential library.

2:00PM Water Cooler 8/3/2021

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Often Overlooked, New Building Codes Could Buffer Climate Change

Yves here. It’s nice to see a discussion of a concrete measure (pun not intended) to slow climate change. We need way more approaches that can be executed at a local level. By Emma Foehringer Merchant. Originally published at Undark On September 9, 2020, California Energy Commission Chair David Hochschild opened a scheduled meeting with […]

Sloppy Pfizer Booster Clinical Trial Consent Form Provides Way to Exclude Reactions That Require Emergency Care

The Pfizer consent form for a clinical of its booster shot is troubling from a participants and public health persepctive.

Links 8/3/2021

Long Drives, Air Travel, Exhausting Waits: What Abortion Requires in the South

Feminists failed to press for abortion laws when they had political winds at their backs. Women in Flyover are already paying for this lapse.

‘The Economist’ Notices the Climate

A prominent example of Serious People giving lip service to the disastrous consequences of climate change, with no urgent call to action.

If Obama’s “Pandemic Playbook” Was So Great, Why Isn’t Biden Following It?

Bullet points and tables can’t compensate for years of disinvestment.

2:00PM Water Cooler 8/2/2021

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It’s Time for a New International Space Treaty

With satellite traffic increasing and space tourism set to take off, the laws governing space are due for an overhaul.