This Shimmering Black Rock Is a 2,000-Year-Old Exploded Brain Vice. Or my brain. After reading the news.
The Wuhan Virus: How to Stay Safe Foreign Policy. Helpful tips.
WHO corrects China virus global risk level to ‘high’ Agence France Presse
— Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) January 26, 2020
Short global (physical) connectivity. Long social distance.
Cruise Lines Act on Coronavirus Risk Maritime Executive
Not a lot of cars or pedestrians:
VIDEO Ghost town: Drone images of Wuhan, epicentre of the virus outbreak pic.twitter.com/l4GjyDZyp7
— AFP news agency (@AFP) January 28, 2020
2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) NEJM. Resource page.
Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) updates PhilStar. Resource page from English press in the Philippines. Their enormous diaspora gives them an incentive to keep track.
Airport security trays carry more germs than toilets, study finds CBS. From 2018, still germane.
Police stations with Taiwanese characteristics:
Walking the streets of Taipei, I’m constantly struck by how unobtrusive the police stations are. They basically just look like any shopfront with sliding glass doors, set apart only by an overhanging sign with the dove emblem and scooters outside fitted with emergency beacons. pic.twitter.com/YHM8RBaV1F
— Ryan Ho Kilpatrick 何松濤 (@rhokilpatrick) January 24, 2020
Meanwhile, at the Louvre:
— Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) January 24, 2020
France admits its police are too violent The Economist
Deal of the century offers non-sovereign Palestinian state Middle East Eye.
New Cold War
The Fate of the China-Russia Alliance The National Interest
Auschwitz, the Holocaust, and the Fog of Propaganda War Yasha Levine, Immigrants as a Weapon
Bolton Blows Up Trump Team’s Foolhardy Quid Pro Quo Defense Andrew McCarthy, National Review
The revelations about Bolton’s book may not be so devastating for Trump Jonathan Turley, WaPo
Outbreaks of lethal diseases like Ebola and the Wuhan coronavirus happen regularly. The US government just cut funding for the hospitals that deal with them Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (GF). Everything’s going according to plan!
Ex-MI6 spy ‘fabricated dossier on Trump and prostitutes’ The Time of London. I guess that explains why Pelosi heaved three years of RussiaGate hysteria over the side when crafting the articles.
‘They let him get away with murder’: Dems tormented over how to stop Bernie Politico. First quote: Third Way. Second: Rahm Emanuel. Come on, man.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data Vice. “The documents, from a subsidiary of the antivirus giant Avast called Jumpshot, shine new light on the secretive sale and supply chain of peoples’ internet browsing histories. They show that the Avast antivirus program installed on a person’s computer collects data, and that Jumpshot repackages it into various different products that are then sold to many of the largest companies in the world.”
Our Famously Free Press
Ignore the chyron, that’s not the issue:
The arrogance, the dismissiveness, the smug cackling, the accents.
If Donald Trump wins re-election this year, I’ll remember this brief CNN segment late one Saturday night in January as the perfect encapsulation for why it happened. pic.twitter.com/8kQ6zN9AZV
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) January 28, 2020
A Bourbon-like inability to learn.
L’Affaire Joffrey Epstein
Prince Andrew is called uncooperative in Jeffrey Epstein investigation Los Angeles Times
Imperial Collapse Watch
Glenn Greenwald has his reasons Non-Zero
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.